- When is the LSAT offered during the year?
- When is the best time to take the LSAT?
- Should I take a commercial LSAT preparation course?
- What companies in the New York City area offer a LSAT preparation course?
- What should I do if I am sick or lose my concentration during the LSAT?
- Does LSAC offer accommodations for persons with disabilities taking the LSAT?
1. When is the LSAT offered during the year?
The LSAT is offered in June, October, December and February. Refer to http://www.lsac.org/ for more information about LSAT dates and registration deadlines. You register on-line to take the LSAT. Register for the LSAT ASAP so that you have a better chance at being assigned your first choice test site!
2. When is the best time to take the LSAT?
The best time to take the LSAT is when you are prepared! Preparing for the LSAT takes PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Taking the LSAT in June is ideal because you will have your scores in time to apply “early action” to programs and if you need to cancel your June score, you still have time to take the October exam and have your applications completed at the schools by mid-November.
However, do not plan to take the June exam as a “practice test”. Ideally, you only want to take this test ONCE! Many law schools average LSAT scores. Furthermore, law schools will question multiple score cancellations.
This is a matter of personal choice. Some applicants prepare alone or with a group by buying LSAT prep tests through LSAC.org or other LSAT books on the market. They find that this works for them. Others determine that they need the structure of a class to help discipline themselves to prepare for the exam or they need help with a particular section of the exam. Many applicants also find that the insight and strategies for taking the exam they learn from the course are extremely helpful. Whether you decide to take an LSAT prep course or not, the key to doing your best is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE under simulated LSAT conditions.
4. What companies in the New York City area offer a LSAT preparation course?
- Binary Solutions – http://www.binarysolution.com/
- Kaplan - www.kaplan.com
- Knewton LSAT Prep - www.knewton.com/lsat
- Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/
- SimuGator LSAT Prep - www.simugator.com
- TestMasters - www.testmasters.net
*Many test companies offer scholarships for applicants with financial need. Inquire with each company.
5. What should I do if I am sick or lose my concentration during the LSAT?
Applicants may cancel their scores at the test site or via written requests received by LSAC within six (6) calendar days of the test. See the LSAC website at http://www.lsac.org/.
6. Does LSAC offer accommodations for persons with disabilities taking the LSAT?
Yes, LSAC will provide accommodations for individuals who have documented disabilities. Please refer to the LSAT and CAS Registration and Information Book or the LSAC website at http://www.lsac.org/.