English Proficiency (LLM & Other Law Programs)

Most law schools will ask applicants for whom English is not their native language to take a standardized test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It is your responsibility to identify which of the schools of interest to you require this test. Each school sets its own standard for required minimal scores on the tests. LSAC will accept score reports for either TOEFL or IELTS exams and will include your scores in your credential report upon receipt of an official score report from the testing service. It is your responsibility to learn from each law school of interest to you how old a score may be to remain acceptable.

To have your TOEFL score sent, provide ETS with our institution code (8395) when you place your order for a copy of the score report to be sent. To have your IELTS score sent, you must request that your official score report be sent to LSAC for electronic download using the IELTS system to Law School Admission Council LLM/JD Credential Assembly Svc. We cannot accept paper copies of scores.

Once LSAC receives a TOEFL or IELTS score, it cannot be deleted or replaced. There are no exceptions. If we already have a score on file for you, and you take the test again and have the new score sent to us, we will include both scores in your law school report. The new score will not replace the previous score, no matter how long ago the previous score was reported. LSAC will include on your law school report all English proficiency scores we receive.

If we receive your TOEFL or IELTS scores after your law school report has been completed and/or released to a participating law school, we will update your report to reflect your TOEFL/IELTS results free of charge. The updated report will automatically be forwarded to the schools that previously received your report.