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.
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For those who are getting ready for the August LSAT, which will take place on August 11 and 12, we want to wish you the best of luck.
If you’re testing remotely, remember that it is very important that you download the ProProctor application from Promtetric’s website at least 48 hours prior to your test and run an enhanced systems check. This step will save you time as you will know for certain that your computer meets the technical requirements for test day, and you’ll get better acquainted with the check-in process.
Step-by-step instructions are available in this short video from Prometric which will walk you through not only the download process, but also give you a glimpse of what to expect on test day.
If you’re taking your August LSAT at a test center, Prometric has prepared a short video that will walk you through the check-in process and everything you should expect once you arrive. Remember that it is important that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your test session so that you can complete the check-in process.
You should have received an email with detailed instructions. We urge you to read it carefully, so there are no surprises on test day.
LSAT Writing: LSAT Writing opened on Thursday, August 3. 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. Given the large volume of test takers, we strongly encourage you to complete your LSAT Writing as soon as it becomes available.
Score Preview: Score preview is available for purchase for $45 until Thursday, August 10. Score preview allows you to see your LSAT score before deciding whether to keep it and have it reported to law schools or, alternatively, cancel the score.
After the August LSAT from August 19 through August 28, score preview is available for $75.
Scheduling for the September LSAT opens on Wednesday, August 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET. If you’re registered for the September LSAT, you should receive an email at that time with detailed instructions on how to go through the scheduling process.
Remember that if you opt to take your September 2023 LSAT at a Prometric test center, you have until Wednesday, August 16 at 11:59 p.m. (local time) to schedule your test.
Those testing in the live, remotely proctored format have until Tuesday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET to schedule their test.
Registration for the October LSAT, which is open to U.S., Canada, and international test takers, will close on Thursday, August 31.
As a reminder, test takers have the option to register for any LSAT administration through June 2024.
Please note that, when registering, test takers will be asked to state their preference of whether to test at home or at a test center. Regardless of your choice, you will not make your final decision until after scheduling opens for the administration you’re registering for. For more information, please visit our website to view the testing dates and learn more about testing at a test center or testing remotely.
Test Taker Pro-Tip of the Week: If testing remotely, do a proper room scan
A major cause of sessions being flagged is an improper room scan before the test. Make sure you 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. Also, make sure that you’re working on a hard surface such as a table or desk and 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.
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.