Law School Admissions Test
The LSAT is offered four times throughout the year; June, September, December, and February. The dates for the 2016 year are June 6, September 24, December 3, and February 4. Note the February 4, 2017 date is a non-disclosed test, meaning that you do not get a copy of the test questions, the questions that were incorrect, the correct answers, or the score conversion table, all of which you get if you take a disclosed test.
The test consists of 5, 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, four of which apply to your score. The sections include Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The fifth, un-scored section, is typically used to test potential LSAT questions or forms, and is not identified on the test. A 35-minute writing section is given after the multiple-choice sections and is sent to all law schools to which you apply. Information regarding registering for the test, test-takers with disabilities, fees and waivers, preparing for the test, and information on scores can be found on the LSAC website.
There are a plethora of test prep resources, both free and for purchase, available at a variety of retailers. Some free resources are available to the right. Additionally the BGSU Pre-Professional Programs office has test-prep books that are available free to BGSU students. Check back here regularly as more resources will be posted as the become available.
Can I take the Test More than Once?
Yes, if you feel your first score does not accurately reflect your abilities you can choose to take the test a second time. Both of your scores will be reported to the law schools that you apply to. Be aware that admissions counselors are advised that the best reflection of a student's score is the average of the reported scores. So, while you can take it more than once, the goal should be to only take the LSAT one time.