LSAT

All applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

General Information

Test Preparation

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice test offered four times a year by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).  It is required for admission to law school. Consider developing a strategy for success on the LSAT, one that takes into account when you will prepare for the test and how you will manage any potential stress.  

The LSAT is unlike other standardized tests in that it doesn't test specific knowledge. You can't memorize vocabulary words or formulas to succeed on the LSAT. Instead, prepare for the test by researching the question types and practice the skills and strategies to master those sections.

When evaluating LSAT scores we may consider whether similar tests have under-predicted your academic performance in the past. For example, if you can document that you have earned exceptionally high undergraduate grades but performed badly on the SAT, this factor may be taken into account in evaluating your potential to succeed in law school. Be sure to document your test-taking history by including a copy of your SAT scores with your application.

Create a Testing Timeline

The LSAT is offered in February, June, September, and December. Register early to secure your preferred test date and location and plan your preparation schedule accordingly.

We strongly recommend that you plan to take the test no later than December of the year before you intend to begin law school. February test scores may be accepted, but you should be aware that your admission chances will be diminished due to our rolling review process. June test scores are not accepted for admission consideration in the same year.

We do not accept test scores that are more than five years old at the time of application.   

Multiple Test Scores

We advise preparing well and performing your best on test day so that you take the LSAT only once. However if something unexpected occurs that negatively affects your performance, or if you believe you could improve your performance, then you may wish to consider taking the test again. We usually use the highest score. We use the average if multiple scores are closely clustered. We will not penalize you for canceling scores in accordance with what LSAC policy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the LSAT?

LSAT information and registration are available at the LSAC website. You should register for the test well in advance of the actual test date to guarantee your testing location and to avoid late registration fees.

How long are my scores valid?

Scores are valid for five years.   

Can I get a fee waiver for the LSAT?

LSAT fee waivers are available on a financial-need basis directly from LSAC. You should act early by applying online.

GRE

Most of our concurrent degree programs require applicants to provide scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). You should check with the other departments where you are applying to determine if you need to take the GRE. For more information about taking the test, visit the GRE website.