LSAT Test Day FAQ

What happens on the day of the LSAT test?

  • Arrive at the testing center by 8:30 a.m. for the September/October, December, and February administrations of the LSAT. The latest arrival time for the June administration is 12:30 p.m.
  • Your ID and admission ticket will be checked by a staff member, who will then send you to a seat and provide testing materials.
  • Testing normally begins when everyone is checked in, usually at 9:00 a.m., but often as late as 9:30.
  • A brief break is scheduled after the first three multiple-choice sections.
  • After all multiple-choice sections are complete, the test proctor collects all exam materials except those required for the writing sample. The LSAT writing sample is collected separately at the end of the administration.

What should I bring to the test center?

  • Your admission ticket.
  • Acceptable photo identification. This does not include your admissions ticket, for more information read below.
  • A few soft lead No. 2 pencils with erasers; mechanical pencils are not permitted, only traditional wooden pencils. Pens are not permitted, but you may bring a highlighter marker. Pencil sharpeners are permitted and may come in handy.
  • A watch in order to pace yourself. Digital watches are not permitted, only analog watches with hands.
  • A snack and beverage. Cans and glass bottles are not permitted.
  • All necessary supplies must fit in a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag.

What constitutes acceptable identification?

  • Up-to-date official photo ID, e.g. issued by a school, employer, or the government on which both your name and photo appear.
  • Birth Certificates and Social Security cards are not sufficient forms of identification as they do not include a photograph.

What if I do not have my admission ticket?

  • You will not be admitted to take your exam.

Can I change my LSAT test date?

  • The easiest way to change your test date is through your online account on LSAC.org. You may also use the Test Date Change form or a signed, dated, written request. Enclose a $33 payment ($36 CDN plus 5% Goods and Service Tax). The Test Date Change form can be found on LSAC.org. Be sure that the request is postmarked by the appropriate date, which can be found in the LSAT Dates and Deadlines section of LSAC.org.

What if I've missed the late registration deadline but need to take the test that day?

  • LSAT late registration deadlines are typically three weeks before the test. If you do not meet the late registration deadline, you will not be able to take the test for that administration.

How can I get a refund?

  • You are entitled to a partial refund of $45 ($49 CDN) if you are unable to take the test. Send the completed Refund Request Form by the appropriate deadline date that is found in the LSAT Dates and Deadlines section of this website. You can download the Refund Request Form from LSAC.org or it can be obtained from the LSAT & LSDAS Registration Packet. LSAC will also accept a signed, dated letter as long as it makes the appropriate deadline date that is found in the LSAT Dates and Deadlines section of LSAC.org
 
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