If you're a current or graduated college student with plans to attend law school, it's important to know the 2020 LSAT test dates and registration deadlines. LSAT test dates don't follow any specific pattern. Scores are typically released one month after the exam date.

Since they're not offered every month, registering for the LSAT test date that works best for you in advance is essential to performing well. The 2020 LSAT test dates and registration deadlines are the following:

Important COVID-19 LSAT update: Important COVID-19 LSAT update: In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, LSAC has introduced an online, remotely-proctored version of the LSAT — called the LSAT-Flex. The August LSAT-Flex will be administered during the week of Saturday, August 29, to Friday, September 4. The scheduling sign-up process is now open so that test takers can select the available time that works best for their schedules. Learn more here.

2020-2021 LSAT Test Dates and Registration

January 13, 2020 December 3, 2019 February 6, 2020
February 22, 2020 January 7, 2020 March 17, 2020
March 30, 2020 (Canceled) In response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, LSAC has canceled the March 30th and April 25th administrations of the LSAT. The scheduling sign-up process for LSAT-Flex will open Wednesday, April 22, so that May test takers can select the available time that works best for their schedules. Get more information.
April 25, 2020 (Canceled) March 10, 2020 TBD
June 14, 2020 April 24, 2020 June 30, 2020
July 13, 2020 June 1, 2020 July 30, 2020
August 29, 2020 July 15, 2020 September 18, 2020
October 3, 2020 August 21, 2020 TBD
November 14, 2020 September 30, 2020 TBD
January 16, 2021 December 2, 2020 TBD
February 20, 2021 January 6, 2021 TBD
April 10, 2021 February 24, 2021 TBD

2019 LSAT Test Dates and Registration

January 26, 2019* TBD TBD
March 30, 2019* TBD TBD
June 3, 2019 April 24, 2019 June 27, 2019
July 15, 2019 June 4, 2019 August 21, 2019
September 21, 2019 August 1, 2019 October 14, 2019
October 28, 2019 September 10, 2019 TBD
November 25, 2019 October 10, 2019 TBD

*First all digital LSAT tests

How to Register for the LSAT

LSAT registration requires you to sign up approximately one month before the LSAT test date. You can register online with your  LSAC.org account  or over the phone at (215) 968-1001. Once you pick your test date, you'll have to pay a $190 registration fee.

From September through February, you can register by phone with the LSAC between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. From March through August, you can call on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Keep in mind that the LSAC is busiest on Mondays, so you can save some time by calling later in the week to register if you choose to do so by phone.

When to Take the LSAT

Most schools require their applicants to take the LSAT by December for future fall admission. However, it's best to schedule your first exam earlier in case you need to increase your score.

You have seven opportunities throughout the year to take the LSAT. Try to avoid January LSAT registration for your first test, as more than half of students taking the January test will be striving to up their score.

Remember to consider your application deadlines when you schedule your LSAT, too. If you're applying for admission in fall 2020, aim to schedule your LSAT test dates between June and October 2019. You could potentially wait until February to take your tests, but some of the spots may already be filled at the schools of your choice. Plus, as we mentioned above, these tests tend to fill up fast with second-timers, so you'll have to reserve your spot early on anyway.

How to Prep for Your LSAT Test Date

Prep early to prep smart. The Princeton Review offers four different highly effective LSAT test prep packages designed to fill you with the skills and confidence necessary to take on your much-anticipated LSAT. These include:

  • Self-paced:  Study on your own with more than 150 hours of test prep material.
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If you're interested in acing the LSAT without breaking a sweat,  sign up for one of our test prep programs  today.

Visit www.lsac.org to see alternate LSAT dates for Saturday Sabbath observers and for LSAT sign up.
*The July 23 test date will be offered only in North America.