Getting Your LSAT Score
- By Email: LSAT takers who have LSAC.org accounts will automatically receive their LSAT scores by email approximately three weeks after taking the test. This is the quickest way to obtain your LSAT score, and there is no additional charge. Please keep your email address current in your LSAC.org account to receive your score promptly.
- By Mail: LSAC will send score reports by mail approximately four weeks after each test for those without online accounts.
For score release dates for each test administration, go to Test Dates and Deadlines and click on the appropriate test date and location.
To ensure confidentiality, LSAC will release your score only through email and postal mail. Scores will not be faxed. Scores are released only to you and to the law schools to which you have applied. They will not be released to a parent, spouse, friend, or any other person. When you register, you may request that a score be sent to law schools, agencies or individuals working on their behalf, and other eligible programs related to legal education through the Candidate Referral Service or to the prelaw advisor at your undergraduate school. Release of this information to prelaw advisors will enable your advisor to improve advisory services to you and all students and alumni of your college.
Understanding Your Score
Your LSAT score is based on the number of questions answered correctly (the raw score). There is no deduction for incorrect answers, nor are individual questions on the various test sections weighted differently. Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 the highest possible score. This is done through a statistical procedure known as equating, a method that adjusts for minor differences in difficulty between test forms.
The LSAT, like any admission test, is not a perfect predictor of law school performance. The predictive power of an admission test is limited by many factors, such as the complexity of the skills the test is designed to measure and the unmeasurable factors that can affect students' performances, such as motivation, physical and mental health, or work and family responsibilities. In spite of these factors, the LSAT compares very favorably with admission tests used in other graduate and professional fields of study. For more details on this subject, go to LSAT Scores as Predictors of Law School Performance.
If you wish to verify or contest the machine scoring of your answer sheet after you have received your Score Report and Test Disclosure, you may request a rescoring of your answer sheet by hand.
Cancellation of Your LSAT Score
There are two ways you, as a candidate, can cancel your score. You can cancel your score on your answer sheet on the day of the test, or you can cancel it by sending a written cancellation request to LSAC within six calendar days of the test. LSAC also reserves the right to cancel or withhold your test score if there is adequate reason to question the score's validity.
Your Score Report and Test Disclosure
The score report that is mailed or emailed to you will show your current test results, along with the results of all tests—up to 12—for which you registered since June 1, 2009, including absences and cancellations. (Scores earned prior to June 2009 are not considered current for law school reporting; however, you may contact LSAC to request older score reports.) An average score is also calculated and reported when you have more than one reportable score.
NOTE: Score-reporting policies are subject to change at any time.
Score bands are reported for all LSAT scores earned on the 120–180 score scale. They reflect the precision of the LSAT and are expressed as a range of scores that have a certain probability of containing your actual proficiency level. Score bands for the LSAT are designed to include your actual proficiency level approximately 68 percent of the time. These bands are reported to emphasize that LSAT scores are estimates of your actual proficiency level. A score band is reported for each individual score, as well as for the average score if you have more than one reportable score.
A percentile rank is also reported for each LSAT score, reflecting the percentage of candidates scoring below your reported test score. The percentile for a score is based on the distribution of scores for the three-year period prior to the year in which the score is reported. Examine your report for further details.
LSAT takers who have LSAC.org accounts will automatically receive their LSAT scores by email approximately three weeks after taking the test. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report. For disclosed tests, test disclosure materials and all other score-related material will be available online at approximately the same time your score is emailed. This information includes your answer sheet, score conversion table, and test book. Test books for disclosed tests will be available online for six months following the test date. If you take a nondisclosed test, you will have access only to your score and percentile.
If there were irregularities or special test circumstances, you may have access to additional information.
Note to Saturday Sabbath Observers: The regularly scheduled June administration occurs on a Monday and is disclosed.