You may request a score audit after you have received your LSAT score. If the score audit results in a score that is different from the original score — higher or lower — the result will be emailed to you and will be reflected in the CAS reports that are transmitted to the law schools to which you apply. The score audit process can take several weeks, and during that period, no new reports will be sent to law schools.
Requests to audit your exam responses and score must be received no later than 10 days after your score release date. Your request should be emailed to ScoreAudit@LSAC.org and must include the following:
- The reason for your request
- Your name and LSAC account number
- Your authorization to allow LSAC to place the Score Audit fee of $150 on your LSAC JD Account (or $75 if you’d been preapproved for a fee waiver which is noted on your LSAC JD Account)
Within two business days of receiving your request, we will post the Score Audit fee to your LSAC JD Account. You must pay the fee after it posts to initiate the Score Audit. (The Score Audit process will not begin until you have paid the fee through your online account.) Only one score audit is allowed per test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Score Audit?
Score Audit is an optional service LSAC is providing in response to requests from test takers. Test takers should note, however, that LSAC routinely conducts multiple procedures to ensure the accuracy of all test response data before scores are released. Because we go to these great lengths as part of our normal processes, the possibility of finding any scoring errors on computerized tests is extremely small.
What percentage of score audits result in a score change?
It is very unlikely that a score audit would result in a score change. LSAC’s standard scoring process has multiple verifications in place to ensure score accuracy. For example, 44 test takers from the August 2020 LSAT-Flex administration requested score audits, and none of the score audits found any scoring errors.
My scores on practice tests were higher than my LSAT score, so that must mean there was a scoring error, right?
No. There are many factors that could result in your LSAT score being different than your scores on practice tests. Some test takers feel more pressure or distraction when taking their actual LSAT; other test takers may be more able to focus. Practice tests often are not administered in a manner that is consistent with the standardized test process. Some practice tests also do not use LSAC-authored content or may have other flaws that could inflate your score. Thus, some practice test scores may not be an accurate indicator of scores earned during a real testing situation. Any differences in scores earned on practice tests versus actual tests are highly unlikely to indicate a scoring error.
If I request a Score Audit, will I receive a copy of the correct answers and my answers on each section?
No. The Score Audit itself is a verification of your full set of test responses, a comparison of those responses with the correct keys, and the raw score to scaled score conversions. The Audit will not result in your receiving additional data about your responses, test form, or scores beyond the information you have already received. You will be informed that either your score has not changed or, in the unlikely event that your score has changed, your new score will be listed. For a nondisclosed test form, no additional information will be provided regarding which answers were correct or incorrect. For information on how the LSAT is scored, please visit LSAT Scoring. LSAC will not provide correct answers or section scores for any nondisclosed tests.
Will my Score Audit request affect my law school applications?
During your Score Audit, your law school applications may be suspended until the review is complete. This review could take several weeks and, therefore, your applications could be delayed during that time. If you are trying to meet a specific deadline, initiating a Score Audit request may make it difficult to meet that deadline. In the very unlikely event that a score error is found, new CAS reports will be generated for your current applications. Law schools will not be notified in any way of your Score Audit request, and no notice will be sent to law schools if your score does not change.
If I disagree with the result of the score audit, can I appeal for a second Score Audit?
Score audits are a final verification of your responses and scores and cannot be appealed.