The following lists some common reasons why documentation submitted in support of a request for accommodation on the LSAT is deemed insufficient by LSAC:
- No evidence of a disability is submitted by the candidate; i.e., no objective documentation was provided from a qualified professional to verify the presence of a disability for which test accommodations are necessary, nor were any records submitted to show a history of accommodations on a prior standardized test.
- Documentation of the disability is not from a qualified professional; i.e., a person who is licensed or otherwise properly credentialed and possesses expertise in the disability for which modifications or accommodations are sought.
- The statement of need for an accommodation fails to provide a reasonable explanation for why the candidate needs the testing accommodation to best ensure that the LSAT results accurately reflect the aptitude or achievement level of the candidate.
- The documentation does not meet LSAC’s recency criteria. The qualified professional examined the candidate who is seeking accommodation for a mental or cognitive disability more than 5 years before the request for accommodation was submitted, or the qualified professional examined the candidate who is seeking accommodation for a noncognitive disability (i.e., physical or medical) before the age of 13.
- The documentation is not legible.
- The accommodation request is for greater than 50% additional time (or 100% additional time for candidates with severe visual impairments) and the documentation does not provide a rationale based on history and objective evidence, or the documentation does not show that more than 50% additional time (or more than 100% additional time for candidates with certain visual impairments) has been granted as a consistent accommodation and was approved by an appropriate professional.