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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The September administration will begin on Friday, September 8 and will continue through Sunday, September 10.
If you’re testing remotely, it is absolutely critical that you perform an enhanced system check to make sure your computer is compatible with the ProProctor application.
Download the remote proctoring software and prepare your workspace: For a smooth experience during test day, it is important to download the ProProctor application and install it to your computer at least 48 hours prior to your test.
- Are you using a work or school computer? You will need administrator rights to download the required software. If you do not have administrator rights, you will need to use a different computer.
Check your system readiness: Follow the instructions in the Prometric ProProctor portal and perform a systems check to make sure your computer is compatible with the ProProctor application. You can familiarize yourself with what to expect on test day by watching the short video prepared by Prometric. The video will guide you through the systems check and shed some light on the check-in process on test day.
Last month, we announced that we were adding two more test dates to the October 2023 LSAT administration. As a result, the primary test dates will be:
- Friday, October 13
- Saturday, October 14
- Sunday, October 15
- Monday, October 16
Both remote and in-person sessions at test centers will be available for all four dates, and score release will still occur on Wednesday, November 1.
We are confident the addition of these dates will give test takers more flexibility as they plan to take the LSAT.
Scheduling for the in-person and remote testing for the October 2023 LSAT will open soon. You will receive a notification via email in the days prior to the start of scheduling with detailed instructions on how to schedule your test.
Test Taker Pro-Tip of the Week: Get your LSAT Writing done on time
LSAT Writing is administered online through LSAC LawHub®, and it is as much a part of the LSAT as your multiple-choice section.
You can access LSAT Writing through your LSAC.org account, and it’s supervised by ProctorU. This portion of the LSAT can be taken on-demand and is only administered online using secure proctoring software that you’ll install on your computer.
You must have a complete writing sample in your file in order to see your LSAT score or have your score released to schools.
Aside from scratch paper not being permitted, the same rules which govern the LSAT apply for LSAT Writing. For a comprehensive list of all prohibited items, please see the LSAC Candidate Agreement. The use, or detection, of any of these items may result in the cancellation of your LSAT Writing session.
LSAT Writing opens eight days prior to the start of each administration. You can access it by visiting the LSAT Writing page of your LSAC.org account to find the “Launch LSAT Writing” button.
For the best experience, we advise that you begin your session only when you are fully prepared to complete your security checks and move forward with taking your writing test.
We strongly urge test takers to complete their LSAT Writing as soon as it becomes available as it can take up to two weeks for your session to be reviewed and approved.
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.