For the LSAT® and LSAT Writing®
Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT
Candidates are encouraged to review the Specifications of the LSAT and LSAT Writing in order to determine their accommodation needs as applicable to the specific format and delivery of each part of the test.
Personal Items Allowed for All Test Takers (No Accommodation Request Required)
Test takers are highly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the list of personal items that are permitted during LSAT and LSAT Writing administrations without prior approval from the LSAC.
Items Allowed for the LSAT Without Prior Approval
The list of items permitted during the LSAT without prior approval from LSAC can be found in the LSAC Candidate Agreement. Section 14 covers items that are permitted at test centers, while Section 15 covers items that are permitted while testing remotely.
You are also permitted to bring any of the Preapproved Items listed on the Prometric website.
Items Allowed for LSAT Writing Without Prior Approval
- Soft foam earplugs (non-electronic, non-corded/banded, and generic foam earplugs)
- Water in a clear or transparent container with a lid or cap. All labels must be removed from the container.
- Medication/medical supplies (including eyeglasses)
- Diabetic testing or treatment supplies (Bluetooth-enabled medical devices must be pre-approved)
Testing Accommodations That May Be Available Upon Request
The following is a non-exhaustive list of testing accommodations that may be available on the LSAT or LSAT Writing. The inclusion of a particular accommodation in the list below does not guarantee that you will receive this accommodation if requested. Each request is reviewed, and a decision whether to grant any testing accommodations is made, on a case-by-case basis in accordance with LSAC’s stated policies.
- Extended testing time.
Additional breaks between multiple-choice test sections.Note: The combination of testing time and breaks may not exceed 8 hours in one test day. In the event that the approved combination of test section time and break time would be greater than 8 hours, testing over 2 days will be approved and communicated prior to the test date.
- Stop/start breaks (as-needed breaks during test sections).
Note: The combination of testing time and breaks, including the use of stop/start breaks, may not exceed 8 hours in one test day. Test sessions with stop-the-clock breaks that reach the 8-hour limit are subject to termination without additional notice.
- Use of braille writer, Braille Note, or braille display.
- Tactile manipulatives (e.g., rubber graph board and tactile letters or pictures; magnetic board with magnetic letters or objects).
- Excel spreadsheets.
- Use of a human reader.
- Use of an amanuensis/scribe.
- Permission to sit/stand during testing.
- Permission to read/speak aloud.
Alternative Testing Formats
Alternative formats that may be available as accommodations for test takers within the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada include:
- Unified English Braille (UEB) books
- Paper-and-pencil format (regular print)
- Paper-and-pencil format (large print, e.g., 18-point font or higher)
The following accommodations are only associated with a paper-based administration of the LSAT or LSAT Writing and are not applicable to the computer-based LSAT or LSAT Writing:
- Alternate non-Scantron answer sheet (multiple-choice sections of LSAT only)
- Marking answer choices in the test book (multiple-choice sections of LSAT only)
- Use of line marker or ruler