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LSAC Policy on Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities

LSAC is committed to ensuring access to the LSAT by providing appropriate accommodation for test takers with documented disabilities. We strive to make accommodation decisions consistent with our legal obligations.

Consent Decree

LSAC has entered into a Consent Decree with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the United States regarding testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities nationwide. For further information and to read the text of the Decree, please visit www.ada.gov/lsac_consentdecree.htm.

To Request Accommodations on the LSAT

  1. You must be registered for the LSAT. You may register for the LSAT online, by phone, or by submitting a paper registration form, which can be obtained by calling 215.968.1001. NOTE: Your request for accommodation will not be processed until you are registered to take the test.
  2. Click on the links at the right for applicable policies and the appropriate forms you’ll need to submit your request. It is important to review this information carefully and check this website often for updates.
  3. It is your responsibility to obtain and submit all required forms and documentation by the receipt deadlines listed on the LSAT Registration Dates & Deadlines page. All forms should be filled out online, printed, and signed (where applicable) before they are mailed, faxed, or emailed to LSAC. All required documentation should be typed.
  4. You may be eligible for certain accommodations on the LSAT based on your history of previous accommodations on certain standardized postsecondary admission tests. To determine if you are eligible for accommodations based on your history of previous accommodations, refer to the Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations.

Accommodation Decisions

Barring unforeseen circumstances, LSAC will respond to your request for testing accommodation within 14 business days of its receipt. If your request is not approved in full, a decision letter will be posted to your online account that explains the rationale for LSAC’s decision. You will have 24 hours after this letter is posted to your online account to notify LSAC that you intend to appeal. You will have four calendar days after the letter is posted to your online account to submit your appeal to LSAC. The result of the appeal will be provided within one week of the submission of the appeal.

LSAC encourages you to register and submit all required documentation well in advance of registration deadlines so that you can receive timely notification of our decision. This will facilitate your planning and preparation for the test. If you choose to register during the late registration period, your ability to appeal any denial of test accommodation in time for your test date may be affected.

If your request for accommodation is granted, LSAC will make arrangements with the test center and send both you and the test center supervisor confirmation of the accommodation granted. Since some test centers may be unable to provide certain types of accommodation, LSAC strongly recommends that you register early to allow sufficient time for alternate arrangements, if necessary. LSAC cannot guarantee that you will test at the center for which you hold an admission ticket. Additionally, your test may be scheduled for an alternative, later date. You must notify Accommodated Testing if you change your test center location. This notification must be received in writing by the applicable test registration deadline.

Additional Considerations

Test takers who receive accommodation on the LSAT are subject to the same policies as all other test takers.

In order to obtain a valid, reportable score all test takers are required to take all sections of the test.

If you need a modification of any of the policies related to the administration of the test due to a disability, you MUST seek an accommodation.

Unauthorized changes to approved accommodations, the test center location, the test date and time, or to other test conditions made by test center personnel or the candidate may result in the invalidation of your test score.

Test takers with similar accommodations may be tested in the same room.

LSAC does not annotate the score reports of individuals with disabilities who take the LSAT with testing accommodations, including the testing accommodation of extended time. All accommodated scores are reported in the same manner as nonaccommodated scores.

If you wish to take the LSAT again or transfer your registration to another date, you must submit another written request for accommodation by the deadline associated with your registration for that administration of the test.

If your request for accommodations is denied, unable to be processed, or late, you will remain registered to test under standard conditions.

LSAC reserves the right to make the final judgment regarding testing accommodations.

How to Reach Accommodated Testing

Email: accom@LSAC.org
Phone: 215.968.1001
Fax: 215.504.1420

US mail address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
PO BOX 8512
Newtown PA 18940-8512

Courier address:

LSAC Accommodated Testing
662 Penn Street
Newtown PA 18940-0995

Accommodated Testing Complaints

Email: accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org

Please Note

  1. Complaint emails sent to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org must include the candidate’s LSAC account number in the subject line.
  2. A copy of any complaints sent by mail or fax must also be sent by email to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org.

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