Planning for LSAT Happiness – People don’t plan to fail, the fail to plan
Living with the LSAT – Your LSAT Life Cycle
Although the LSAT is not the most important part of your law school application file, it is the single most important test. The LSAT generates more stress than any other part of the law school application process. As you go through life different considerations become important at different times. Similarly, as you go through the LSAT stage of your life, different considerations are important at different times.
Life has stages. Your “LSAT Life” has different stages What follows are the stages of your LSAT life and information about the considerations that are important at that stage. Please note most links are to the Law Services site. They and they alone control the rules and regulations surrounding the LSAT. Hence, you should get your information direct from LSAT.
This LSAT blog post is just an attempt to identify the factors that are most important and where to find them. You LSAT life will have a beginning, a middle and an end. What follows are the factors that are most important for each stage.
The Beginning of your LSAT Life – What you need to know Before registering for the LSAT
The Middle of your LSAT Life – What you need to know During the period between registering for the LSAT and taking the LSAT
The End or your LSAT Life – What you need to know After you have taken the LSAT (It’s Over!)
The Beginning of Your LSAT Life - What you need to know Before registering for the LSAT
LSAT test dates, locations and registration deadlines
Register for the LSAT
Future LSAT test dates
The Middle of Your LSAT Life - What you need to know During the period between registering for the LSAT and taking the LSAT
Free LSAT Preparation Materials from LSAT – Start your prep with these
Purchase LSAT prep tests from LSAT
Should you take an LSAT Preparation Course?
Withdraw your LSAT test registration – You want out
Postpone your LSAT – Change your LSAT test date
Change your LSAT test center
What happens on the day of the LSAT? Rules, regulations, responsibilities
The End of your LSAT Life – What you need to know After you have taken the LSAT (It’s Over!)
How to cancel your LSAT score within the short window period
Understanding your LSAT score
Should you retake the LSAT? – Considerations from LSAT
Retaking the LSAT – Third party advice – John Richardson
Post LSAT Traumatic Stress Disorder – The LSAT Therapist (this is not serious)
And for those of you with particularly complicated LSAT lives and who have special questions and/or require specialty counseling:
Check out the LSAT FAQs – “LSAT on LSAT”
which includes answers to the following considerations:
“Before You Take the Test
- What is the LSAT?
- When is the best time to take the LSAT?
- Where is the LSAT given?
- What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?
- What is the quickest way to register for the test?
- I am having trouble viewing my LSAT Admission Ticket.
- Am I limited to test centers preselected by LSAC?
- If I am placed on the waiting list, how will I be notified when I have been assigned to a center?
- Can I withdraw my LSAT registration and receive a refund?
- I have a fee waiver. How do I withdraw my registration?
- I have already completed my registration but need to make changes to my biographical information (e.g., name change, date of birth, etc.). How can I do this?
- Can I change my test date?
- If my credit card was denied for the registration fee, can I still take the test?
Day of the Test
- What if I encounter a problem at the test center?
- What time is the test administered?
- What materials do I need to bring?
After You Take the Test
- How long after the test will I receive my results?
- How can I cancel my score?
- How may I request a rescoring of my answer sheet?
- Can I withdraw my registration after the refund/test date change deadlines?
- What if I have to miss the test and it is past the refund/test date change/withdrawal deadlines?
- Should I take the test again?
- How many times can I take the LSAT?
- How will my scores be reported?
- How can I obtain a paper copy of my current LSAT score report?
- How can I receive or have a law school receive a paper copy of my older, noncurrent LSAT score report?
- How can I inquire about a test question?
- How long should I keep records?
- How do schools evaluate the writing sample?”
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