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LSAT Admission Ticket Photo Requirements

In order to be admitted to the LSAT, every candidate must submit two forms of identification:

  1. A government-issued ID,
  2. A printout of your admission ticket that includes the photo that you uploaded through your LSAC.org account.

Example of ACCEPTABLE Photographs

Acceptable Photo: Only head and shoulders are in the photo. Squarely facing the camera. Facial features are clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions. Acceptable Photo: Only head and shoulders are in the photo. Squarely facing the camera. Facial features are clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions. Acceptable Photo: Only head and shoulders are in the photo. Squarely facing the camera. Facial features are clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions. Acceptable Photo: Only head and shoulders are in the photo. Squarely facing the camera. Facial features are clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions.

The photo that you upload through your LSAC.org account must meet the following requirements, or you will be denied entry to the test center.

  • The photo must be a recent and recognizable photo of only you.
  • On test day, the test center supervisor must be able to identify you in person as compared to your photo.
  • Only your head and shoulders should be included in the photo (like a passport photo) and you must be squarely facing the camera.
  • Your facial features must be clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions.
  • The photo must completely fill the 2”x2” (195px x 195px) photo display box.
  • The background of the photo must be plain and not obscure your identity.
  • The photo must be a good quality image—not pixelated or blurry.
  • The uploaded photo must be a different photo than the photo that appears on the government-issued ID that you must take with you to the test center (do not scan or photograph your ID photo for uploading).

The photo will be retained by LSAC only as long as needed to assure the authenticity of test scores and to protect the integrity of the testing process.

Examples of UNACCEPTABLE Photographs

Unacceptable: Photo shows test takers' full body Only your head and shoulders should be in the photograph.
Unacceptable: Selfie where test takers' face is coveredFace should not be obscured.
Unacceptable: Eyes obscured by dark glasses or lense glareNo sunglasses, dark lenses, or lense glare that obscures the eyes.

Unacceptable: Pixelated photoImage should not be blurred, fuzzy, pixelated, or out of focus.

Unacceptable: Shoulders not visible; close-up of faceEntire head should be visible and no side profile pictures.
Unacceptable: More than one person in photoOnly you should be in the photo
Unacceptable: Photo is less than 2 inches by 2 inchesPhoto is too small. Your head and shoulders must fill the 2”x2” box.

Please Note

  1. You must upload your photo by the admission ticket photo upload deadline. No changes can be made to your photo after the photo upload deadline. Your admission ticket will not be available for printing until you have uploaded a photo. It is your responsibility to ensure that the photo meets the LSAT Admission Ticket Photo Requirements (listed above).
  2. Test center supervisors are directed to deny admission to anyone who does not present both an admission ticket bearing an acceptable photo and acceptable identification. If you are denied admission, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Questions? Contact LSAC.

If you have any questions concerning the LSAT photograph requirements, please email LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call 215.968.1001. Telephone representatives are available September to February, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 7:00pm (ET); March to August, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:45pm (ET).

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