Your LSAT got snowed out – what comes next?
December 12, 2013
When you were a little kid, snow days were awesome! Now, not so much, especially if you were all psyched up to write the LSAT on Saturday, but Mother Nature, J.D., had other plans. If you were supposed to write the LSAT at one of the sites that got snowed out, you’re almost certainly not a happy (winter) camper.
Some of you may have already been notified of your new Test Date; others are still nervously refreshing your inbox looking for the fateful email. LSAC has promised to notify everyone “within a week” of last Saturday, so expect to hear soon if you haven’t already.
You have 3 options: (1) write the make-up LSAT on the date provided; (2) get a full refund; or (3) change your test date (no charge).
So, what should you do now? First and foremost, you must stay in LSAT shape. If you haven’t already done so, get back to work so you’re still in top condition for Test Day. Write a full-length exam every 3-4 days (no need to do so more often than that!). Review LSAT strategies and continue to fine tune your Test Day game plan. Keep reminding yourself why you’re doing this: you will be a lawyer one day.
What shouldn’t you do right now? Take this as a sign not to write the LSAT. Don’t take this as an opportunity to postpone either – if you were ready for the 7th, you’ll be ready for a week or two weeks from now. The snow and ice last week were outside of your control – focus on what you can control, doing even better on the rescheduled test than you would have done on the 7th.
Finally, it certainly couldn’t hurt to contact the schools to which you’ve applied to let them know why your LSAT score may be reported later than expected. LSAC should have already notified schools of your situation, but by contacting schools yourself you’ll show attention to detail and initiative, two qualities that all great lawyers share.
In order to help out your peers, please share your rescheduling story in a comment here. The more info everyone has, the better we’ll all understand exactly what’s going on! Feel free to post questions about rescheduling here as well — we’ve got your back:)