Welcome to the LSAT Inbox! This is a weekly blog series that answers frequently asked questions about the LSAT. We encourage you to check back often for answers to more questions you may have as you prepare for the test.
Is the LSAT format changing with the recently announced addition of test centers?
Regardless of whether candidates choose to take the test online or at a test center, the format and content of the LSAT will remain the same.
The LSAT is administered in two parts. The first part consists of four 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, including three scored sections and one unscored section. The unscored section can be any one of the question types — reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, or logical reasoning — and can occur at any point in the test.
The second part of the LSAT consists of a 35-minute, unscored LSAT Writing® sample.
Will the in-person LSAT be administered similar to how testing was conducted before the pandemic?
No. LSAC is partnering with Prometric to offer the LSAT at their digital test centers.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LSAT was offered at universities and hotels. Prometric’s test centers differ in that they are specifically designed to administer tests. With Prometric, all of the test taker’s needs will be addressed so that they have optimal conditions to take the test.
Are hotel reimbursement and loaner devices still available for the LSAT?
If you’re planning to take the June 2023 LSAT and need assistance with a quiet or private room in which to test or a need a loaner device on which to take the test, please submit the LSAT Assistance Request form available on the homepage of your LSAC online account. The deadline to request assistance for the June LSAT is Sunday, May 21.
Beginning in August 2023, test takers will no longer be able to request loaner devices or a quiet space to test. Test takers will have the option of taking the LSAT at test centers which will provide free, professional equipment and an optimal environment in which to test.
How can I contact LSAC if I have additional questions?
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, you can contact us using our “Chat” feature by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of the pages on our website, via email at LSACinfo@LSAC.org, or call us at 1.800.336.3982. You can also refer to our The LSAT This Week blog for details on upcoming test deadlines, how to prepare for the test, how to avoid having your session flagged, and more.