When should I take the LSAT?

Most law school applicants take the Law School Admissions Test as required by most law schools.  A few law schools now accept the GRE instead of the LSAT.  For the list of schools and for more information about the GRE, go to ETS. You should take the LSAT one time (if at all possible) when you are the most prepared to take it. LSAC is in the process of increasing the number of times per year that the LSAT is offered. 

If you plan to go law school the fall following college graduation, you will need an LSAT score by November of your senior year at the latest. If you can be ready for the test in June between your junior and senior years, it will give you a month after classes end to focus solely on LSAT preparation. If not, plan for the September or October exams during your senior year (or the year before you plan to apply if you have graduated).  Here are the released test dates for upcoming academic year:

Saturday, September 21, 2019  (Disclosed test)

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019  (Disclosed test)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Law schools will see all of your scores so do not take the test before you are ready! Most law schools take your highest score but some consider all of them. 


For more information, go to LSAC Future LSAT test dates.