2020 LSAT Test Dates & Score Release

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2019 and beyond have seen some changes to the LSAT test dates and method. The LSAT will now be administered 9 times per year and officially switched to digital format in July 2019. We’ve got the updated list of the LSAT test dates for 2020 both in the US/Canada as well as the international testing locations. 

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2020 LSAT Test Dates

Here are the 2020 LSAT test dates, although most of these additional details are not yet determined. View the current 2020 scheduled LSAT test dates and come back later to see when registration opens as well as when you can expect to receive your scores.

2020 LSAT Test DateLSAT Registration DateLSAT Score Release Date
Monday, January 13, 2020Tuesday, December 3, 2019---
Saturday, February 22, 2020Tuesday, January 7, 2020Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020Tuesday, February 11, 2020Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020Tuesday, March 10, 2020TBD
Monday, June 8, 2020 (disclosed form)Friday, April 24, 2020TBD
Monday, June 13, 2020Thursday, May 28, 2020TBD

International LSAT Test Dates

South America, Central America, Mexico, & Caribbean (Excluding Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands):

Saturday, March 28, 2020 /  Register by Tuesday, February 11, 2020 here 

Saturday, June 27, 2020 / Register by Friday, April 24, 2020 here 

Australia & New Zealand:

Sunday, March 29, 2020 / Register by Tuesday, February 11, 2020 here 

Sunday, June 28, 2020 / Register by Friday, April 24, 2020 here 

Europe, Middle East, Africa:

Saturday, March 28, 2020 / Register by Tuesday, February 11, 2020 here 

Saturday, June 27, 2020 / Register by Friday, April 24, 2020 here

Asia & South Pacific Islands:

Sunday, March 29, 2020 / Register by Tuesday, February 11, 2020 here

Sunday, June 28, 2020 / Register by Friday, April 24, 2020 here 

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LSAT Test Dates: What Changed for 2019?

The 2019 LSAT test dates now includes a January 2019 test date for those who were late to take the LSAT or need a retake to raise their scores. The March 2019 LSAT test date will definitely fall past the application deadline but you will get a leg up on the 2019 test cycle.

The June 2019 LSAT test date is the final paper and pencil exam for all test takers.

The July 2019 test date is a bit of a grab bag, as half of test-takers will be taking the digital format and half will stick with paper-and-pencil format. All students taking the July 2019 LSAT will have a one-time option to cancel their scores after receiving their results. These students will also be able to take a retest for free.

2019 US/Canada LSAT Test Dates

2019 LSAT Test DateLSAT Registration DateLSAT Score Release Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019
(Monday, January 28, 2019 Saturday Sabbath Observers)
Monday, December 17, 2018Friday, February 15, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
(Monday, April, 2019 Saturday Sabbath Observers)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019Friday, April 19, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019 (Last paper-and-pencil format) TBDTBD
Monday, July 15, 2019 (First Digital Format Begins) TBDTBD
Saturday, September 21, 2019 TBDTBD
Monday, October 28, 2019 TBDTBD
Saturday, November 23, 2019 TBDTBD

LSAT Test Dates: What Changed for 2018?

The LSAC has increased the number of times it administers the LSAT from 4 to 5 in 2018. The new addition to the test dates was a July 2018 test date. This allows for those who are currently in school to have some more time over the summer to prep, work on their applications, and then even have the chance to retake the LSAT if they aren’t happy with their July performance. 

2018 LSAT Test Dates

2018 LSAT Test DateLSAT Registration DateLSAT Score Release Date
Monday, June 11, 2018 May 1, 2018July 6, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018*June 13, 2018August 16, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
(Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Saturday Sabbath Observers)
Monday, July 23, 2018 Saturday, September 29, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
(Monday, November 19, 2018 Saturday Sabbath Observers)
Monday, October 8, 2018 Saturday, December 8, 2018

Where Did the LSAT Sabbath Dates Go?

You may have noticed that there was an abrupt stop of alternate Sabbath observer test dates after June 2019. The LSAC has changed their Saturday Sabbath Observers Testing Policy so that now those who cannot take the test during the dates provided because they are observing Sabbath can request an alternate testing date. These alternate testing dates are no longer listed as an official LSAT test date but can rather be requested personally by test-takers to schedule their own alternative test session. Those who request an alternate date must first register for the LSAC, indicate that they want to request an alternative date, and then send the LSAC a signed letter on official stationary from your cleric confirming your affiliation with a religious organization that observes Sabbath on Saturdays.

This letter can be mailed or faxed or scanned and emailed to:

LSAC
Test Administration
PO BOX 2000-T
Newtown PA 18940

Fax: 215.968.1277

Email: LSACinfo@LSAC.org

How to Choose Your LSAT Date

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing your LSAT test date, but a simple rule of thumb is to take the LSAT in time that the law schools you are applying to will receive your scores before the deadline. The majority of law school deadlines can be found on their websites under their Admissions page.

If you plan on applying to law school for their Fall admissions, plan on taking the test either in the June or September testing slots the calendar year before. Taking the LSAT in December or February can still work for regular Fall admissions, but you run the risk of the law schools already having filled some of their incoming class seats from students who took the earlier LSATs.

For more help choosing your LSAT test date, check out our guide on when to take the LSAT.

Preparing for Your LSAT Test Date

You should plan on spending at least 3-4 months preparing for the LSAT. This can be done through LSAT home study programs or through live or in-person classes. Whatever you decide is the best way for you to prepare for the LSAT, be sure to work through as many official LSAT practice questions as possible in simulated conditions to be adequately prepared for the test day.

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