The LSAT This Week
Welcome to The LSAT This Week! This is a weekly blog series with 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 information you’ll need to know as you prepare for your test.
Upcoming Deadlines for the June LSAT
Request for Assistance: We recognize that not every test taker has access to a computer. LSAC is able to provide free loaner equipment to any test taker in the United States or Canada who needs it. We also recognize that not every test taker has access to reliable internet service or a quiet place to test, so we are happy to provide hotel reimbursement up to US $125 to any test taker in the United States or Canada who takes the test at a local hotel, or similar location, and provides the necessary documentation. The deadline to request this assistance, through your LSAC.org account, is Sunday, May 21.
Please note that starting with the August 2023 LSAT administration, this assistance will no longer be available.
Scheduling: Scheduling for the June LSAT will start at 12 noon ET on Thursday, May 25. At that time, all June LSAT registrants will receive an email communication with instructions on how to schedule their test and the scheduling window available to them.
LSAT Writing: All test takers must have a completed LSAT Writing sample on file in order to receive their score or have their score released to law schools. LSAT Writing for the June LSAT will open on Thursday, June 1. Given the large volume of test takers, we strongly encourage you to complete your LSAT Writing as soon as the window opens to complete it.
Remember that if you have an LSAT Writing sample from a previous LSAT administration, you do not need to submit a new writing sample.
Register for the 2023-2024 Testing Cycle
Registration for the 2023-2024 testing cycle will open on Wednesday, May 17. When registering, most test takers will be able to choose to test at home in a remotely proctored format or in person at a test center. Visit our website to view the testing dates.
Test Taker Pro-Tip of the Week: Your ID
To take the LSAT® (including LSAT Writing®), you must present a physical, valid international passport or a physical, valid government-issued photo ID issued by the United States of America, U.S. Territories, Canada, or Australia. The ID must sufficiently authenticate your identity to your proctor and LSAC. The ID must be current (or have expired within 6 months of your test date) and must contain:
- A recent and recognizable photo of you
- Your first name
- Your last name
- Your date of birth
Blurry ID captures are a big reason tests get flagged for review. Make sure your ID is captured clearly; make sure the letters are legible and the picture is in focus. Don’t let a blurry ID delay your score release or cause your session to be cancelled. Take your time in completing this step during the check-in process.
Pro tip: Your first and last name on your ID must match your LSAC account exactly. Make sure all of the information in your LSAC account is up to date with the name that is on your government-issued ID prior to testing.
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 LSAT 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.