LSAT Test Center Admission Requirements

Your admission ticket will show your exact test date, reporting time, reporting address, and any additional instructions. Everything you need to know about the day of the test is on this information sheet (PDF). We strongly advise that you read it carefully before you report to the test center.

This is important.Please Note:

  • Walk-in registration on the day of the test is not permitted.
  • You may not bring any electronic items (including cell phones) into the test center.
  • Test takers should not contact LSAT supervisors for any reason and are not permitted access to test rooms prior to the exam.

Admission to the Test Center

The following three items are required for admission to the test center:

  1. LSAT Admission Ticket: We will ask you to sign page 1 of your admission ticket at the test center check-in table. Your ticket must display the photo that you uploaded through your LSAC online account and must meet our LSAT Admission Ticket Photo Requirements. (Do not bring pages 2–5 of your ticket.) Your ticket may be used only on the exact date printed on it.
  2. ID: You must present a valid, government-issued ID. It must be current (or have expired within 90 days of your test date) and show a recent and recognizable photo of you. The first and last name listed on your ID must match exactly the first and last name printed on your LSAT Admission Ticket. (Make sure all of your biographical data is consistent. With the exception of address changes, biographical data changes cannot be made by telephone. To request that LSAC update the name, date of birth, or Social Security/Insurance number associated with your account, use the LSAC Biographical Information Changes form (PDF).
  3. Pencils: Bring three or four sharpened No. 2 or HB wooden pencils with good erasers. (Mechanical pencils and mechanical erasers are prohibited.) All answers must be recorded on your LSAT answer sheet in pencil. Pencils must be used for the writing sample as well. Pencils and sharpeners will not be supplied at the test center.

Common forms of acceptable ID include (but are not limited to)

  • passport book
  • passport card
  • driver's license
  • state- or province-issued ID card
  • US military ID card (Common Access Card, or CAC)
  • US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
  • national ID card
  • consular ID card
  • certain Canadian health care benefits cards

The following items WILL NOT be accepted for access to the test center: Social Security Card, Social Insurance Card, birth certificate, credit card (including those with photo), ID expired more than 90 days prior to the test date, photocopied ID, employee ID (even for government employees), or student ID.

Items Allowed in the Test Room

You may bring into the test room a clear plastic ziplock bag (maximum size: 1 gallon/3.79 liters), which must be stored under your chair and may be accessed only during the break.

The ziplock bag may contain ONLY the following items:

  • valid ID
  • wallet
  • keys or car-key fob (provided it does not feature a data port)
  • feminine hygiene or medical products (including diabetic testing supplies)
  • No. 2 or HB pencils
  • a highlighter
  • an eraser (no mechanical erasers or erasers with sleeves)
  • a pencil sharpener
  • tissues
  • beverage in plastic container or juice box (maximum size: 20 oz/591 ml) and snack for break only. Aluminum cans are not permitted.

All items must fit in the ziplock bag and the bag must be sealed. Test center staff will thoroughly examine your ziplock bag for prohibited items.

You may wear an analog (nondigital) wristwatch. The watch may not have a dedicated start/stop functionality independent of telling time, but it may have an altered faceplate and a rotating “diver’s” bezel. (Timing devices of any other kind are not permitted.)

Proctors will circulate throughout the test room to ensure that examinees are marking their answer sheets correctly and are working in the appropriate section. The room supervisor will keep the official time and will announce a five-minutes-remaining warning for each section.

All answers must be recorded on your answer sheet using a No. 2 or HB wooden pencil. Answers recorded in the test book will not be scored. Be careful not to make stray marks on your answer sheet. You will not be permitted time after the test to clean up your answer sheet or transfer answers from your test book to your answer sheet.

Test supervisors will try to accommodate left-handed candidates. However, LSAC cannot guarantee special desks or tables for you.

If any problems arise that necessitate retesting, LSAC will notify affected candidates as soon as possible regarding arrangements for taking the LSAT during the next regularly scheduled administration at no additional charge.