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LSAC Policy on Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities

LSAC is committed to assisting disabled candidates with requests for accommodations needed to take the LSAT. Please review all information on this page, and use the links on this page to access the forms and information you will need to make your request.

Consent Decree

LSAC has entered into a Consent Decree with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the United States regarding testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities nationwide. For further information and to read the text of the Decree, please visit www.ada.gov/lsac_consentdecree.htm.

To Request Accommodations on the LSAT

  1. You must be registered for the LSAT. You may register for the LSAT online, by phone, or by submitting a paper registration form, which can be obtained by calling 215.966.6625 or 855.384.2253 (toll-free). NOTE: Your request for accommodation will not be processed until you are registered to take the test.

  2. Click on the links at the right for applicable policies and the appropriate forms you’ll need to submit your request. It is important to review this information carefully and check this website often for updates.

  3. It is your responsibility to obtain and submit all required forms and documentation by the receipt deadlines listed on the LSAT Registration Dates & Deadlines page. All forms should be filled out online, printed, and signed (where applicable) before they are mailed, faxed, or emailed to LSAC. All required documentation should be typed.

  4. New Policy for Individuals Previously Approved to Receive Accommodations on the LSAT: Beginning with the June 2018 administration of the LSAT, and except as noted below, candidates will be automatically approved to receive the same accommodations they were approved to receive on their last registration for the LSAT upon timely registering for the exam, without having to submit a request for accommodations. No supporting documentation will be required from these candidates. An approval letter will be posted to the candidate’s online account.

    If your last LSAT registration was more than five years before your current test registration date, LSAC may no longer have data or records related to your approved accommodations for that test. If for any reason you do not see an approval letter posted to your LSAC.org account within one week of registering, please contact LSAC immediately by phone at 215.966.6625 or 855.384.2253 (toll-free) or email at accom@LSAC.org. If LSAC no longer has data relating to your prior request and approval, it will be your responsibility to provide LSAC with acceptable proof that testing accommodations were approved on the LSAT and specifically identifying what those approved accommodations were.

    It is also your option not to accept any automatically approved accommodations and to test under standard testing conditions. If that is your election, please contact LSAC by phone (215.966.6625 or 855.384.2253) or email (accom@LSAC.org) within one week after registration to inform LSAC of your election. Please note: If you elect not to accept automatically approved accommodations, the accommodations will not be automatically approved for subsequent administrations of the LSAT. If you believe you will need any accommodation on a subsequent administration of the LSAT, you will need to submit a new request for accommodation in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures.

    Candidates who were approved to receive accommodations on their last registration for the LSAT and who seek different or additional accommodations on a later administration of the LSAT must submit a request for the different or additional accommodations and submit the required documentation by the test registration deadline. This requirement applies if, for example, you were previously approved to receive 50% additional time on the LSAT but now wish to receive 100% additional time and extra breaks between sections on the LSAT. In this case, you will still be automatically approved to receive 50% additional time, but you must submit the appropriate documentation within the published deadlines to support your request for 100% additional time and breaks between sections.

  5. You may be eligible for certain accommodations on the LSAT based on your history of previous accommodations on certain other standardized postsecondary admission tests. To determine if you are eligible for accommodations based on your history of previous accommodations on certain other standardized admission tests, refer to the Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests.

Accommodation Decisions

Persons with disabilities seeking testing accommodations must submit their request for testing accommodations together with all supporting documentation by the stated registration deadline to be considered for testing accommodations. The stated registration deadline is also the deadline for LSAC to receive any supplemental documentation that may be requested by LSAC or submitted by the candidate after the receipt of the original request. Barring unforeseen circumstances, LSAC will respond to each request for testing accommodations within 14 business days of its receipt. If a request is received within two weeks of the deadline, you may not have the opportunity to supplement your file if, after review of your request, we determine that additional information is needed to make a decision. If your request is not approved in full, a decision letter will be posted to your online account that explains the rationale for LSAC’s decision. You will have two (2) business days after this letter is posted to your online account to notify LSAC if you intend to appeal. You will have four (4) calendar days after the letter is posted to your online account to submit an appeal to LSAC. If you appeal, the result of the appeal will be provided within one week of the submission of the appeal.

LSAC encourages you to register and submit all required documentation well in advance of registration deadlines so that you can receive timely notification of our decision. This will facilitate your planning and preparation for the test.

Please note that, beginning with the February 2018 administration of the test, there is only one deadline for test registration. There is no “late registration” deadline.

If your request for accommodation is granted, LSAC will make arrangements with the test center and send both you and the test center supervisor confirmation of the accommodation granted. Since some test centers may be unable to provide certain types of accommodation, LSAC strongly recommends that you register early to allow sufficient time for alternate arrangements, if necessary. LSAC cannot guarantee that you will test at the center for which you hold an admission ticket. Additionally, your test may be scheduled for an alternative, later date/time. You must notify Accommodated Testing if you change your test center location. This notification must be received in writing by the applicable test registration deadline.

Additional Considerations

Test takers who receive accommodation on the LSAT are subject to the same policies as all other test takers.

The LSAT consists of five multiple choice sections, one of which is unscored, and an unscored writing sample.

If you need a modification of any of the policies related to the administration of the test due to a disability, you MUST seek an accommodation.

Unauthorized changes to approved accommodations, the test center location, the test date and time, or to other test conditions made by test center personnel or the candidate may result in the invalidation of your test score.

Test takers with similar accommodations may be tested in the same room.

LSAC does not annotate the score reports of individuals with disabilities who take the LSAT with testing accommodations, including the testing accommodation of extended time. All accommodated scores are reported in the same manner as nonaccommodated scores.

If your request for accommodations is denied or late, you will remain registered to test under standard conditions.

LSAC reserves the right to make the final judgment regarding testing accommodations.

How to Reach Accommodated Testing

Email: accom@LSAC.org
Phone: 215.966.6625
Toll-free: 855.384.2253
Fax: 215.504.1420

US mail address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
PO BOX 8512
Newtown PA 18940-8512
USA

Courier address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
662 Penn Street
Newtown PA 18940-0995
USA

Accommodated Testing Complaints

Email: accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org

Please Note

  1. Complaint emails sent to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org must include the candidate’s LSAC account number in the subject line.
  2. A copy of any complaints sent by mail or fax must also be sent by email to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org.

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