Understand The LSAT Results

LSAT Result Declaration and Validity-Details and Implications

The results for the LSAT are expressed in two ways, the first is the exam score and the second is a derivative of this score called the percentile. The three sections of the examination contain various questions whose answer options are given. Every question carries equal marks. No marks are deducted for wrong answers. The percentile value depicts the performance of the candidate in relationship with the other candidates. The official website of the test ( www.lsac.org ) explains clearly the scoring process and its parameters.

How the LSAT test results are declared:

The results are declared in two ways; by email and by mail.

  •  Examination results by e-mail: Some applicants make an online account with the LSAC. That account is on the website, www.lsac.org. Within three weeks of taking the test, every candidate having this account is sent the result by email on their respective account names. The candidates should keep checking their account to obtain their scores as soon as they arrive. The LSAC does not charge applicants for these results.
  • Examination by mail: Applicants who have an account with the LSAC are charged a fee to obtain their results via mail. Other applicants receive their test scores by mail after four weeks of the test. The mailing address is the one used during registration. The mailing address should be your own address as the LSAC will not mail your results to anyone else but you.

Points to ponder:

  • The LSAC is the sole authority for the results.
  • The test marks are sent only by e-mail and mail.
  • Candidates cannot request the LSAC to release the results to anyone else through fax or through mail.
  • Candidates can request the LSAC to release it to the administration of the law schools that they have applied to and their law school counsellors, if any.
  • The 'candidate referral service' of the LSAC provides students with the option of having their scores referred to the various law schools associated with the LSAC.

Things to remember:

  • If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your test and do not wish to know your scores then you can request for a cancellation of scores. The LSAC website, www.lsac.org gives you the details of the process of cancellation. The LSAC solely secures the right of sending the results and processing their cancellation.
  • The scores are delivered to you along with results of all the other LSATs that you might have taken. In simple words, if this is not your first attempt then your current scores will be given to you along with your previous scores.
  • Exam results prior to June 2006 are not considered valid for current applications and therefore are not delivered with your current scores even if you have taken the examination before.