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Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities


LSAC is updating its test accommodation policies and procedures to comply with the recommendations of the Best Practices Panel (PDF) (to the extent those recommendations were not invalidated by the court’s order (PDF)). Accommodation requests for future LSAT administration will be reviewed according to these revised policies and procedures.

Updated forms and policies will be available on this page by October 15, 2015.

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

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a disability is defined as an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. To request accommodations, you must document the current impact of your impairment and how it affects a major life activity related to your ability to take the LSAT under standard conditions. Your documentation must also provide a rationale and an objective basis for the requested accommodation.

You may be eligible for certain accommodations on the LSAT based on your history of previous accommodations on certain standardized postsecondary admission tests. To determine if you are eligible for accommodations based on your history of previous accommodations, refer to the Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations (PDF). If you meet the criteria for requesting accommodations based on your history of previous testing accommodations, you will not have to provide the documentation described above.

Decisions on accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis using the documentation submitted.

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

LSAC does not annotate the score reports of individuals with disabilities who take the LSAT with testing accommodations, including the testing accommodation of extended time. All accommodated scores are reported in the same manner as nonaccommodated scores.

To Request Accommodations on the LSAT

  1. You must be registered for the LSAT before requesting accommodations. 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. Your request for accommodations will not be processed unless you are registered to take the test.
  2. Click on the links at the right for an Accommodations Request Packet. This packet has detailed information on LSAC's accommodated testing policies, procedures, and deadlines. It is important to review this information carefully and check this website often for updates.
  3. It is your responsibility to obtain and submit all required documentation by the receipt deadlines listed on the general information page (PDF) of the Accommodations Request Packet. You may fill out the forms online or by hand, but each form must be printed and signed before it is mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to LSAC.

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.

Accommodations Decisions

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 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.

Contacts for 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

Courier Address

LSAC Accommodated Testing
662 Penn Street
Newtown PA 18940-0995

Accommodated Testing Complaints

Email: accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org

Please Note
  1. Complaint emails sent to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org must include the candidate’s LSAC account number in the subject line.
  2. A copy of any complaints sent by mail or fax must also be sent by email to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org.

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