No one can guarantee that you’ll ace the LSAT, but having these LSAT Test Day FAQs answered will help make your test day go as smoothly as possible. Good luck on the big day!
Should I arrive early at the test center on test day?
It is always a good idea to arrive early at the test center on your LSAT test day. This will give you plenty of time to check in and get settled before the test begins. It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled testing time.
What is the check-in procedure?
When you arrive at the test center, you will need to present a valid ID and your LSAT Admission Ticket. You will also be required to have your photograph taken.
What is the LSAT-Flex?
The LSAT-Flex is an online version of the LSAT that was introduced in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The test is identical in content and format to the regular LSAT but is administered remotely.
How to access LSAT-Flex on test day?
The LSAT-Flex is taken online through the ProctorU platform. The ProctorU platform is a live, online proctoring service that LSAC has partnered with to administer the LSAT-Flex. The LSAC will provide you with the instructions for creating an account. You will be connected with a live proctor, who will check your photo ID and Admission Ticket. Once you get your documents checked, the proctor will walk with you through the process of getting set up. You’ll need to read and accept all of LSAC’s rules before starting your exam, so make sure that you understand the terms and conditions before accepting them.
What am I allowed to have on me in the testing center?
- Five blank sheets of scratch paper
- Valid ID
- One or more writing utensils
- A highlighter
- An eraser
- A pencil sharpener
- Soft, non-electronic, non-corded/banded, generic foam earplugs
- Sealed beverages such as water or juice. No cans are allowed.
You are allowed to wear a non-digital watch, but no other electronics or personal belongings are permitted in the testing center. This includes cell phones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, and headphones. You will be required to leave all of your personal belongings in a designated locker outside of the testing room.
If you are planning on taking the LSAT-Flex, you are allowed to have the same things mentioned above. You need to hold up and show all of your personal belongings to the proctor. This includes both sides of the scratch papers as well.
Is there a break during the LSAT exam?
You will have a ten-minute break between the second and third sections of the exam. You are allowed to leave the testing room during this time, and you can get up and stretch or use the restroom.
For LSAT-Flex, make sure you check in with your proctor when you come back from the break. Otherwise, your test session will be terminated.
Is there a dress code that I should follow?
LSAC does not have a specific dress code, but we recommend that you dress in comfortable clothing that won’t distract you during the exam. No sunglasses, tinted glasses, headwear (except religious) are allowed, as well as anything that covers your face.
What do I do if I lose internet connection while taking the LSAT?
If you are taking the LSAT-Flex and your computer or internet connection stops working, don’t panic! A remote protecting system will be installed on your computer and will save your progress during the exam. You should be able to start the test where you left it once you recover your connection. But before continuing the exam, you will need to go through the check-in process again. If you can’t recover your connection, your exam will be terminated, and your test day will be moved to another registration date.
What equipment do I need to take the LSAT-Flex?
Obviously, you will need a stable internet connection. You will need a computer with a Windows or Mac operating system, 1024 MB of RAM, a webcam, and a microphone. You will also need to download Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers. Make sure you give LSAC administrative rights to the computer you will be using on the LSAT test day. The LSAT-Flex is not compatible with tablets or phones.
Can I choose the exam order?
The exam can be presented in any different order, and you will not be able to choose the order of the sections.
What should I do if I have a question during the LSAT?
If you have a question during the LSAT, raise your hand and wait for permission from the proctor to speak. The proctor will help you as best as he or she can, but keep in mind that the LSAT is a timed exam and you should not spend too much time on any one question.
What do I do if I am not feeling well on test day?
Taking the LSAT while being sick is strongly not recommended, as you need to feel well to do your best on the test. If you are feeling ill on the LSAT test day, the best thing to do is to reschedule your LSAT for a later date. You can reschedule your exam or request a refund but keep in mind that an additional charge might apply.
How many times can I take the LSAT exam?
You can take the LSAT a maximum of three times in a single testing year, five times within five testing years, and a total of seven times in your lifetime. If you need to retake the LSAT, we recommend that you take some time to prepare and improve your score.
How long are the LSAT exam scores valid?
LSAT scores are valid for five years. LSAC will report your score to the law schools you have designated within ten to fifteen days after you take the LSAT.
How do I send my LSAT scores to the schools I am applying to?
The LSAC will automatically send your LSAT score to the schools you are applying to. When you register for the LSAT, you will have the opportunity to add or delete schools from your list. If you decide to apply to additional schools after taking the LSAT, you can log in to your LSAC account and add those schools to your list. The LSAC will then automatically send your LSAT score to those additional schools.
How do I take the Writing Sample section online?
The Writing Sample section is not administered online. You will need to take the LSAT in a test center and complete the Writing Sample. The test centers will be available eight days prior to the LSAT test day. You will not be able to see your final score if you don’t have a Writing Sample file.
What should you do if someone or a pet enters the room while you are taking the exam at home?
If someone disrupts the exam, please ask them to leave and inform the proctor immediately. You can only proceed with the exam when the person has left the room. The proctor will flag your exam even if you don’t talk to the person and it will be reviewed later. You will not be penalized if no information regarding the exam was discussed or communicated with the person.
If your pet enters the room, you should carry on with the exam. Make sure you don’t move from your desk and your face is visible the whole time.
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Contributor: Cynthia Addoumieh