ALERT FROM LSAC:   New LSAT test dates for January, March, and July*! 

If you're a current or graduated college student with plans to attend law school, it's important to know the 2019 LSAT test dates and registration deadlines. LSAT test dates don't follow any specific pattern. Scores are typically released one month after the exam date.

Since they're not offered every month, registering for the LSAT test date that works best for you in advance is essential to performing well. The 2019 LSAT test dates and registration deadlines are the following:

2018–2019 LSAT Date LSAT Registration Date LSAT Score Release Date
Monday, June 11, 2018 May 1, 2018 July 6, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018* June 13, 2018 August 16, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018 TBD TBD
Saturday, November 17, 2018 TBD TBD
Saturday, January 26, 2019 TBD TBD
Saturday, March 30, 2019 TBD TBD
Monday, June 3, 2019 April 24, 2019 June 27, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019 June 4, 2019 TBD

How to Register for the LSAT

LSAT registration requires you to sign up approximately one month before the LSAT test date. You can register online with your account or over the phone at (215) 968-1001. Once you pick your test date, you'll have to pay a $190 registration fee.

From September through February, you can register by phone with the LSAC between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. From March through August, you can call on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Keep in mind that the LSAC is busiest on Mondays, so you can save some time by calling later in the week to register if you choose to do so by phone.

When to Take the LSAT

Most schools require their applicants to take the LSAT by December for future fall admission. However, it's best to schedule your first exam earlier in case you need to increase your score.

You have seven opportunities throughout the year to take the LSAT. Try to avoid January LSAT registration for your first test, as more than half of students taking the January test will be striving to up their score.

Remember to consider your application deadlines when you schedule your LSAT, too. If you're applying for admission in fall 2020, aim to schedule your LSAT test dates between June and October 2019. You could potentially wait until February to take your tests, but some of the spots may already be filled at the schools of your choice. Plus, as we mentioned above, these tests tend to fill up fast with second-timers, so you'll have to reserve your spot early on anyway.

How to Prep for Your LSAT Test Date

Prep early to prep smart. The Princeton Review offers four different highly effective LSAT test prep packages designed to fill you with the skills and confidence necessary to take on your much-anticipated LSAT. These include:

  • Self-paced: Study on your own with more than 150 hours of test prep material.
  • Fundamentals: Commit to 30 hours of classroom prep, including four proctored practice exams.
  • Ultimate live online: Achieve your desired score with 84 hours of instruction, 8,000 practice questions, more than 150 hours of online prep, six practice exams and one-on-one tutoring.
  • Private tutoring: Get your dream score through personalized instruction. Our private tutors tailor their teaching techniques to optimize your test performance. 

If you're interested in acing the LSAT without breaking a sweat, sign up for one of our test prep programs today.

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*The July 23 test date will be offered only in North America.