LSAT® Test Dates & Registration 2022-2023
Learn about the latest updates to LSAT testing schedules, with a comprehensive list of upcoming LSAT registration, test, and score release dates below.
LSAT Test Dates 2022 - 2023
The latest LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates are as follows:
LSAT Test Date
LSAT Registration Deadline
LSAT Score Release Date
April 29th, 30th
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
June 10th, 11th
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022
August 12th, 13th
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
September 9th, 10th
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
October 14th, 15th
Thursday, September 1, 2022
November 11th, 12th
Thursday, September 29, 2022
January 13th, 14th
Thursday, December 1, 2022
February 10th, 11th
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
April 14th, 15th
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
June 9th, 10th
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
The current registration fee for the LSAT is $200. View a full list of LSAT test dates, registration deadlines, and withdrawal deadlines.
WHAT'S THE BEST LSAT TEST DATE FOR YOU?
The June LSAT is a popular choice for many students ending their Junior year of college looking to start law school immediately after graduation. Preparing for the LSAT in the spring and testing in June allows you to work on the other components of your application over the summer and submit applications as soon as application season opens in the Fall. If your spring semester is particularly busy or your finals period runs long, layering in LSAT prep on top of high-level classes, work, and other obligations may not be a great recipe for success.
Summer LSATs are often a better option and, in fact, one of the most popular time to take the LSAT.
Taking the early Fall LSAT allows you to prep during your entire summer downtime and still submit applications early. Remember that most law schools work on a rolling admissions cycle, meaning that the earlier you apply, the more seats are still available. Scholarship money is also awarded on a rolling basis, so earlier application makes you eligible for more merit-based awards. The early Fall LSAT exam date is still ideal because it allows you to retest in late fall or early winter if necessary, and still submit applications in time for most law schools' regular decision deadlines.
If you’re a little late getting started or find yourself needing more time to prepare, the late Fall LSAT dates will be solid options. The drawback is that your scores will come in later than those of other applicants, forcing you to submit your completed applications later than other applicants in the rolling admissions process. The advantage is that you could potentially get a higher LSAT score by giving yourself more time to study. However, it is much more important to submit a competitive application than an early application.
Nearly half the students who will take the 'early' LSATs will be re-takers trying to raise their scores. Given how late it is in the admissions cycle, you should not proactively plan on taking these exams as your first test, unless you are planning on applying the following year. That said, if you are late to the game, you can indeed still earn admission with a strong LSAT score (i.e., above the median) for the school(s) to which you choose to apply.
The early Spring LSAT date will fall past the application deadline of many law schools, and should really be a chance to get a head start rather than a last-chance for Fall 2022 admissions.
Keep in mind that whichever LSAT test date you choose, you’ll need to register for the exam approximately six weeks prior to the test date. Be sure to check lsac.org for registration deadlines.
THE CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE
Almost all ABA-approved law schools require you to register with the Credential Assembly Service. The Credential Assembly Service prepares and provides a report to each law school to which you apply. This report includes your undergraduate academic summary, copies of all school transcripts, LSAT scores and writing sample copies, data on how your LSAT score and GPA compares to other applicants in your major from your undergraduate school, and copies of letters of recommendation.
Online registration for the Credential Assembly Service service costs $195 and extends for five years from your LSAT registration date.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE THE LSAT?
Registration for the LSAT, including LSAT Writing, is $200. You will also need to register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at a cost of $195. The CAS is used to keep all your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any other documents required for each of your law school applications in one central place for law schools to access when reviewing your application.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE LSAT
You can register for the LSAT online by going to your LSAC.org account. If you don’t have one, you can create an LSAC.org account for free. You can also register for the LSAT by phone by calling the LSAC at 215-968-1001. The LSAC registration phone lines are open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (ET), September through February and 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. (ET) March through August.
CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR LSAT TEST DATE?
You can change your LSAT test date to a different date within the current testing year before your current LSAT administration’s Test Date deadline has passed. If your Test Date Change deadline has passed, you can still withdraw your test registration and then register again for future dates. The Test Date Change fee is $125. You can submit a request to change your test date directly to the LSAC through your LSAC.org account or by mail or fax. You can find the most current information on the LSAC website.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE LSAT?
You will want to devote at least 120 hours studying and practicing for the LSAT. We recommend that you spend 150-to-300 hours on LSAT prep over two-to-three months (about 20-to-25 hours per week). Keep in mind that those hours include any classes or private tutoring sessions you might be using.
To determine how many hours you need to study for the LSAT, first set a goal score, and figure out what kind of prep will work best for you and your schedule, whether On Demand courses, Live Online courses, flexible In Person courses, or studying on your own or with a tutor. Then take a blank calendar, set a test date, and determine your weekly schedules for studying.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs to take the LSAT?
The LSAT should be taken by anyone who wants to go to law school. Once you take the LSAT and receive your score, you can use that score to apply to law schools for up to three years from the date of your exam.
What is the LSAT-Flex?
The LSAT-Flex was a shortened, at-home version of the exam that was proctored remotely in response to COVID-19 through June 2021. August 2021 through June 2022 LSAT administrations remained online, remote-proctored tests. The LSAC returned to including an unscored experimental section as of August 2022.
What's on the LSAT?
The LSAT can be broken down into three sections: analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension. All sections of the LSAT are designed to test skills needed for success in law school.
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