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When should I take the LSAT?

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.  Here are the released test dates for upcoming years:  

2017–2018 LSAT DATES

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:30 AM
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30 AM
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:30 AM
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM

2018–2019 LSAT DATES

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:30 AM
  • Monday, November 19, 2018 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:30 AM
  • Monday, January 28, 2019 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:30 AM
  • Monday, April 1, 2019 (Saturday Sabbath Observers) 8:30 AM
  • Monday, June 3, 2019 12:30 PM

2019–2020 LSAT DATES (5 additional dates to come)

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 12:30 PM

Law schools will see all of your scores so do not take the test before preparing! Most law schools take your highest score but some consider all of them. You can only take the LSAT three times in any two-year period. 

If you plan to go law school the fall following college graduation, you will need an LSAT score by September/November (depending on the year) 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.

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

Katherine E. Garren, J.D.
Pre-Law Adviser
Division of Undergraduate Studies
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University Park, PA 16802
Email: keg146@psu.edu

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