Current LSAT Testing Year Volumes

LSAT Registration Volumes

Data as of August 30, 2018

Registration numbers for the June 11 LSAT administration (final count), the July 23 LSAT administration (as of test date), and the September 8 (September 5 for Sabbath observers) LSAT administration (as of 8/30/2018) are available below.

LSAT Admin 2017 Registrations 2018 Registrations 2018 First-Time
Test Takers
June 30,333 24,909 16,707 (67%)
July   12,565 8,376 (67%)
Sept 44,733 34,206 20,182 (59%)
Totals 75,066 71,680 45,265 (63%)
Difference -3,386 (-4.5%)  

We are using a modified year-to-date method to compare registration counts by administration. For the September administration, the sum of June, July, and September 2018 registrations are compared to those of June and September 2017. With the addition of more test administrations in the LSAT schedule, we will need to complete an entire cycle to meaningfully compare likely applicant volume this year with last. We expect that test volume ultimately will be distributed more evenly among all test dates.

LSAT Taker Volumes

Final test taker counts for the June 11 and July 23 LSAT administrations are available below.

LSAT Admin 2017 Test Takers 2018 Test Takers 2018 First-Time
Test Takers
June 27,606 22,489 15,562 (69%)
July   11,589 7,990 (69%)
Totals 27,606 34,078 23,552 (69%)
Difference  6,472   (23.4%)