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 my LSAT score is on hold, and I don’t receive it until after score release day, can I still use Score Preview?

Yes, if you purchased score preview and receive your LSAT score after the day scores are released, you will still have six days from the date you receive your score to decide whether to keep or cancel it.

Am I allowed to touch my face during the LSAT?

While there are no rules preventing you from touching your face while taking the LSAT, as we believe this to be normal test taker behavior, you cannot obstruct your face from proper monitoring. Please know that we are actively working with Prometric to prevent this interruption from happening on future tests.

I experienced issues during the September LSAT and want to request a retest. Can I take the retest in person even though I took the original test remotely?

Yes, if you are approved to retake the September LSAT, you can schedule to take the retest in a test center even if you originally took it remotely.

If I'm taking the paper and pencil LSAT at a test center, can I bring a highlighter? Highlighting passages on LawHub has been helpful.

No, you are not allowed to bring highlighters for the paper-and-pencil LSAT. You will be given number two pencils and scratch paper at the test center, which can be used while taking the LSAT.

When I registered for the LSAT, there were multiple dates listed. When will I know what date I’m taking the test?

When scheduling opens for your test administration, you can schedule your LSAT for a day and time that works best for you. We encourage you to schedule early, as some time slots will fill up quickly.

You can check the test dates page on our website to see when scheduling opens for your test administration. If your test administration says TBD, check back later and refer to your email for details on when scheduling opens for your administration.

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.