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LSAT Test Dates for 2024 & Registration Deadlines

October 31, 2023
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Reviewed by:

David Merson

Former Head of Pre-Law Office, Northeastern University, & Admissions Officer, Brown University

Reviewed: 10/30/23

Knowing the LSAT test dates ensures you take the test in time to apply to law schools. Read on for the 2024 LSAT test dates.

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2024 LSAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines in U.S. and Canada

These are the LSAT test dates for 2024 you should know:

Administration Primary Test Dates LSAT Writing Opens Registration Deadline * Score Release
January 2024 January 10-13, 2024 January 4 November 30, 2023 January 31
February 2024 February 8-9, 2024 February 1 December 26, 2023 February 28
April 2024 April 10-12, 2024 April 4 February 29, 2024 May 1
June 2024 June 5-8, 2024 May 30 April 23, 2024 June 26

The online LSAT test typically falls on Fridays and Saturdays, while paper tests are administered on the following Tuesdays. Ensure that you apply early and don’t come close to the LSAT registration deadlines, so you can avoid any last minute complications. Also, the deadline for the LSAT writing section is the same as the regular registration deadline. 

2024 LSAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines For International Applicants

Here are the registration deadlines for international applicants. 

Administration Primary Test Dates LSAT Writing Opens Registration Deadline * Score Release
January 2024 January 13 January 4 November 30, 2023 January 31
April 2024 TBD April 4 February 29, 2024 May 1
June 2024 June 8, 2024 May 30 April 23, 2024 June 26

If you’re an international applicant, ensure that you apply for your desired test date on time. 

When Are the LSAT Test Dates Released Every Year? 

Although the LSAT does not list precisely when test dates are released each year, you can currently see LSAT dates up to one year in advance. The LSAT is offered nine times per year. 

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According to current test dates, the LSAT is offered in: 

  • January 
  • February 
  • April 
  • June 

When & How to Register for the LSAT

If you’re ready to tackle the LSAT, you can register through these simple steps:

  • Login to your LSAC account 
  • Choose your LSAT test date and testing location 
  • Pay the $222 LSAT registration fee or apply for an LSAC fee waiver 
  • If it’s your first time taking the LSAT, decide whether to purchase the LSAT Score Preview ($45 if you register before the test and $75 after) 

Ensure that you don’t miss the deadline for LSAT registration. If you do miss it, you’ll have to register for the next available date! So, how long does it take to get LSAT scores? Once you’ve registered and completed the test, the LSAT score release date will be approximately two to three weeks after the exam date. 

When to Take the LSAT 

Now that you know the LSAT test dates, you must decide when to take the test. Most law schools have rolling admissions; applying earlier in the application cycle (September or October) can boost your chances of acceptance. 

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To ensure your LSAT score reports are ready for submission, you should take the LSAT in August or September in the year you hope to apply to law school at the latest. 

However, you should also factor in the need for a potential retake; if you want to ensure you submit the highest LSAT scores possible, you may want to plan to take the test sometime the year before you hope to apply to law school (in your third undergraduate year). 

How to Prepare for Your LSAT Test Date 

Preparing for your LSAT test date requires a consistent study schedule over many weeks. Since you'll likely take the LSAT's online version (the primary test dates), the LSAC recommends four steps to ensure you’re prepped and ready on LSAT test day. 

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Check Your Tech

To take the LSAT online, you need: 

  • A private, quiet, well-lit room with a table 
  • A Windows or Mac laptop/computer with at least 1024 MB of RAM
  • A working webcam and microphone 
  • A stable Internet connection 
  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox 
  • You must have administrative rights to the computer to download the proctoring software

Select Your Exam Time

As soon as the scheduling sign-up opens, you can schedule a testing time with ProctorU. Please ensure to schedule your time at least two days before your test: scheduling closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on that day. 

Get to Know the LSAT Interface 

Since the LSAT is administered by LSAC’s LawHub website and proctored remotely, you can familiarize yourself with the test’s content and delivery with official prep tests in your account. 

About two days before the test, you should see that “a new ‘LSAT’ link is available in the left-hand menu of your LawHub account. Selecting this ‘LSAT’ link should bring up a message confirming that you are eligible to take the LSAT.” 

Prep Your Space and Take the LSAT 

Ensure you have the following before the test

  • “Your ProctorU username and password
  • Your LawHub username and password (This is the same username and password you use to access your LSAC online account)
  • A nondigital acceptable government-issued ID”

Ensure your space is quiet, well-lit, private, and free of prohibited items. With a stable Internet connection and a surface to work on, you’re ready to ace the LSAT

Final Thoughts 

Knowing the LSAT test dates is your first step to acing the test and getting into the law school of your dreams. Whether you’re taking the LSAT in 2024, ensure you register for your test on time. Good luck! 

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