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.

The first two questions are similar, so we’re answering them together.

If I took the August LSAT retake, will my score still be released on August 30?

I took the August LSAT and decided to keep my score and not do the retake, but I did file a complaint. My account says my score is temporarily on hold. Will I still receive my score on August 30?

All August LSAT test takers will receive their score on Wednesday, August 30, as long as they have an approved LSAT Writing sample and their session hasn’t been flagged for review. This applies to those who took the retake and those who kept their original score from the test on August 11 or 12.

If I canceled my August LSAT score and chose to either take the August retake or register for a later test instead, will the canceled test count toward my overall testing limit?

No, your canceled August LSAT score won’t count toward your LSAT testing limit. You can take the LSAT five times within the current reportable score period (i.e., since June 2018) and seven times over a lifetime. For more information visit our website.

If I take the LSAT at a test center, is the test on paper or on a computer?

If you choose to take the LSAT in person, you’ll take the test on a desktop computer at a Prometric test center. If you need an accommodation to take the pencil-and-paper LSAT, you can view requirements on the Testing Accommodations page on our website and apply through your LSAC JD account.

Do I need to complete LSAT Writing every time I take the LSAT?

No, you only need to submit an LSAT Writing sample once. If you’ve already completed LSAT Writing during a previous test administration, you don’t need to submit it again.

I took the August LSAT and didn’t do as well as I hoped. Can I take the LSAT again in September or October? Do I have to wait until scores are released for August to register to take it again?

Registration for the September LSAT is already closed, but registration for the October LSAT is open until August 31. You don’t need to wait to receive your August LSAT score before you register for a future test administration. Registration for the rest of the test administrations in the 2023-2024 testing cycle is open now.

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.