In order to be admitted to the LSAT, every candidate must submit two forms of identification:
- A government-issued ID,
- A printout of your admission ticket that includes the photo that you uploaded through your LSAC.org account.
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 have been taken within the last six months.
- The photo must be clear, so that there can be no doubt about your identity.
- Only your face and shoulders should be included in the photo (like a passport photo).
- 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 uploaded photo must match your appearance on the day of the test (e.g., with or without beard).
The photograph 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.
Example of an ACCEPTABLE photograph:
Head is fully displayed in the photo—not cropped. (Head coverings worn for religious purposes are allowed as long as they do not cover the face).
Full face is clearly visible with no shadows or obstructions.
Forward facing—looking directly at camera.
Only face and shoulders appear in the photo.
Background is clear and doesn’t obscure identity.
Please note: It is your responsibility to ensure that the photo meets the LSAT photo requirements (listed above). Receiving a message that your upload was successful means that it is the correct file type and size. Test center supervisors are directed to deny admission to anyone who does not present both an admission ticket bearing an acceptable photo and an acceptable identification. If you are denied admission, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Examples of UNACCEPTABLE photographs:
The images below are some examples of images that are unacceptable for admission into the LSAT administration.
No full body photos—only head and shoulders should be in the photograph.
Full face and eyes must be clearly visible, not obscured.
The photo must be clear—not blurred, fuzzy, pixelated, or out of focus.
The entire head must be visible in the photo—no part of the head may be cropped out. No side profile pictures or photos with head tilted.
Multiple people in the photo.
Questions? Contact LSAC.
If you have any questions concerning the LSAT photograph requirement, please email LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call 215.968.1001. Telephone representatives are available September to February, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (ET) and March to August, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm (ET).