All receipt deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
Once you register for the LSAT, you can request a full refund of the registration fee through your test’s full refund deadline. (Generally, the full refund deadline is the same as the test’s registration deadline.)
After the full refund deadline has passed, you can request a partial refund ($50 refund) through your test’s partial refund deadline.
You can submit your full or partial refund request through the LSAT Status page of your online account. Once your refund request is processed, you will no longer be registered to take the test.
View deadlines for each upcoming LSAT administration
If, after the refund deadlines have passed, you find you are unable to take the LSAT, please withdraw your registration by 11:59 p.m., 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 did not schedule an exam time through ProctorU by your administration’s scheduling deadline, generally on the Thursday before testing begins at 11:59 p.m. ET, your registration will be automatically withdrawn, without a refund.)
If you registered for the test using a fee waiver or coupon, and request a refund during one of the eligible refund periods, your fee waiver/coupon will be returned to your account once your refund request is processed. You will then be able to use your fee waiver or coupon to register for a future test.
The following auxiliary LSAT fees are nonrefundable: Test Date Change, LSAT Score Preview, Score Audit.
Credential Assembly Service Refunds
Because LSAC incurs processing costs in our registration process, Credential Assembly Service (CAS) fees are only partially refundable, regardless of whether you actually use CAS. Unfortunately, because our candidate traffic is so high, we cannot stop registrations from being processed once they are submitted.
If you decide you would not like to use LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service, you may request a partial ($50) refund if:
transcript summarization has not yet begun,
no letters of recommendation have been received,
no electronic applications have been sent to LSAC for processing, and
your CAS registration has not expired. (CAS subscriptions are valid for 5 years.)
If you need CAS reporting in the future, you will need to reregister and pay the full CAS fee.
How to request a CAS refund:
Mail or scan/email a signed, dated, and completed CAS Refund Request Form (PDF) to:
Law School Admission Council
CAS Refund Request
662 Penn Street
PO BOX 2000
Newtown PA 18940-0998
Your refund will take approximately 5 to 10 business days to process, and your service will be canceled. CAS Refund Requests Forms that are incomplete or missing a signature will not be processed.
Credit Card Chargebacks, Stop Payments, and Returned Checks
- If you initiate a credit card chargeback, a reporting hold will be placed on your file. No further reporting will be possible until you pay the outstanding balance.
- If you stop payment on any check, or if any check is returned, a reporting hold will be placed on your file. No further reporting will be possible until you pay the outstanding balance.
Stopping payment will not withdraw your test registration.
A reporting hold on your file will not prevent you from taking the LSAT. However, the hold will prevent the release of your LSAT scores and all LSAT and CAS reporting to you and to law schools.
If the balance due is not settled, the reporting hold will carry over to subsequent LSAC files.