Your LSAT (or LSAT-Flex) score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly — your “raw score.” All test questions are weighted exactly the same. The total number of questions you get right is what matters for your score, not which particular questions you get right or wrong. There is no deduction for incorrect answers.
To make it easier to compare scores earned across different LSAT administrations, your “raw score” is converted to an LSAT scale. This is the score you receive in your score report. The LSAT scale ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 being the highest possible score.
Your LSAT Score Report
When will I get my score?
On the score release date associated with your test date, your LSAT score will be posted to the LSAT Status page of your LSAC account. You will receive an email when your score is available.
What is included in my score report?
Your LSAT Score Report includes:
- Your current score.
- Results of all reportable tests — up to 12 — including absences and cancellations for standard LSAT takers and cancellations only for LSAT-Flex takers due to the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19. An LSAT (or LSAT-Flex) result is reportable for up to five testing years after the testing year in which the score is earned. For information about how many times a test taker may sit for the LSAT, please see Limits on Repeating the LSAT. LSAT testing years run from July 1 through June 30.
- Your percentile rank, which reflects the percentage of test takers whose scores were lower than yours during the previous three testing years. A percentile rank is reported for each of your scores.
- Your score band.
NOTE: LSAT scores earned prior to June 2016 are not considered valid for law school admission and are not included in your score report. However, if you would like a copy of your nonreportable LSAT scores for your personal records, you can order an Official Candidate LSAT Score Report.
Who receives my score report?
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.
You can also have your score released to the prelaw advisor at your undergraduate school. (Receiving LSAT scores enables prelaw advisors to improve their advising, both to you and to other students and alumni of your college.)
Your score will not be released to any other person (including a parent, spouse, friend, etc.).
Scores for the LSAT-Flex (a test with three scored sections and no unscored variable section) will have an annotation that the test was administered in the online, remotely proctored format during the period May 2020 through June 2021.
How long can I use my LSAT score for applying to law school?
All of your 12 most recent LSAT (or LSAT-Flex) results will be reported to the law schools to which you apply if earned in the current testing year or if earned in the prior five testing years. (Note that LSAT results include scores, cancellations, and absences. LSAT-Flex results include only scores and cancellations, due to the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.) Beginning with the 2021-2022 testing year, LSAT testing years run from July through June. For information about how many times a test taker may sit for the LSAT, please see Limits on Repeating the LSAT.
For example, if you apply to a law school in January 2022, any LSAT scores you earn in the July 2021-June 2022 testing year will be reported. Any scores you earned during the following testing years will also be reported:
- June 2020-June 2021
- June 2019-May 2020
- June 2018-May 2019
- June 2017-May 2018
- June 2016-May 2017
If you took the LSAT in June 2016, you could use this score to apply to law school through June 2022. Results from LSATs prior to June 2016 will not be reported.