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What to Do if You’re Unable to Take the LSAT

If you are unable or no longer wish to take the LSAT for which you have registered, you may withdraw your registration in one of three ways:

  1. Request a Test Date Change by the administration’s test date change deadline. Additional fees may apply. Please review the Test Date Change policy for more information.
  2. Request an LSAT Registration Refund by the administration’s refund request deadline. Please review the LSAT Refunds policy for more information.
  3. Withdraw your registration. If, after the test date change and refund deadlines have passed, you find you are unable to take the LSAT, please withdraw your registration through your LSAC JD Account by 11:59 p.m. (ET), the day before you are scheduled to test. Withdrawing your registration will prevent an absentee notation from appearing on your LSAC file, but you will not receive a refund. (If you register for another test date, you will be required to pay the full LSAT registration fee.) Please note: If you did not schedule an exam time through Prometric by your administration’s scheduling deadline, your registration will be automatically withdrawn, without a refund.

All three options are available on the LSAT Status page of your LSAC JD Account. (If you do not see a Withdraw link on your LSAT Status page, please contact us at or 1.800.336.3982 for assistance.)

This is important: If you received a fee waiver, you must withdraw your registration by the withdrawal deadline in order to use your fee waiver for a different test date.

About Absentee Notations

If you schedule an exam time through Prometric and fail to withdraw your LSAT registration, a designation of “Absent” will appear on your score report when it is sent to the law school(s) to which you apply. This designation is not considered a score of zero, nor will it be factored into any reportable scores that may already be on file.