The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) releases Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores approximately three weeks after the administration of the LSAT. The wait can be hard, but patients is a virtue. There are also a few things you can do to speed up the process and make sure you receive your hard-earned scores on time.
Receiving Your Scores
If you have a registered account with LSAC.org, your score will be released automatically, when scores are available. According to LSAC, “This is the quickest way to obtain your LSAT score, and there is no additional charge.”
If you do not have a registered LSAC.org account, you will receive your score via mail approximately four weeks after you take the LSAT. If you would rather not wait that long to receive your test scores, be sure to make an LSAC account prior to your test day.
The table below lists the respective score-release dates, via email and via mail, for the upcoming LSAT schedule. According to LSAC, these dates are approximate. Additionally, LSAC writes, “For score reports received by mail, please allow 5–7 days from the date listed below.”
|LSAT Date||Score-Release Date (Email)||Score-Release Date (Mail)|
|Monday, June 3, 2020(Disclosed Test)||Thursday, June 27, 2019||Thursday, July 4, 2019|
|Monday, July 15, 2020(Nondisclosed Test)||Wednesday, August 28, 2019||Wednesday, September 4, 2019|
|Saturday, September 21, 2020(Disclosed Test)||Monday, October 14, 2019||Monday, October 21, 2019|
|Monday, October 28, 2019(Nondisclosed Test)||TBD||TBD|
|Monday, November 25, 2019(Disclosed Test)||TBD||TBD|
|Monday, January 13, 2020(Nondisclosed Test)||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, February 22, 2020(Nondisclosed Test)||Tuesday, March 17, 2020||TBD|
|Monday, March 30, 2020(Nondisclosed Test)||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, April 25, 2020(Nondisclosed Test)||TBD||TBD|
To stay up to date on future LSAT score release dates, visit the web page here.
Disclosed vs. Non-Disclosed Tests
As the table above indicates, three of the nine tests in a given cycle are “disclosed” tests. Once a test is disclosed, that test is never again administered.
If you take a disclosed test, you will receive the following information:
- Your LSAT score
- Your Score band*
- Your Percentile Rank
- A copy of your answer sheet
- A score-conversion table
- A copy of the scored sections of the LSAT you took.
The copy of your scored sections is available online for six months after the LSAT.
By contrast, for a non-disclosed test, all the test-taker will receive is that test-taker’s LSAT score, score band, and percentile rank.
*LSAC: “The score band indicates a range of scores, including scores slightly higher and slightly lower than the score received. The test taker’s actual proficiency in the skills measured is likely to fall within this range.”
Will Anyone Else Receive My LSAT Score?
Your LSAT test score is released only to you and the law schools you have applied to. If you would like to send your test scores to other law schools or individuals working at suggested law schools, you can request that the LSAC does so during your LSAT registration process through the Candidate Referral Service.
You can also have your score released to prelaw advisors at your undergraduate school, helping them to improve their advising methods to incoming law students.
It should be noted that, while you can register to send your scores to as many law schools and law agencies as you wish, your score will not be released to any parent, spouse, or friend outside of the law degree sector.
For those who have yet to take the LSAT, check out our article on the Best LSAT Prep Courses to help get the scores you want.