If you're set on going to law school, you'll have to conquer the LSAT first. Here's a brief overview of the test.

LSAT Quick Facts

Frequency 4 times/year
Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Sections Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and an essay
Cost $175, but there are other fees too. See below for more detail.
Max. Score 180
Avg. Score 150

What is the LSAT and why is it important?

The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is required for admission to most law schools and is offered four times each year. The top law schools will be looking for scores that are close to perfect (think 170 out of 180), so if you're aiming high, you need a high score.

What specifically does the LSAT test?

The LSAT has 4 main sections – Logical Reasoning (also known as Arguments), Analytical Reasoning (also known as Games), Reading Comprehension, and an essay. See more information about each section.

How is the LSAT scored?

The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180 points. Because most top law schools average multiple LSAT scores, it's best to prepare as thoroughly as possible and only take the test once. Check out our guide to your LSAT scores.

How do I know if my score is good enough to get me into my dream school?

Good question. Check out the Can I Get In function in our School Search.

How do I register?

The LSAT is offered 4 times a year. LSAT registration deadlines are typically one month before the LSAT test date. You can register online at  www.lsac.org.

What fees are associated with the LSAT?

It costs $180 to take the LSAT and receive one free score report. The late LSAT registration fee is $66. In addition, subscription to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) is required for application for most law schools. This subscription costs $121 and includes one free score report. Additional score reports cost $12. Waiver forms for the LSAT and LSDAS fees are available through LSAC and can be downloaded from the LSAC website.

How can I prepare?

We can help. We have LSAT prep solutions for every student and every budget.