About LSAT Score Preview

In response to requests and feedback from test takers, LSAC now offers a score preview option for first-time test takers who wish to see their LSAT score before deciding whether to keep it and have it reported to law schools.

If you’re a first-time test taker, you can purchase LSAT Score Preview through your LSAC online account.

Register for score preview

What Score Preview Costs

Score preview costs $45 for candidates who sign up prior to the first day of testing for a given test administration, or $75 for those who sign up during a specified period after their test administration.

View score preview deadlines for each upcoming test administration

Please note: First-time test takers who have an approved LSAT fee waiver can sign up for score preview free of charge.

How Score Preview Works

First-time test takers who sign up for score preview will receive their scores at the same time other test takers receive theirs (assuming they have completed their LSAT Writing and have no holds on their accounts), and will have six (6) calendar days to decide if they want to cancel or keep their score. If no action is taken, their scores will be added to their LSAC account and released to law schools to which they have applied at the end of the six-day period.  
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the LSAT-Flex is often given over multiple days, is the deadline for the $45 price the day before MY test session, or the day before the first test sessions of a given LSAT-Flex administration?

The deadline for the $45 price is the day before the first test sessions of a given LSAT-Flex administration, no matter when your own test is scheduled.

Score preview deadlines for each upcoming administration are available at LSAT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates.

How long do I have to decide whether to keep or cancel my score?

Once you receive your score, you will have six (6) calendar days to decide whether to keep or cancel your score. For example, if you received your score on Friday, September 18, you would have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, September 24, to decide whether to keep or cancel your score. 

What if there is a hold on my score? Do I lose my six-day score review opportunity?

The six-day score review opportunity starts when your score is released to you.

For example: The Score Release date for your test administration was September 18. However, you had a hold on your score due to a review of technical difficulties, so your score could not be released on that date. On October 2, the hold was lifted and your score was released to you. You would have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 8 to decide whether to keep or cancel your score.

If I decide to cancel my score, does it count against my annual and lifetime test limits?

Yes. For more information on this policy, please visit Limits on Repeating the Test.

Why is score preview only available for first-time test takers?

One goal of LSAT Score Preview is to reduce test anxiety for first-time test takers. We also want to avoid “score shopping,” where candidates use score preview to test repeatedly in an effort to hit a higher score. 

Is score preview available for Spanish LSAT takers?

Yes. First-time test takers registered for the Spanish LSAT, and who have not previously taken the English-language LSAT or LSAT-Flex, can now purchase score preview through their LSAC accounts.

Specific deadlines are listed at 2021 Spanish LSAT-Flex Deadlines.

If I decide to cancel my score through LSAT Score Preview, how will that be reflected in my LSAC account?

It would be reflected as a Candidate Cancel, in the same way that a regular canceled score would be reflected. 

What if I don’t decide I want to purchase score preview until after taking my test?

You will have the opportunity to purchase score preview for $75 after your test administration ends. Score preview will be available for purchase starting the day after the last day of testing for your administration, up until about a week before score release.

Score preview deadlines for each upcoming administration are available at LSAT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates.

Please note: The deadline for purchasing LSAT Score Preview after testing will be extended as appropriate for individual test takers who need to retest outside of the original test dates due to technical issues.