Scoring

Your LSAT score is based on the number of questions answered correctly (your raw score).

All questions on the various test sections are weighted exactly the same. The total number you get right is what matters for your score, not which particular questions you get right or wrong.

There is no deduction for incorrect answers, so there is no risk in guessing if you don’t know the right answer to any particular question.

Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 being the highest possible score.

Your LSAT Score Report

Score release dates are listed for each recent and upcoming test date.

LSAT takers who have LSAC.org accounts will automatically receive their scores by email approximately three weeks after taking the test. This is the quickest way to obtain your LSAT score, and there is no additional charge. Please keep your email address current in your LSAC.org account to make sure you receive your score promptly.

For those without online accounts, LSAC will send score reports by mail approximately four weeks after each test.

Your LSAT Score Report includes

  • your current score.
  • results of all tests—up to 12—for which you registered since June 1, 2013, including absences and cancellations. Scores earned prior to June 2013 are not reportable.
  • an average score, if you have more than one reportable score on file.
  • your score band.
  • your percentile rank, which reflects the percentage of candidates whose scores were lower than yours during the previous three testing years. A percentile rank is reported for each of your scores.
  • If you took a disclosed test, you will also have access to test disclosure materials.

By default, your score is released only to you and the law schools to which you have applied.

During the registration process, you can request that your score also be released to other law schools (as well as agencies or individuals working on the law schools’ behalf and other eligible programs related to legal education) through the Candidate Referral Service.

You can also have your score released to the prelaw advisor at your undergraduate school. (Receiving LSAT scores enables prelaw advisors to improve their advising, both to you and to other students and alumni of your college.)

Your score will not be released to any other person (including a parent, spouse, friend, etc.).