LSAT Inbox – November 30, 2023
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 I take LSAT Writing anytime, or do I need to schedule a time to take it?
Unless you have received accommodations that require you to schedule a time to take LSAT Writing, you don’t need to schedule it in advance. LSAT Writing becomes available to first-time LSAT test takers eight days prior to the start of their LSAT administration. To ensure your LSAT score is released on time, we recommend completing your writing sample as soon as it becomes available.
I received an LSAC fee waiver last year but didn’t get into the law schools I applied to and want to take the LSAT again this year and re-apply. Can I still use the fee waiver or apply for another one? Or can I only receive the fee waiver once?
LSAC’s fee waiver lasts for two years and covers the cost of one or two LSATs within that period, depending on which tier fee waiver a candidate receives. If you wish to take the LSAT again after the two-year period has passed, you can apply for another fee waiver. Please visit the fee waiver page on our website for more details.
If I decide to re-take the LSAT after submitting law school applications, will schools automatically receive my updated score? What if I get Score Preview and cancel the score?
Yes, law schools will receive your new score if you take the LSAT again after applying. Schools may wait to review your application until they receive updated scores. If you purchase Score Preview, schools will be able to tell you canceled a score, but they won’t see the score unless you decide to keep it. Law schools will also be able to see if you’ve signed up for a later LSAT administration after applying.
Can I use Grammarly while taking LSAT Writing? What should I do if I forget to disable it in advance?
You are required to disable Grammarly or similar software before beginning LSAT Writing. However, if you forget to disable it and see the Grammarly icon pop up when you start typing, you must disable it as soon as you notice. If you don’t disable it, your session will be flagged for review and faces cancellation due to the use of a third-party application. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your virtual environment, similar to your physical environment, is free and clear of any prohibited programs.
I have ADHD. Can I get accommodations on the LSAT? What types of accommodations are available?
Candidates with ADHD can apply for accommodations for the LSAT. Please visit the Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT page on our website for a non-exhaustive list of accommodations available.
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 LSACinfo@LSAC.org, 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.