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December 2016 LSAT: Australia & New Zealand

Please Note

  1. December 2016 LSAT scores will not be available until after February 2017 LSAT registration deadlines have passed. Therefore, if you think you may want to take the February 2017 test, you must register for it before you know your December 2016 score. December 2016 test takers with a reportable score who no longer wish to test in February can request a refund for both regular and late registration fees after receiving their December score. Eligible candidates must submit a request for a refund by January 10, 2017. Your email request should include your name and LSAC account number and be sent to LSACrefunds@LSAC.org. Please indicate “February 2017 Full Refund” in the subject line to ensure accurate processing.
  2. Walk-in registration on the day of the test is not permitted.
  3. We strongly advise you to register early. If you do choose to register on a deadline day, please do so during our business hours. If you have technical problems with your registration after business hours, we will not be able to extend deadlines. Choosing to register during the late registration period may affect your ability to appeal any denial of accommodations in time for that test date.
  4. All online receipt deadlines are by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET).
  5. All international LSAT administrations are nondisclosed.

Test Date: Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Registration Deadlines

  • Published Test Centres: Applicants registering for the LSAT at a published test centre must register by 18 October 2016.
  • Nonpublished Test Centres: Applicants for whom it is not possible to travel to a test centre listed on the LSAC online registration system, and who are located more than 160 kilometres from an open, published centre, may request that LSAC establish a nonpublished test centre. Requests must be submitted to LSAC by mail or fax and must be received by 11 October 2016.
  • Late Registration: For an additional fee, applicants may register at published test centres only until 25 October 2016.
  • Applicants must upload their photo by 8 November 2016.

Changes, Refunds, and Withdrawals

Test location changes via phone, fax, mail, or online must be completed by 8 November 2016. There is an additional fee for this service. Go to your online account or contact LSAC for details.

Test date changes via phone, fax, mail, or online must be completed by 8 November 2016. There is an additional fee for this service. Go to your online account or contact LSAC for details.

Refund requests (PDF) for test registration withdrawal must be completed by mail and sent to LSAC by 8 November 2016. Note that all LSAT refunds are partial only.

If you miss the deadline for withdrawing your registration and getting a refund, you may still withdraw your test registration (with no refund) up until 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET), 3 December 2016 (the day before the test). If you fail to withdraw at any point and you do not take the test, your LSAC file will note “absent.” The absent notation is not a score of zero, nor will it be factored into any reportable scores on file.

If you received a fee waiver for a test and you withdraw your registration, you must adhere to the 3 December 2016 (no refund) withdrawal deadline for that fee waiver to be available for a future test within your fee waiver period.

Approximate Score Release Dates

  • Scores by Email: Online account holders will receive their LSAT score via email by 4 January 2017. Please note that it will take several hours before scores are distributed to all test takers. There is no additional fee for this service.
  • Scores by Mail (for those without an online account): LSAT scores will be sent by mail on 11 January 2017.

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