The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has changed its policy on how many times you can take the LSAT. Starting with the September 2017 LSAT, there will no longer be any limitations on the number of times you can take the test. The current policy limits you to three LSAT tests in a two-year period, including cancellations and absences.

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This policy change may be in consideration of applicants who are reapplying to law school. According to LSAC, reapplicants to law school are considerably more likely than first timers to take the LSAT two or more times within a given year.

What does the policy change mean for you?

Theoretically, you can now take the LSAT an unlimited number of times. (Though with our expert LSAT prep you won’t have to!) If you do need to cancel or retake the LSAT, you can do so without any stress over test-taking limits.

How are multiple LSAT scores reported?

All of your LSAT results (including absences and cancellations) since June 2012 are automatically reported to law schools, both individually and averaged together. This policy hasn’t changed.

Should you retake the LSAT?

Well, it depends. What is the range of scores for admitted students at the schools you are considering?

A good LSAT score is one that gets you into the law school you want to attend. Use our law school search to find the LSAT ranges for the schools on your list, and see how your scores compare. Even if your scores are below or at the bottom of the range, admission is still possible with a smart LSAT prep plan to close the gap.

At The Princeton Review we are closely monitoring LSAT policy changes, including the recent digital LSAT pilot, so we can give you accurate and timely information. Stay tuned!


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