The LSAT This Week
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We offer our sincere apologies for the unacceptable delays and other problems test takers encountered during the August LSAT primary test dates. We are conscious and appreciative of your efforts in preparing and studying for the LSAT and can understand the frustration you may feel when things don’t go as smoothly as you had hoped.
We are currently offering retest options for those who started their test but couldn’t complete it, could not start their test, or who may have completed their test, but experienced delays and other issues that affected their performance.
Because many test takers fell into these categories, in lieu of offering one make-up date originally announced for August 22, we will hold two consecutive retest dates on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. We felt it was important to expand availability to address the needs of all test takers who want, and deserve, an opportunity to retest. Furthermore, most test takers affected last weekend will have an opportunity to switch, if they so wish, from remote to in-person testing at a Prometric test center for the retests.
Test takers who filed a complaint should have received an email on August 15 detailing their retest options with instructions on how to begin the process, which includes submitting an August 2023 LSAT Retest Form. If you filed a complaint and received the August 15 email, please note that the deadline for submitting the form is Thursday, August 17 at 12 noon ET. You will not be able to schedule your retest unless you submit the form by this deadline.
Once the form is submitted, our Candidate Relationship team will process your retest request, which includes generating a new eligibility number. When that process is completed, you will receive an email instructing you to check your LSAC.org account for the updated eligibility number. You will use that eligibility number to access the Prometric ProScheduler tool and schedule your retest.
If you choose to retest, please note your initial test will be cancelled and you will receive a score only for your retest. We fully expect to have retest scores released with the rest of the August LSAT test scores on August 30.
Affected test takers who completed their August LSAT may instead choose to keep their score or cancel their score and move to a future LSAT administration.
If you choose to move to a future administration and you had already started your August test, your score will be canceled. If you did not start your test, your August LSAT registration will be rescinded. In either case, you will be registered for the LSAT test date of your choice. There will be no cost to you, and there will be no adverse impact on your LSAT record if you choose to register for a future administration.
To accommodate test takers who wish to retest in September at a Prometric test center, we have extended the scheduling window for in-person testing by two weeks, until August 31, and will continue to work with Prometric to expand availability.
Finally, affected test takers who were scheduled for the August 2023 LSAT administration can opt to withdraw their registration from the LSAT. In those cases, LSAC will grant a full refund of the registration fee.
If you purchased the Score Preview option for the August LSAT, it will apply for the August LSAT if you keep your score or opt to retest. If you choose to register for a future administration, the Score Preview option will apply to the next LSAT test administration for which you are registered.
LSAT Writing: LSAT Writing is open for the August LSAT. 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 possible.
Scheduling for the September LSAT opened on Wednesday, August 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET. If you’re registered for the September LSAT, you should’ve received an email with detailed instructions on how to go through the scheduling process.
As mentioned above, due to increased demand for testing at a Prometric test center, we have extended the scheduling window for in-person testing until Thursday, August 31.
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.
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.