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Accommodated Testing

LSAC is committed to ensuring access to the LSAT and the law school admission process by providing accessible information and appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities. We strive to make appropriate, timely, and carefully considered accommodation decisions on a case-by-case basis.

For information on disability-related programming at ABA-approved law schools, refer to the Law School Disability Programs Directory.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Accommodations may be available to individuals with documented disabilities who are registered to take the LSAT. Please be aware that submission of the Accommodations Request Packet does not guarantee testing accommodations. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the documentation submitted.

The test is available in regular print; large, 18-point-type print; and in braille. A nonscannable answer sheet is also available. Depending on the nature of your condition, other accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the use of a reader, an amanuensis, a wheelchair-accessible test center, additional rest time between sections, or additional testing time. Requests for these or other arrangements, or for the use of special aids, should be included when you submit your registration materials.

View Demo: Accommodated Testing

To request accommodations for the LSAT:

  1. Click on the links at the right for an Accommodations Request Packet. This packet has detailed information on accommodated testing policies, procedures, and deadlines. It is important to review it carefully and check this website often for updates.
  2. You must register for the LSAT before requesting accommodations. It is your responsibility to obtain and submit all required documentation by the receipt deadlines listed in the general information page (PDF) of the Accommodations Request Packet. You may fill out the form online or by hand, but each form must be printed and signed before it is mailed, faxed, or scanned to LSAC.

You may register for the LSAT online, by phone, or by submitting a paper registration form, which can be obtained by calling 215.968.1001.

NOTE: Your request for accommodations will not be processed unless you are registered to take the test.

LSAC encourages you to register and submit all required documentation well in advance of the registration deadlines so that you can receive timely notification of our decision. This will facilitate your planning and preparation for the test.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, LSAC will respond to your request for accommodations within 14 working days of its receipt. However, depending on the nature of your request and the documentation submitted, the entire process may take substantially longer. Therefore, if a request is received within two weeks of the deadline, you may not have the opportunity to supplement your file if, after review of your request, we determine that additional information is needed to make a decision. Additionally, you may not be able to request reconsideration of our decision.

If your request for accommodations is granted, LSAC will make arrangements with the test center and send both you and the test center supervisor confirmation of the accommodations granted. Since some test centers may be unable to provide certain types of accommodations, LSAC strongly recommends that you register early to allow sufficient time for alternate arrangements, if necessary. LSAC cannot guarantee that you will test at the center for which you hold an admission ticket. Additionally, your test may be scheduled for an alternative, later date.

You must also notify Accommodated Testing if you change your test center location. Notification must be received in writing by the appropriate receipt deadline.

Additional Considerations

Test takers who are granted additional test time on scored sections of the test should pay particular attention to the following:

  • If you receive additional test time as an accommodation for your condition, LSAC will send a statement with your Credential Assembly Service or LSAT Score Report advising that your score(s) should be interpreted with great sensitivity and flexibility.
  • Scores earned with additional test time are reported individually and will not be averaged with standard-time scores or other nonstandard-time scores.
  • Percentile ranks of nonstandard-time scores are not available and will not be reported.
  • All information related to your request for accommodations will remain confidential unless you authorize its release. If you want this information to be sent with your law school reports, you must complete and submit the Authorization to Release Information form (page 4 of the Candidate Form (PDF)) included in the Accommodations Request Packet.

Test takers who receive accommodations are subject to the same policies as all other test takers.

If you wish to take the LSAT again or transfer your registration to another date, you must submit another written request for accommodations by the deadline associated with your registration for an administration of the LSAT. All documentation submitted must meet LSAC's current criteria and reflect the current impact of your condition. If you need additional or different accommodations, you must complete all the required forms.

If your request for accommodations is denied or incomplete, you will remain registered as a standard test taker.

LSAC reserves the right to make final judgment regarding testing accommodations.

How to Reach Accommodated Testing

Email: accom@LSAC.org
Phone: 215.968.1001
Fax: 215.504.1420

US mail address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
PO BOX 8512
Newtown PA 18940-8512
USA

Courier address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
662 Penn Street
Newtown PA 18940-0995
USA

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