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.

STAY ON TOP OF LSAT TEST DATE CHANGES

In response to COVID-19, the LSAT exam's in-person testing offerings were canceled through June 2022. June 2021 was the final administration of the LSAT-Flex, which was an at-home, remotely proctored version of the exam.

August 2021 through June 2022 LSAT administrations have remained online, remote-proctored tests, but will return to including a fourth unscored experimental section as of August 2022. Due to this increase in the length of the test, a short break will be provided. See all available upcoming LSAT registration, test, and score release dates below.


LSAT Test Dates 2022 - 2023

LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates

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

TBD

September 9th, 10th

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

TBD

October 14th, 15th

Thursday, September 1, 2022

TBD

November 11th, 12th

Thursday, September 29, 2022

TBD

January 13th, 14th

Thursday, December 1, 2022

TBD

February 10th, 11th

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

TBD

April 14th, 15th

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TBD

June 9th, 10th

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

TBD

LSAT Test Dates 2021 - 2022

LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates

LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadline

LSAT Score Release Date

Started week of April 10 (LSAT Flex)

February 24, 2021

April 29, 2021

Started week of June 12 (LSAT Flex)

August 14th, 15th, 17th

Friday, July 2, 2021

September 10, 2021

October 9th, 10th, 12th

August 25, 2021

Started week of November 13

September 29, 2021

January 15th, 16th ,17th

December 3, 2021

February 2, 2022

February 11th, 12th

January 5, 2022

March 3, 2022

March 11th, 12th

February 3, 2022

March 30, 2022

LSAT Test Dates 2020 - 2021

LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates

LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadline

LSAT Score Release Date

April LSAT-Flex 2021 - April 10, 2021

February 24, 2021

April 29, 2021

April 10, 2021 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT-Flex in April)

February 24, 2021

February LSAT-Flex 2021 - February 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

February 20, 2021 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT-Flex in February)

January 6, 2021

January LSAT-Flex 2021 - January 16, 2021

December 2, 2020

February 3, 2021

January 16, 2021 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT-Flex in January)

December 2, 2020

November LSAT-Flex 2020 - November 7, 2020

September 23, 2020

November 24, 2020

November 14, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in October)

September 30, 2020

October LSAT-Flex 2020 - October 3, 2020

August 21, 2020

October 23, 2020

October 3, 2020 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT-Flex in October)

August 21, 2020

August LSAT-Flex 2020 - August 29, 2020

July 15, 2020

September 18, 2020

August 29, 2020 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT-Flex in August)

July 15, 2020

July LSAT-Flex 2020 - July 12, 2020

June 1, 2020

July 30, 2020

July 13, 2020 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT Flex in July)

May 28, 2020

June LSAT-Flex 2020 - June 14, 2020

June 30, 2020

June 8, 2020 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT Flex in June)

April 24, 2020

May LSAT-Flex 2020 - May 18, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

April 25, 2020 - Cancelled (moved to LSAT Flex in May)

March 10, 2020

March 30, 2020 - Cancelled

February 11, 2020

LSAT Test Dates 2018 - 2019

Registration and Score Release Dates

2018 - 2019 LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadlines

LSAT Score Release Date

June 11, 2018

May 1, 2018

July 6, 2018

July 23, 2018

June 13, 2018

August 10, 2018

September 8, 2018

July 23, 2018

September 29, 2018

November 17, 2018

October 8, 2018

December 8, 2018

January 26, 2019

December 17, 2018

February 15, 2019

March 30, 2019

February 20, 2019

April 19, 2019

June 3, 2019 (Final paper-and-pencil test for all)

April 24, 2019

June 27, 2019

July 15, 2019 (Digital exam format begins for some)

June 4, 2019

August 21, 2019

September 21, 2019 (First all-digital exam for all)

August 1, 2019

October 14, 2019

October 28, 2019

September 10, 2019

November 20, 2019

November 25, 2019

October 15, 2019

LSAT Dates

WHAT'S THE BEST ONE 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’ll want to devote at least 120 hours’ worth of studying and practice to get to know the LSAT. Since the LSAT isn’t a knowledge or memorization test, you’ll want to spend your time getting to know the test format and practicing the skills you’ll need to succeed on the exam. Depending on your LSAT score goal and how much you need to improve, you may need more time to prep and practice. 

We recommend that you spend 150–300 hours on LSAT prep over 2-3 months. That’s about 20–25 hours per week, which is a standard amount for most students. Keep in mind that those hours include any classes or private tutoring sessions you might be using. If you are studying on your own, you should aim for the higher end of that time recommendation because you will have to do more of the analysis and organization of material yourself.

Set a goal score, and do some LSAT preparation exploration: Will you prepare on your own, with a class or tutor, on-site or online, interactive or on-demand?  Figure out what kind of prep will work best for you and your schedule. Then take a blank calendar and fill in all of your current obligations. Get an idea of how much time you really have to spend on LSAT prep—and be realistic. That’s when you can set a test date and weekly schedules for studying, taking into consideration both time and how dramatic your score goal is in comparison with your first practice test.

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