If you’ve made the decision to pursue an education at law school, you may be vamping up to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as part of your application process. There are many things to do in your preparations including thorough studying. But the first thing you’ll want to do is figure out when and where you’ll be taking the exam so you can build your study plan around that schedule.
The LSAT is conducted four times a year at testing centers around the world. It’s always conducted on a Saturday with most countries offering a test the following Monday for those who observe the sabbath on Saturdays. As of right now, the exam is given in June, September, December and February.
To determine which exam is right for you, you’ll want to take a look at the requirements for your desired law school and when you want to apply. Most law schools mandate the LSAT be taken by December for consideration for admission to their fall semester. For this reason, the September exam date is the most popular as people prepare for the following year and give some buffer room in case something happens. The February exam date is the least popular as it is too late for consideration to most law schools’ fall semesters and really early for those planning to enroll in law school a year and a half later.
After deciding which month to take the LSAT, a simple search for the closest testing center will give you the requirements and specific date of the test to aid in your further preparations. For the most part, the LSAT is conducted on the same date at all the testing centers around the world with minor variations between different countries.
For anyone looking to take the exam within the next six months, the next two options for the United States are February 10th (or 3rd for the Spanish LSAT and 12th for the Monday option) and June 11th.
A final note to take into consideration in regards to the LSAT schedule is a couple more test dates to be added starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. The LSAC, the association who conducts and monitors the LSAT, announced that they will be increasing the exams from four times annually to six times annually to provide even more possibilities and options for students to further their education and pursue their dream career.