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.

Does anyone who has taken a test at Prometric or the LSAT in person know if you have to bring your own scratch paper and pens?

For clarity, no one has taken the LSAT at a Prometric test center because the August 2023 LSAT is the first time this is happening. However, for those taking the LSAT at a test center, six sheets of unlined paper and two No. 2 pencils will be provided for you to use. You do not have to bring any materials to the test center.

I want to take my LSAT Writing now, and I’m wondering if anyone can confirm if I can take it in my dining room in my apartment?

Taking the LSAT in your dining room is acceptable as long as no other individuals enter the testing environment while you’re writing the essay and/or interacting with the interface. Taking LSAT Writing outdoors or in a public space such as a library or hotel lobby would be grounds for cancellation.

Can I just use regular printer paper for scratch paper on the test?

If you’re testing remotely, you are permitted to have six (6) blank sheets of 8.5”x11” scratch paper. The paper may be lined, unlined, or graphed. For more information, please review Section 15 of the LSAC Candidate Agreement.

Please note that scratch paper is not allowed for taking LSAT Writing.

If you’re testing at a test center, scratch paper will be provided prior to the start of the 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 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.