The LSAT This Week
Welcome to The LSAT This Week! This is a weekly blog series providing information on all you need to know about the LSAT, including upcoming deadlines, how to prepare for the test, how to avoid having your session flagged, and more. Be sure to come back often to read the latest and greatest as you prepare for your test.
The April LSAT administration is in full swing
The April LSAT administration got under way on Friday, April 14 with more than 14,000 aspirants scheduled to test, and everything is on schedule for the May 3, 2023, score release, which will happen at 9 a.m. ET on that date.
Don’t forget that to receive a score or to have your score sent to the law schools to which you applied, you must have a completed and approved LSAT Writing® sample on file. LSAT Writing opened on Thursday, April 6, and it is available, on demand, 24/7.
Given the large volume of test takers, we strongly encourage you to complete your LSAT Writing as soon as possible to avoid any delays in getting your score.
Test Taker Pro-Tip of the Week: The Room Scan
As you know from your candidate agreement and for security purposes, you will be directed to complete a room scan during the check-in process. A major cause of sessions being flagged is an improper room scan before the test. Make sure you slowly (slower than you would think) do a complete 360-degree scan of your entire testing environment, including the top and underneath of your work surface, and be sure that there are no prohibited items in your work area. If you’re uncertain of which items are prohibited, review Sections 14 to 16 of your Candidate Agreement.
Also, make sure that you’re working on a hard surface such as a table or desk with a chair to test and that the room you’re using does not have floor to ceiling windows. Pro tip: Once you have completed your room scan, do not move to another location, or let someone else into the room, during your testing session – yes, people have done that, and it’s a guaranteed red flag resulting in a cancellation.
And remember that the use of scratch paper is permitted for the LSAT Multiple Choice portion, but not for LSAT Writing. A digital notetaking section is available within the LSAT Writing module to type notes as you write your essay.
Upcoming June LSAT Deadlines
Take note that registration for the June LSAT, which will be the last administration of the 2022-2023 testing year, closes April 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you feel you may need to request testing accommodations for the June test, April 25 is also the deadline to make such requests through your LSAC.org account.
If you are already registered for the June LSAT and would like to change to a future administration, you also have until April 25 to withdraw from the June LSAT and receive a full refund. Registration for the 2023-2024 testing year is expected to begin in mid-May.
Do you have an LSAT-related question that wasn’t answered here? Contact us using our “Chat” feature by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of the pages on our website, via email at LSACinfo@LSAC.org, or call us at 1.800.336.3982. You can also check out this week’s LSAT Inbox blog, where we answer frequently asked questions about the LSAT.