LSAT Inbox

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.

Can anyone take the paper and pencil format LSAT?

LSAC is committed to helping ensure that every test taker is able to fully demonstrate their skills when they take their test. As part of that commitment, we offer a wide range of testing accommodations for test takers with disabilities. Offering the LSAT in a paper and pencil format is one of these accommodations. To receive accommodations, you must submit documentation of a disability or of having received accommodations on a previous standardized test. You can find more information about accommodations for the LSAT on the Testing Accommodations page on our website.

How will I know if my accommodation request is approved?

On your account where you submitted your accommodation request, you’ll be notified if your request has been approved or denied.

If my fee waiver application is denied, is there a way to appeal that decision?

If your online fee waiver application is denied, you may appeal the decision once; appeal decisions are final. If you choose to appeal, a hold will be placed on your file while we review your supporting documentation. The review process is usually completed within two weeks after receipt of your supporting documentation. Even if your file is on hold, you may proceed to take the LSAT. However, your LSAT score will not be released to you or any law schools until your application is fully approved or, if denied, applicable fees are paid.

They may also be required to provide clarification regarding the region from which they will be testing if it differs from the permanent address listed on their account.

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 LSAT pages on our website, via email at, 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.