How Many Times Should I Take the LSAT?

Taking the LSAT is a big decision, but so is deciding when to take the test and how many times you should take the test. In this 2-minute tip video, I discuss when the LSAT is offered, how to choose a date, and how many times you should be planning to take the test.

The LSAT is now being offered 6 times during this admission cycle, and you are allowed to take the test as many times as necessary to obtain the score you believe is the best representation of your abilities. But, keep in mind that law schools operate on rolling admissions: there is an advantage to applying earlier in the cycle. If you’re applying to law school this fall, now is the time to plan out when you’re taking the LSAT, and to come up with a back up plan if that first plan doesn’t work out.

10 thoughts on “How Many Times Should I Take the LSAT?

  1. Janet Ibrahim on said:

    Hello,
    What is the best tool to use to study for this exam? Do you suggest, studying from certain books, or perhaps taking a course to prepare for the exam.

    • Hi Janet. I have a number of suggestions on different LSAT prep options, including courses, tutors, self-study and online materials, in The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, 3rd ed.

  2. Patrick on said:

    Hi Ann,

    I read “The Law School Decision Game” before embarking on this. It was a great resource.
    With the LSAT behind me (?), now it’s time for “The Law School Admission Game.” I took the June 2018 LSAT and got a 167. I took 6 PTs, getting a 169 and a 171 on my last 2. I’m not looking to take on a ton of debt to go to Law School. In considering re-taking, my main question is the amount of merit scholarship I could get at this score vs something slightly higher. For context, I live in Seattle, graduated in 2010, and am most strongly considering the University of Washington. I am having a hard time finding information that specific. Do you have any recommendations for where I could look as I make this decision?

    Many thanks.

    • Hi Patrick, I’m so glad the books have been helpful to you. I would reach out to the law school that you’re targeting and ask them about range for scholarship consideration!

  3. Hi Ann,
    I have a doubt. we know that LSAT exam happens 4 times in a year. so if a student did’t perform well in the first test and want to give another text in the same year. So, Can he give all the 4 text in the same year or not?

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