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 LSAT administration will conclude on September 19 with the administration of the make-up test. Now it’s time to prepare for score release, which will happen on Wednesday, September 27.
Remember, you must have an approved LSAT Writing sample on file – either from the September 2023 LSAT or from a previous test – to receive your score. Your score will not be released to you or to schools if you do not have an approved writing sample on file.
If you do not have a completed and approved writing sample, we strongly encourage you to complete your LSAT Writing sample as soon as possible as it can take up to 14 days, or longer in some cases, for review and approval.
To launch LSAT Writing, use the link provided on the LSAT Writing page of your LSAC.org account. Please be sure to review all the guidelines and remove all prohibited items from your workspace during the room scan, including any scratch paper, which is not permitted during LSAT Writing. Failure to follow the LSAT Writing guidelines could flag your session for review and delay the release of your LSAT score or require you to redo your session.
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 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.
The November 2023 LSAT will be administered on Wednesday, November 8; Thursday, November 9; Friday, November 10; and Saturday, November 11. In most cases, test takers will have the option to choose the day and time of their test.
Please note that registration for the November LSAT closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.
If you plan to register for the November 2023 LSAT and may require accommodations, please note that the deadline for requesting accommodations is also Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Test Taker Pro-Tip of the Week: Rip up your scratch paper in view of the camera
If you’re taking the LSAT remotely, keep in mind that your test session is being recorded from start to finish. Whether or not you can see your proctor on your screen, LSAC has a record of your test.
Once you feel you have completed your test, you should destroy all scratch paper, including the sheets you did not use, in view of the camera. Once you complete this step, you may hit the “submit” button. You do not have to wait for a proctor before you rip up your scratch paper and submit your test.
If you’re testing at a Prometric test center, once you complete the test and hit the submit button, turn in your scratch paper when you check out of the test center.
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.