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.

If I’m testing in person, do I take LSAT Writing remotely, or do I take it at the test center?

All test takers must complete their LSAT Writing remotely, regardless of whether you choose to take the LSAT remotely or at a test center. LSAT Writing opens eight days prior to the administration for which you’re registered. You can find those dates on the upcoming LSAT dates page of our website. Given the large volume of test takers, we strongly encourage you to complete your LSAT Writing as soon as it becomes available.

Please note that if you have an approved LSAT Writing sample from a previous LSAT administration, you don’t need to complete another LSAT Writing sample.

I’m busy on one of the days of the LSAT administration. Can I be guaranteed that I’ll get a spot to test on the day I’m free?

If you have limited time you’re available to take the LSAT, we encourage you to schedule your testing time as soon as scheduling opens. You’ll receive an email in advance with instructions for scheduling, including the day and time scheduling opens. You can also find more information on the upcoming LSAT dates page of our website.

If I’m struggling with the LSAT, does that mean law school will be hard for me?

The LSAT is designed specifically for law school admission, and it’s designed in partnership with law schools to assess the skills most needed for law school success: critical reasoning, reading comprehension, and persuasive writing. Research consistently shows the LSAT is the best single predictor of law school success. When combined with undergraduate GPA, an LSAT score provides the strongest prediction of success in law school.

If I use Score Preview to cancel my score, does that also delete LSAT Writing?

No, canceling your score with Score Preview won’t erase your LSAT Writing sample. If your LSAC JD account says “completed” in the LSAT Writing section, you won’t need to submit another writing sample if you take the LSAT again.

Am I allowed to have a drink in my testing area while taking the LSAT?

Remote test takers can have a beverage in a clear/transparent container. Candidates testing in a center can have water only, in a clear/transparent container with a lid or cap.

Note that all labels must be removed, and the container is subject to inspection.

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.