Score Canceled by Test Taker
Your LSAT answer sheet will contain a section allowing you to cancel your score; instructions are provided on the answer sheet. All such instructions must be followed completely, or your attempt to cancel will not be effective and your score will be reported. Answer sheet score cancellations are processed with the answer sheets themselves, so you may not receive confirmation of your score cancellation until two to three weeks after the test. There is no provision to remedy incomplete or improper answer sheet score cancellations.
Written requests for score cancellation must be received by LSAC within six calendar days of the test. LSAT score cancellation requests must be submitted to LSAC in the form of a signed fax; overnight letter; or expedited, mailed score cancellation form. Requests received after this deadline are not valid and will not be processed. No other form of score cancellation request—such as e-mail, mailgram, voice mail, or telegram—will be accepted, as all score cancellation requests must include the test taker's signature. Valid score cancellation requests must include:
- your statement that you wish to cancel your LSAT score
- your name and LSAC account number
- the test date and test center name and code number
- your signature (unsigned cancellation requests will not be processed)
Send your request to:
Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street
PO BOX 2000-T
Newtown PA 18940-0995
or fax 215.968.1277.
Shortly after your written request for score cancellation is processed, LSAC will e-mail you a confirmation. If you do not receive this confirmation within four calendar days after your request was submitted, contact LSAC immediately to verify that your request was processed. You can confirm processing of your score cancellation request in the LSAT Status section of your online account. You may also call 215.968.1001; allow at least four days for your request to be processed before you call. If it appears that your score cancellation request was not received by the deadline or has not been processed, you may submit proof that you sent, and LSAC received, your request within the required period. It is your responsibility to keep proof of LSAC's receipt of your cancellation request. However, no such documentation will be accepted beyond 14 calendar days after the test.
NOTE: LSAC recommends that you keep proof that your score cancellation request was received by LSAC by the six-calendar-day deadline, as well as a photocopy of your score cancellation request.
If you cancel your score, you will not receive a score or copy of your answer sheet. You will receive written notification of a score cancellation and, if you took a disclosed test, you will receive a copy of the test questions and the credited responses for the scored sections as well. Law school reports will reflect that your score was canceled at your request; this advises the law schools that you were exposed to test questions. There are no refunds for canceled scores. Valid score cancellation requests are irreversible and cannot be rescinded.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your score cancellation was received and properly processed by LSAC. Once scores are released, they become a permanent part of your record and cannot be canceled for any reason.
LSAC reserves the right to cancel or withhold test scores if, in its sole opinion, there is adequate reason to question their validity, or for other reasons.
Scores canceled by LSAC may fall into several categories.
- Scores may be canceled because of circumstances beyond your control, such as faulty test materials. In such cases, LSAC notifies law schools of the cancellation and arranges a retest at no charge on the next regularly scheduled test date.
- LSAC will investigate and reserves the right to cancel any test score if, in the opinion of LSAC, there is any question as to its validity. When the validity of a score is questioned by LSAC, LSAC notifies the test taker of the reasons for questioning the score and provides options appropriate to the specific circumstances.
- Test takers found in possession of or using a prohibited electronic device will be dismissed from the test center and their score will be cancelled.
- Test takers observed reading or working in the wrong test section will be dismissed from the test center and their score will be cancelled.
- Test takers working beyond the time limit in a test section will be dismissed from the test center and their score will be cancelled.
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