Big Changes in LSAT Land: How Many Times Can You Take the LSAT?
There are FOUR Big Changes you have to be aware of if you’re applying to law school for Fall 2020 admission (and beyond):
- The writing sample portion of the LSAT is now being done online and on demand. See here for more info: https://www.lsac.org/lsat/taking-lsat/lsat-writing-faqs
- Free LSAT prep is available through Kahn Academy.
- Digital LSAT info is here.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: The LSAC sent an email to registered LSAT takers with new rules: Starting with September 2019, you can only take the LSAT 3 times in a testing year (June 1 to May 31) and 5 times within the past 5 years. (It’s not retroactive; tests taken prior to September 2019 will not count against these limits).
These are pretty exciting changes that will make LSAT prep more readily available, and level the playing field for those who can’t afford to take the LSAT a ridiculous amount of times. I also think it will help people to make good decisions about when and whether to take the test. And it’ll help people decide to move forward already and get those applications in!!!
Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school. She has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, US News, Above the Law, Blueprint Prep, and more.
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