2020 LSAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

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The LSAT is currently offered seven times per year. Each test is administered on either a Saturday or a Monday, at either 8:30 AM or 12:30 PM. Here is the full schedule for the 2020 LSAT test dates, as well as the registration deadlines, score release information, and alternative dates for Sabbath observers.

2020 LSAT Dates (North America)

You can sign up for the LSAT date of your choice one of two ways: online through your LSAC account, or by phone. You must pay the LSAT fee to complete your registration. Keep in mind that there are earlier deadlines for fee waivers and testing accommodations.

Test Date Registration Deadline
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM* August 1, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:30 PM September 10, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM* October 15, 2019
Monday, January 13, 2020 (check ticket for time) December 3, 2019 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:30 AM January 7, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:30 PM (canceled) n/a
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM March 10, 2020

*A disclosed test is one that will never be administered again. If you take a disclosed test, you will receive extra information with your score report, including a copy of your answer sheet and the scored sections.

LSAT Score Releases

Starting with the October 2020 exam, LSAT scores will be emailed to test takers within hours of the exam. You can also request to receive mailed scores, which you will receive approximately one month after taking the test.

The LSAT score report includes your current score, results from all the LSAT tests you’ve taken (up to 12), an average score, your score band, and your percentile rank. If you took a disclosed test, you will also have access to a copy of your answer sheet, a score conversion table, and a copy of the scored sections that contribute to your score. Your score will also be sent to all law schools for whom you purchased a score report.

If you took a paper LSAT and you believe your score is wrong, you can request that your test be hand-scored for a fee of $100. To do so, you must send LSAC a copy of your LSAT Score Report, your name and LSAC account number, and an explanation of the reason for your request. The request must be submitted no later than 40 days after your test date. all be sent no later than 40 days after your test date. If the machine-generated score was incorrect (too low or too high), an updated score will be sent to you and the law school admissions offices.

You can cancel your score by 11:59 PM on the sixth calendar day after your test date. If you fail to cancel by the deadline, your score will become part of your permanent record and cannot be canceled for any reason. Canceling your score is irreversible, and there are no refunds. Your law school report will reflect the fact that you canceled your score, and you will not get a copy of your score report. However, if you took a disclosed test, you will still receive a copy of your test questions and the credited answers.

LSAT Dates for Saturday Sabbath Observers

Some students cannot take the LSAT on a Saturday for religious reasons. If this applies to you, and you want to take the LSAT during one of the months it's being administered on a Saturday, you can request to take the test on an alternative day. To do so, you must first register for the regular Saturday LSAT date, then indicate in your registration that you need to take it on an alternative day.

In addition, you must also submit a signed letter from your cleric, on official stationery, confirming that you are associated with a religion that observes the Sabbath. The letter can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. It must be received by the registration deadline; otherwise, your registration will be refused and you won’t be able to take the test. Once LSAC receives and approves the letter, they will notify you of your alternative test date through your online account. You can also call to register and request an alternative date by phone (215-968-1001).

For 2020, the LSAT dates that are open for alternative Sabbath dates are September 2019, February 2020, and April 2020. The alternative date will take place within a week before or after the original test date. Tests administered on an alternative date are administered via pencil and paper, rather than the new digital format.

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