You may be eligible for automatic approval based on accommodations you’ve received in the past.
Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations
Policy for Individuals Previously Approved to Receive Accommodations on the LSAT/LSAT-Flex
Except as noted below (see Exception to This Policy), registered test takers are automatically approved to receive the same accommodations they were approved to receive on their last registration for the LSAT/LSAT-Flex, without having to submit a request for accommodations. No supporting documentation is required from these candidates. Within one week of registering for the test, the candidate will receive an approval letter, which can be found on the LSAT Status page of their LSAC online account. This approval letter will provide notice of any accommodations granted.
If you have any questions about an automatically approved accommodation, please contact an 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.
Additionally, all candidates eligible for automatic approval based on past accommodations are encouraged to reach out to LSAC in advance of the registration deadline if they have any questions regarding their previously approved accommodations or want to submit a request for different or additional accommodations.
If your last LSAT registration was more than five years before your current test registration date, LSAC may no longer have data or records related to your approved accommodations for that test. If for any reason you do not see an approval letter posted to your LSAC online 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 documentation that 1) shows testing accommodations were previously approved on the LSAT and 2) specifically identifies what those approved accommodations were.
Waiving Previously Approved Accommodations
It is your option not to accept some or all of your automatically approved accommodations and to test under standard testing conditions. If that is your election, please contact LSAC by email (accom@LSAC.org) or visit your LSAC online account within one week after registration to opt-out.
Requesting New or Additional Accommodations
Candidates who were approved to receive accommodations on their last registration for the LSAT and who seek different or additional accommodations on a later administration of the LSAT must submit their request and all required documentation by the accommodation request deadline associated with their test. 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 and extra breaks between sections 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 and extra breaks between sections.
Requests for new/additional accommodations must be submitted through your LSAC online account by the accommodation request deadline associated with your test.
Beginning with the August 2023 administration of the LSAT, LSAC discontinued adding an additional minute of testing time for each stop/start break taken by test takers. This change also applies to test takers who were previously approved to receive stop/start breaks and were given one minute of additional testing time on a prior test. If you would like to seek different or additional testing accommodations on a future administration of the LSAT in light of this change, you must submit a timely request with appropriate support in accordance with LSAC’s testing accommodation policies and procedures.
Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests
If you were approved to receive testing accommodations on a prior administration of the SAT I, SAT II, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, DAT, and/or MCAT examinations, you will be approved to receive the identical (or equivalent) accommodations on the LSAT, provided that:
- You have a letter or similar documentation from the test sponsor that details the specific testing accommodation for which you were approved (Verification of Prior Accommodation from test sponsor);
- The accommodation(s) that you request do not require the LSAT to be administered on more than one day;
- You are requesting one or more of the following accommodations (which you previously were approved to receive on one of the tests listed above):
- Unified English Braille (UEB) version of the LSAT
- Large-print (e.g., 18-point font or higher) paper-and-pencil test
- Extended test time, up to 100% additional time (i.e., double time)
- Use of a human reader
- Use of an amanuensis (scribe)
- Breaks between multiple-choice test sections
- Sit/stand during testing
- Stop-the-clock breaks
- Ability to pace (walk around) or stretch
- Use of a 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)
Some accommodations that you received on one of the tests listed above may not be needed as accommodations on the LSAT given built-in software tools (e.g., text zoom button, line spacing) and permitted items (e.g., earplugs, medication, magnification reading glasses, handheld magnifiers, etc.). Candidates are encouraged to review the Specifications of the LSAT and LSAT Writing to determine their accommodation needs for that test format.
- You submit your request and the required proof of previous testing accommodations through your LSAC online account by the accommodation request deadline associated with your test.
If you were approved to receive more than double time on one of the examinations listed above and are seeking more than double time on the LSAT, or if you request more additional testing time or more break time on the LSAT than you were previously approved to receive on another standardized test, your request for more than double time or more break time will be evaluated in accordance with LSAC’s current policies. Likewise, if you request any additional accommodations that you were not approved to receive on one or more of the tests specified above, your request for any additional accommodations will be evaluated in accordance with LSAC’s current policies. Please review the Documentation Requirements for LSAT Accommodation Requests Based on Prior Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests.
Note that new requests for test accommodations on the LSAT based on a history of previous accommodations on other standardized postsecondary tests should be submitted through your LSAC online account. All information related to your request can be completed online, and verification of your previous accommodations can be uploaded and submitted electronically, through your account. For information on how to get started, please review How to Request Accommodations on the LSAT.