The LSAT at a Glance

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is unlike any test you've ever taken in your academic career. The LSAT is a skills-based exam designed to test the critical reading and analytical thinking skills that are crucial for success in law school.

Section Time Format
Logical Reasoning I 35 min 24-26 questions
Logical Reasoning I 35 min 24-26 questions
Logic Games 35 min 22-24 questions
Reading Comprehension 35 min 26-28 questions
Experimental Section 35 min 22-28 questions
Writing Sample 35 min 1 essay

Watch the video on the right for more detailed information.

Understanding Your LSAT Score

When you receive your LSAT score, it will include the following:

  • One overall score ranging from 120-180
  • A "score band"a range of scaled scores above and below your score
  • A percentile score, ranking your performance relative to the scores of a large sample population of other LSAT test takers

Watch the video for more detailed information on score bands, percentile ranks, and more.

Receiving Your LSAT Score

If you registered through the LSAC website, you'll receive your score via email approximately 3 weeks after the test. Your score is only released to you and the law schools to which you applied.

You can also receive your score via TelScore. LSAT TelScore provides your score and percentile rank for the most recently administered test, but not for previous tests. To use TelScore, call 215-968-1200. You'll need your Social Security number or Law Services I.D. number, a personal identification number (PIN) and your credit card. You will be charged $10 for the service.

Canceling Your LSAT Score

You have 5 business days after you take the LSAT to cancel your score. If you take the exam more than once, Law Services reports the average score, each separate score, and each cancellation. Most schools will not question one cancellation on your record; but will question multiple ones. Also, you may not take the LSAT more than 3 times in any 2-year period.

Should I cancel my LSAT score?

You shouldn't take the decision to cancel your score lightly. In fact, there are usually only 2 valid reasons to cancel your score: Test day factors affected your experience or you were inadequately prepared.

Nervousness is usually not a valid reason to cancel. Most students are just as nervous—if not more—on their second attempt. Being nervous is normal…and even healthy.