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Important Reminders

1. Visit www.lsac.org for official procedures, rules and information about the test prior to test day. Please note that UC Testing Services is a contract site for the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), and as such we are required to strictly follow the rules and regulations set in place by LSAC. We are not permitted to nor will we petition LSAC for permission to make exceptions to any of the rules listed below or on the LSAC website.

 

2. DO NOT BRING A CELL PHONE WITH YOU.

Cell phones, PDA's, MP3 players, and all other electronic devices will not be permitted in the test room. Testing staff will not hold these items for you, even if they are turned off. You will be denied admission if you bring one of these items with you. Please see item number 5 below for more information on prohibited items.

 

3. Timing of the test.

Candidates should expect that the test day may cover up to 7 hours. You must report no later than 8:15 am. Test instructions will be read at or close to 8:30. The timed portion of the test will begin between 9:00 to 9:30. The test will last for 3 hours and 30 minutes plus a 10 minute break. You can expect to leave the testing location no earlier than 1:30 pm.

 

4. Items Needed for Admission to the Test Center.

If you do not have these items, you will be denied admission and will not receive a refund from LSAT:

 

- Admission Ticket. Whether you register for the LSAT online and print out your ticket yourself, or you receive a ticket in the mail, you must take the ticket with you to the test center. Your ticket will contain the following pertinent information: reporting time, reporting address, test center instructions, and test center procedures.Online registrants can reprint the LSAT ticket if it is misplaced. If you register by mail and do not receive your ticket, call LSAC at 215.968.1001.

In addition, you must attach to your admission ticket a recent passport-type photograph (taken within the last six months) showing only your face and shoulders. The photograph must be clear enough so that there is no doubt about your identity, and it must be no larger than 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 cm) and no smaller than 1 x 1 inch (3 x 3 cm). Your face in the photo must show you as you look on the day of the test.

 

- Identification. You must take to the test center one current valid (not expired) government-issued ID bearing your signature. Examples of acceptable ID are: driver's license, military ID (with photo and signature on the card), state ID, or passport. The following items are not considered acceptable forms of ID for access to the test center: Social Security card, Social Insurance card, passport card, birth certificate, credit card (including those with photo), expired ID, photocopied ID, employee ID, or student ID. Note: Admission to the test center will be denied if your first and last name on the ID do not match exactly the first and last name on your LSAT Admission Ticket. If you have ID questions, you must contact LSAC (LSACINFO@LSAC.org or 215.968.1001), allowing sufficient time to resolve ID issues well in advance of the test day.

 

5. Items Prohibited at the Test Center. Test Center staff WILL NOT collect and hold prohibited items.

You may not bring into the testing room any of the following: electronic timers of any kind, beeping watches, alarm watches, calculator watches, cellular phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), hats/hoods (except items of religious apparel), books, dictionaries, papers of any kind, calculators, rulers, slide rules, compasses, mechanical pencils, briefcases, handbags, backpacks, earplugs, headsets, photographic or recording devices, listening devices, electronic devices of any kind, weapons or firearms.

6. Items allowed in the test room

In addition to number 2 pencils, photo ID and your admission ticket, test takers may bring into the test room only a clear plastic ziplock bag, maximum size one gallon (3.79 liter), which must be stored under the chair and may be accessed only during the break. The ziplock bag may contain only the following items: LSAT Admission Ticket stub; valid ID; wallet; keys; analog (nondigital) wristwatch; medical or hygiene products; #2 or HB wooden pencils, highlighter, erasers, pencil sharpener (no mechanical pencils); tissues; and beverage in plastic container or juice box (20 oz./591 ml maximum size) and snack for break only.

 

7. Items allowed on the table/desktop during testing

Test takers may only have tissues, ID, wooden pencils, erasers, a pencil sharpener, highlighter, and analog (nondigital) wristwatch. No electronic devices are permitted. No timers of any kind except analog wristwatches.

 

8. Location of the test

The LSAT will be given at the UC College of Law Building, 2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. The closest and cheapest parking garage is the Stratford Heights garage located across the street from the College of Law Building on Clifton Ave. Enter the College of Law Building at the back, sliding doors near Blegen Library. Do not park at a meter as you will not be permitted to leave the building during the test.