LSAT® Test Dates & Registration 2021-2022

Learn about the latest updates to LSAT testing schedules, with a comprehensive list of upcoming LSAT registration, test, and score release dates below.


In response to COVID-19, the LSAT exam's in-person testing offerings have been canceled through June 2022. June 2021 will be the final administration of the LSAT-Flex, which is an at-home, remotely proctored version of the exam.

August 2021 through June 2022 LSAT administrations will remain online, remote-proctored tests, but will return to including a fourth unscored experimental section. Due to this increase in the length of the test a short break will be provided. Registration for these tests will open in mid-May. See all available upcoming LSAT registration, test, and score release dates below.

LSAT Test Dates 2021 - 2022

LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates

2021 LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadline

LSAT Score Release Date

Started week of April 10 (LSAT Flex)

February 24, 2021

April 29, 2021

Starting week of June 12 (LSAT Flex)



August 14th, 15th, 17th

Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

October 9th, 10th, 12th

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Starting week of November 13

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


Starting week of January 15, 2022

Friday, December 3, 2021


Starting week of February 12, 2022

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


Starting week of March 12, 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Starting week of April 30, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022


Starting week of June 11, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


LSAT Test Dates 2020 - 2021

LSAT Registration and Score Release Dates

2020 LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadline

LSAT Score Release Date

April LSAT-Flex 2021 - Saturday, April 10, 2021 (schedules available throughout the week)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in April)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


February LSAT-Flex 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021 (schedules available throughout the week)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in February)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


January LSAT-Flex 2021 - Saturday, January 16, 2021 (schedules available throughout the week)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in January)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


November LSAT-Flex 2020 - Saturday, November 7, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in October)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020


October LSAT-Flex 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week)

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in October)

Friday, August 21, 2020


August LSAT-Flex 2020 - Saturday, August 29, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT-Flex in August)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


July LSAT-Flex 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week)

Monday, June 1, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT Flex in July)

Thursday, May 28, 2020


June LSAT-Flex 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week) - Only available to June registrants

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT Flex in June)

Friday, April 24, 2020


May LSAT-Flex 2020 - Monday, May 18, 2020 (schedules available throughout the week) - Only available to April registrants

Friday, June 5, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Cancelled (moving to LSAT Flex in May)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Monday, March 30, 2020 - Cancelled

Monday, February 11, 2020


LSAT Test Dates 2018 - 2019

Registration and Score Release Dates

2018 - 2019 LSAT Test Date

LSAT Registration Deadlines

LSAT Score Release Date

Monday, June 11, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Monday, December 17, 2018

Friday, February 15, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Monday, February 20, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019 (Final paper-and-pencil test for all)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 (Digital exam format begins for some)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (First all-digital exam for all)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


LSAT Dates


The 2020-2021 LSAT testing cycle will once again be unique, as LSAT administration dates have changed, adding several brand new test dates, and introducing LSAT-Flex, a shorter proctored-at-home LSAT during the Covid-19 pandemic. From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, test-takers will have 7 opportunities to take LSAT-Flex. What does this mean for you if you’re planning on taking the LSAT and applying to law school this year?

Depending on the law school you’re applying to, the February 2021 LSAT administration may be your last chance to take (or retake) the exam and still apply for Fall 2021 admission. Although most application deadlines, especially for Tier 1 schools, will have passed, you may still be able to apply for the last remaining seats at some law schools. The April 2021 exam is - except in rare circumstances - your final chance to test and apply for this Fall's incoming class.

Test dates for Summer 2021 and beyond will be announced in early 2021. The June LSAT is a popular choice for many students ending their Junior year of college looking to start law school immediately after graduation. Preparing for the LSAT in the spring and testing in June allows you to work on the other components of your application over the summer and submit applications as soon as application season opens in the Fall. If your spring semester is particularly busy or your finals period runs long, layering in LSAT prep on top of high-level classes, work, and other obligations may not be a great recipe for success. Summer LSATs are often a better option and, in fact, one of the most popular time to take the LSAT. Taking the early Fall LSAT allows you to prep during your entire summer downtime and still submit applications early. Remember that most law schools work on a rolling admissions cycle, meaning that the earlier you apply, the more seats are still available. Scholarship money is also awarded on a rolling basis, so earlier application makes you eligible for more merit-based awards. The early Fall LSAT exam date is still ideal because it allows you to retest in late fall or early winter if necessary, and still submit applications in time for most law schools' regular decision deadlines.

If you’re a little late getting started or find yourself needing more time to prepare, the late Fall LSAT dates will be solid options. The drawback is that your scores will come in later than those of other applicants, forcing you to submit your completed applications later than other applicants in the rolling admissions process. The advantage is that you could potentially get a higher LSAT score by giving yourself more time to study. However, it is much more important to submit a competitive application than an early application.

Nearly half the students who will take the early 2022 LSATs will be re-takers trying to raise their scores. Given how late it is in the admissions cycle, you should not proactively plan on taking these exams as your first test, unless you are planning on applying the following year. That said, if you are late to the game, you can indeed still earn admission with a strong LSAT score (i.e., above the median) for the school(s) to which you choose to apply.

The early Spring LSAT date will fall past the application deadline of many law schools, and should really be a chance to get a head start rather than a last-chance for Fall 2021 admissions.

Keep in mind that whichever LSAT test date you choose, you’ll need to register for the exam approximately six weeks prior to the test date. Be sure to check for registration deadlines.


Almost all ABA-approved law schools require you to register with the Credential Assembly Service. The Credential Assembly Service prepares and provides a report to each law school to which you apply. This report includes your undergraduate academic summary, copies of all school transcripts, LSAT scores and writing sample copies, data on how your LSAT score and GPA compares to other applicants in your major from your undergraduate school, and copies of letters of recommendation.

Online registration for the Credential Assembly Service service costs $195 and extends for five years from your LSAT registration date.


Registration for the LSAT, including LSAT Writing, is $200. You will also need to register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at a cost of $195. The CAS is used to keep all your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any other documents required for each of your law school applications in one central place for law schools to access when reviewing your application.


You can register for the LSAT online by going to your account. If you don’t have one, you can create an account for free. You can also register for the LSAT by phone by calling the LSAC at 215-968-1001. The LSAC registration phone lines are open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (ET), September through February and 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. (ET) March through August.


You can change your LSAT test date to a different date within the current testing year before your current LSAT administration’s Test Date deadline has passed. If your Test Date Change deadline has passed, you can still withdraw your test registration and then register again for future dates. The Test Date Change fee is $125. You can submit a request to change your test date directly to the LSAC through your account or by mail or fax. You can find the most current information on the LSAC website.


You’ll want to devote at least 120 hours’ worth of studying and practice to get to know the LSAT. Since the LSAT isn’t a knowledge or memorization test, you’ll want to spend your time getting to know the test format and practicing the skills you’ll need to succeed on the exam. Depending on your LSAT score goal and how much you need to improve, you may need more time to prep and practice. 

We recommend that you spend 150–300 hours on LSAT prep over 2-3 months. That’s about 20–25 hours per week, which is a standard amount for most students. Keep in mind that those hours include any classes or private tutoring sessions you might be using. If you are studying on your own, you should aim for the higher end of that time recommendation because you will have to do more of the analysis and organization of material yourself.

Set a goal score, and do some LSAT preparation exploration: Will you prepare on your own, with a class or tutor, on-site or online, interactive or on-demand?  Figure out what kind of prep will work best for you and your schedule. Then take a blank calendar and fill in all of your current obligations. Get an idea of how much time you really have to spend on LSAT prep—and be realistic. That’s when you can set a test date and weekly schedules for studying, taking into consideration both time and how dramatic your score goal is in comparison with your first practice test.

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