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Future JD Students

Your LSAT Score

Your LSAT score is based on the number of questions answered correctly (the raw score). There is no deduction for incorrect answers, nor are individual questions on the various test sections weighted differently. Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 the highest possible score. This is done through a statistical procedure known as equating, a method that adjusts for minor differences in difficulty between test forms.

Your LSAT Score Report

Score release dates are listed for each recent and upcoming test administration.

LSAT takers who have LSAC.org accounts will automatically receive their scores by email approximately three weeks after taking the test. This is the quickest way to obtain your LSAT score, and there is no additional charge. Please keep your email address current in your LSAC.org account to receive your score promptly.

For those without online accounts, LSAC will send score reports by mail approximately four weeks after each test.

Please Note

To ensure confidentiality, LSAC will release your score only through email and postal mail. Scores will not be faxed.

Your LSAT Score Report includes

  • your current score.
  • results of all tests—up to 12—for which you registered since June 1, 2012, including absences and cancellations. Scores earned prior to June 2012 are not reportable.
  • an average score, if you have more than one reportable score on file.
  • your score band, if your score was earned on the 120–180 scale. Score bands reflect the precision of the LSAT and are reported to emphasize that your LSAT score is an estimate of your actual proficiency level. A score band is reported for each individual score, as well as for your average score, if available.
  • your percentile rank, which reflects the percentage of candidates whose scores were lower than yours during the previous three testing years. A percentile rank is reported for each of your scores.

If you took a disclosed test, you will also have access to test disclosure materials.

By default, your score is released only to you and the law schools to which you have applied. During the registration process, you can request that your score also be released to other law schools (as well as agencies or individuals working on the law schools’ behalf and other eligible programs related to legal education) through the Candidate Referral Service or to the prelaw advisor at your undergraduate school. (Receiving LSAT scores enables prelaw advisors to improve their advisory services, both to you and to all students and alumni of your college.)

Your score will not be released to any other person (including a parent, spouse, friend, etc.).

Please Note

  1. Score-reporting policies are subject to change at any time.
  2. LSAC will not honor requests for partial score reports.

Contesting Your Score

If you wish to verify or contest the machine scoring of your answer sheet, you may request to have your answer sheet rescored by hand.

Predictive Power of the LSAT

The LSAT compares very favorably with admission tests used in other graduate and professional fields of study; however, like any admission test, the LSAT is not a perfect predictor of law school performance.

Your LSAT score is an integral part of your law school application, but remember: it is only one of several factors that law schools consider when determining which applicants to admit. Many unmeasurable qualities also contribute to your ability to succeed in law school, including motivation, obstacles overcome, past accomplishments, and leadership skills. Highlight these qualities in your application’s personal statement.

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