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New York, NY (April 8, 2020) – The following statement about the Law School Admission Council’s announcement to offer an online, remotely proctored version of the LSAT called the LSAT-Flex in May so that test takers can safely sit for the exam at home during the COVID-19 pandemic comes from Jeff Thomas, executive director of admissions programs, Kaplan Test Prep:
“Creating a version of the LSAT that aspiring lawyers can take from the safety of their own homes is a win for test takers, many of whom had their admissions timelines disrupted because of COVID-19-related test cancellations in April. This makes an uncertain and stressful situation a lot more manageable. Our advice to students is to take the LSAT-Flex if they qualify, especially if they are planning to apply for enrollment in the fall 2020 semester. It seems likely that some parts of the country will still be hard hit by COVID-19 this summer, making it unlikely that normal test administrations can take place for a few months. The good news is that the format of LSAT-Flex is the same as LSAC’s new digital practice tool, so this will not be in a format with which students are unfamiliar.”
Candidates currently registered for the cancelled April 2020 exam will be automatically registered to take the LSAT-Flex, unless they choose otherwise. The test maker says it may make other LSAT-Flex test dates available this spring and summer if the situation warrants the cancellation of other test administrations currently on the calendar, but the May date is only for test takers who were scheduled for April’s test date.
LSAT-Flex will include one section each of Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning; there will be no second Logical Reasoning section or experimental section, as there usually are. The scoring scale of 120 to 180 will remain the same.
For more details, visit the Law School Admission Council’s LSAT-Flex information page.
To speak with an LSAT expert at Kaplan, contact Russell Schaffer at email@example.com or 917.822.8190.
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