Important LSAT Dates and Deadlines

October 2021 LSAT

Regions

United States (Including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada

About the Test Format

Given the expressed preference of the substantial majority of test takers, LSAC will continue to provide the LSAT in an online, live-proctored format through June 2022. The October 2021 LSAT will be administered in four sections. Learn more about the test format.

LSAC is committed to working with test takers to help them have the equipment and other resources they need. The deadline to request assistance for the October 2021 LSAT is 11:59 p.m. ET, September 19, 2021. There is no charge for this assistance. To request assistance, please complete the form in your online account. 

Test Dates and Details

Primary Test Dates Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Note: Registrants with approved paper-and-pencil accommodations will test on Thursday, October 14.

Registration Deadlines

We strongly advise you to register early. Requests for testing accommodations are due by the receipt deadlines below.

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. All receipt deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Deadline Fee/Refund
Registration Deadline Wednesday, August 25, 2021 $200
Accommodation Request Deadline (for test takers with disabilities) Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Assistance Request Deadline (for required technology, internet access, or quiet space) Sunday, September 19, 2021
Scheduling Deadline (through ProctorU) Thursday, September 23, 2021 through Thursday, October 7, 2021

Test Date Change Deadlines

Fees apply for changes to your test date.

All receipt deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Deadline Fee/Refund
Test Date Change Wednesday, August 25, 2021 No charge
Thursday, August 26, 2021 through Saturday, September 4, 2021 $125
Sunday, September 5, 2021 through Friday, October 8, 2021 $200
Registration Refund Wednesday, August 25, 2021 $200 refund
Thursday, August 26, 2021 through Saturday, September 4, 2021 $50 refund

Score Release Dates

Scores are released at 9 a.m. ET via test takers’ LSAC accounts. Scores will only be released if the test taker has a completed writing sample on file. If you are a first-time test taker, you must complete LSAT Writing before your score can be released.

Your score will be released to the schools to which you have applied at the same time it is released to you, unless you are a first-time test taker who has chosen the LSAT Score Preview feature. If you have granted permission to your prelaw advisor to see your score, it will be released to that prelaw advisor on the day following the day it is released to you. If you are a first-time test taker who has chosen the score preview feature, your score will be released to others only after you have chosen to have it released, or at the end of the score preview period if you have not canceled the score.

Via your LSAC account Wednesday, October 27, 2021

LSAT Score Preview

  • Before the test, first-time test takers can purchase score preview for $45 through Friday, October 8, 2021.
     
  • After the test, first-time test takers can purchase score preview for $75 starting Saturday, October 16, through Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

For more information, please review About LSAT Score Preview.