Law School Admission Test

  • Law School Guide

    There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education. However, there are core skills and values that will provide you with a solid foundation. The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

    Admission to the Bar in the United States

    Each state has its own rules which are the ultimate authority concerning admission to its bar.

    Who can Take a Law School Admission Exam

    The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world.

    The LSAT is not funded or reimbursed by DANTES.

    Study Guides and Support Materials

    Visit Law School Admission Council at: for exam information and test prep materials.

  • LSAT

    The LSAT exam is not funded or reimbursed by DANTES and may be taken at Published National Test Centers and DANTES Non-published Test Centers.

    For exam, registration, test preparation information and test center locations, visit

    Published National Test Centers

    Candidates may take the LSAT on an unfunded (self-pay) basis at Published National Test Centers.

    DANTES Non-published Test Centers

    Service members may request designation of a DANTES Test Site as a Non-published Test Center when there are no Published National Test Centers within 100 miles of their location, and take the LSAT on a self-pay basis.

    Overseas family members of U.S. military personnel, U.S. civilians employed by the U.S. government and their family members and retired U.S. military personnel and their family members may request designation of an overseas DANTES Test Site as a Non-published Test Center if there are no Published National Test Centers in their region.

    • Provide justification to LSAC via a signed letter when requesting consideration to designate a DANTES Test Site as a Non-published Test Center.
    • Must be registered for the LSAT and all appropriate fees paid, including the non-published test center fee. Visit for associated fees.
    • All international non-published test centers will be non-disclosed administrations.

    The LSAT is not administered onboard U.S. military ships.

    Registration for the LSAT

    • Published National Test Center: All candidates must register for the LSAT in time to meet the registration receipt deadlines. For additional registration information, visit and follow the steps under “Registration for the LSAT” (on-line registration for Published Test Center administrations only).
    • DANTES Non-published Test Center: Test dates and registration deadlines vary from Published National Test Centers. Visit for additional information.

    Retest Policy

    Candidates may not take the LSAT at a Published National Test Center and retest at a DANTES Non-Published Test Center during the same test administration cycle and may not test more than three times in a 2-year period.

    Fees for the LSAT must be paid each time a candidate registers to test.