THE LSAT TEST DATES

 

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

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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 US/Canada 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

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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. Read more about the July 2019 test date here

 

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

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, 2020TBDTBD
Saturday, February 22, 2020TBDTBD
Monday, March 30, 2020TBDTBD
Saturday, April 25, 2020TBDTBD

International LSAT Test Dates

 

South America, Central America, Mexico:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 / Register by Monday, December 17, 2018 here 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here

Saturday Sabbath Observers Only: 

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Register by Monday, December 17, 2018 here

Monday, April 1, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here 

Australia & New Zealand:

Sunday, January 27, 2019 / Register by Monday, December 17, 2018 here

Sunday, March 31, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here

Europe, Middle East, Africa:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 / Register by Monday, December 17, 2018 here 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here 

Saturday Sabbath Observers Only:

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Register by December 17, 2018 here 

Monday, April 1, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here

Asia:

Sunday, January 27, 2019 / Register by Monday, December 17, 2019 here 

Sunday, March 31, 2019 / Register by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 here 

 

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.