LSAT Test Dates

Instructor: Laura Melega
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is used to determine if applicants have the academic skills needed to be successful in law school. Find out when and where the LSAT is given, learn how to register, and discover how you can prepare for the exam.

Upcoming LSAT Exam Schedule

The LSAT is offered around the world on multiple dates every year between February and December. Students planning to begin law school in the fall should be advised that the majority of law schools ask applicants to complete the LSAT by the December prior to their desired admission date. Many students find it beneficial to take the test even earlier. All LSAT exams are held on Saturdays and begin at 8:30 a.m. local time unless otherwise noted. The exam schedule is listed below.

United States, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America, Central America, and Mexico:

  • December 5, 2015
  • February 6, 2016
  • June 13, 2016 (Monday, 12:30 p.m.)
  • September 24, 2016
  • December 3, 2016

Asia, Australia, and New Zealand:

  • Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016

Alternate Testing Dates

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the non-profit organization that administers the LSAT, offers additional testing dates to meet the needs of prospective law students. On Saturday, November 21, 2015 , the LSAT will be offered in Puerto Rico in an all-Spanish version.

For students who cannot take the LSAT on Saturday due to religious observances, LSAC offers the test on weekdays. To sign up for one of these test dates, an official letter from the student's religious advisor is required at registration. Once students register using this option, they will not be allowed to retake the LSAT on a regular date. Exam centers are available for non-Saturday testing on:

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • Monday, February 8, 2016
  • Monday, September 26, 2016
  • Monday, December 5, 2016

Registration Information

Registration deadlines for each test date vary depending on the testing location, though regular registration must usually be completed between four and six weeks prior to a student's desired test date. Late registration is also available for an additional fee.

To sign up for a test, students will need to set up a free online account at lsac.org by providing their personal and contact information as well as information on the school that conferred their bachelor's degree. Once a student has set up their account, they'll be able to:

  • Select a test date and location
  • Print their admission ticket to the testing center
  • Receive instructions for reporting on test day
  • Access LSAT scores

This account also allows students to sign up for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), which is required to apply to most ABA-accredited law schools. For an extra fee, the CAS packages students' LSAT scores and academic information so that when students' data is requested by law schools, it will be readily available.

Preparing for the LSAT

Doing well on the LSAT is an important part of gaining admission to your first choice for law school. The LSAT Test: Online Prep & Review course is a comprehensive study aid, complete with video lessons, practice quizzes, and tests. These tools are available to you anytime you want to study and can be accessed from wherever you are with your mobile device.

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