If you’ve been wondering whether you’re ready for the June LSAT (and it’s probably crossed your mind), the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has just made it easier to decide whether to withdraw from a test administration right up until the day before the test.
How is this news? The blog Most Strongly Supported posted on the significance of the change in policy:
“At some point in the last couple of weeks, LSAC changed its withdrawal policy for the LSAT, meaning that you can now wait until the day before the LSAT to decide whether or not to take the test. The big thing about this policy is that if you choose to withdraw up to the day before the LSAT, nothing will show up on your record. Law schools won’t know that you signed up for the LSAT and then decided to withdraw. It doesn’t count toward the three tests in two years that students are allotted. All you lose in the exchange is the $100+ for signing up, since there are no refunds if you wait til the day before the test. . .
Before, you had three options if you weren’t ready.
1. You could make the call three weeks before to get a partial refund of $48.
2. You could not show up for the test, getting marked down for an absence.
3. You could take the test and then cancel the score within six days”
So, full steam ahead with your prep, but keep that in mind, just in case.
And here’s something else to keep in mind. Our upcoming podcast, Canceling or Retaking the LSAT: What to Do When Test Day Doesn’t Go as Planned tackles a related topic. We speak with test prep providers and with the dean of admissions from a top law school to get insight into when to cancel your score, when you should retake the exam, and how schools evaluate multiple scores. Guests include:
- Noah Teitelbaum, Managing Director, Manhattan LSAT
- Brad McIlquham – Director of Academics, Knewton LSAT
- Glen Stohr, Sr – Manager of Content Development for Grad Programs, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions
- Richard Geiger – Dean of Admissions, Cornell Law School
- Sarah Streit, LSAT student
Stay tuned for the full show!