Documentation Requirements

The documentation you are required to submit in support of a request for test accommodations depends on whether you were previously approved to receive accommodations on a prior administration of the LSAT or certain other standardized postsecondary admission tests, the accommodation(s) you are requesting, and/or the nature of your disability.

  1. Automatic Approval Based on Prior Approval of LSAT Accommodations

    Except as noted below, candidates will be automatically approved to receive the same accommodations they previously were approved to receive on their last administration of 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 noting any automatically approved accommodations.

    Following transition to the LSAT Writing and Digital LSAT, LSAC will provide notice of any equivalent accommodations granted within the approval letter posted to the candidate’s online account. In the event you have any questions regarding automatically approved accommodations, please contact a LSAC Accommodated Testing Customer Relations Specialist by phone at 215.966.6625 or 855.384.2253 (toll-free), or by email at accom@LSAC.org.

    If your last LSAT was more than five years before your current test registration date, LSAC may no longer have data or records related to your accommodations on 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 by 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. If that is your election, please contact LSAC by phone (215.966.6625 or 855.384.2253) or email (accom@LSAC.org) at least one week prior to the national test date (for US testing locations) or your regional test date (for all other test locations) to inform LSAC of your election.

    Candidates who were approved to receive accommodations on their last administration of 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 (detailed below) 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 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. Specifically, you must provide:

    1. Candidate Form (PDF)
    2. Statement of Need for Accommodation (PDF)


    Please review the following links for more information:


    This policy only applies with respect to accommodations previously received on the LSAT. There is also a streamlined process and approval procedure, however, for candidates who were previously approved to receive testing accommodations on certain other standardized postsecondary admission tests. Candidates who wish to request accommodations on the LSAT based on proof of their receipt of accommodations on certain other standardized tests should review LSAC’s Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests and submit the required documentation (detailed below) within the published deadlines.

  2. LSAT Accommodation Request Based Solely on Prior Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests

    You may be eligible for LSAT accommodation(s) based on your history of prior accommodation(s) on certain other standardized postsecondary admission tests, provided you meet all of the eligibility criteria. If you meet ALL of the eligibility criteria for this alternative and are only seeking the same accommodations you were previously approved to receive, the following documentation is required:

    1. Candidate Form (PDF)
    2. Verification of Prior Accommodation from test sponsor


    If you are seeking different/additional accommodations than you were previously approved to receive on other standardized postsecondary admission tests, then you will also need to submit the following to support your additional requests:

    1. Statement of Need for Accommodation (PDF)


    Please review the following links for more information:

  3. Other Requests

    These documentation requirements apply if you are not requesting accommodations based on proof of approval to receive accommodations on the LSAT or certain other standardized postsecondary admission tests.

    Category #1 Requests

    If you are requesting an accommodation on the LSAT that does not involve extended test time, the following documentation is required:

    1. Candidate Form (PDF)
    2. Evidence of Disability (PDF)
    3. Statement of Need for Accommodation (PDF)

    Category #2 Requests

    If you do not have a severe visual impairment and you are requesting up to 50% extended time, or if you have a visual impairment which requires taking the test in an alternative format and you are requesting up to 100% extra time, the following documentation is required:

    1. Candidate Form (PDF)
    2. Evidence of Disability (PDF)
    3. Statement of Need for Accommodation (PDF)

    Category #3 Requests

    If you do not have a severe visual impairment and you are requesting more than 50% extended time, or if you have a severe visual impairment which requires taking the test in an alternative format and you are requesting more than 100% extended time, the following documentation is required:

    1. Candidate Form (PDF)
    2. Evidence of Disability (PDF)
    3. Statement of Need for Accommodation (PDF)