November 14, 2018

Requesting Accommodations for the LSAT

General Information

Applicants for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) who have a disability and need accommodations to take the exam must request accommodations. Below are some key points to consider in seeking accommodations.

  • You must be registered for LSAT to request accommodations. 
    • Register online
    • Register by phone weekdays at 215.968.1001 between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm (ET), September–February, and between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm (ET), March–August. LSAC's busiest day is Monday.
    • Register by Mail: For a paper registration packet and other information materials, email LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call 215.968.1001.
  • To obtain accommodations, applicants must document the functional impact of a disorder/condition on a major life activity that affects their ability to perform on the LSAT under standard conditions.
  • Requests will not be processed until the applicant registers to take the LSAT and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) receives:
    • Candidate Form
    • Evaluator Form
      To be completed by a qualified/licensed evaluator who diagnosed the applicant’s disorder/condition and is familiar with its impact on a major life activity in taking the LSAT or other similar, timed, standardized admission tests under standard conditions. 
  • There are two separate registration periods available for the LSAT: regular registration and late registration. Applicants registered for the regular period cannot withdraw or cancel their registration and reregister for that same test during the late period. Any documentation (i.e., initial requests, supplementary information, and requests for reconsideration) received after the deadline associated with the applicant’s chosen registration date is too late, so that no action will be taken. Accordingly, applicants should send their requests, together with all requisite documentation, well in advance of the registration deadlines.
  • Candidates should visit their LSAC online account for the current status of his/her request for accommodations; it is available under Account Status. 
  • For candidates whose accommodation request is not approved in full, a decision letter will be posted to your online account that explains the rationale for LSAC's decision. Candidates have 24 hours after this letter is posted to your online account to notify LSAC that you intend to appeal. Candidates have four calendar days after the letter is posted to your online account to submit an appeal to LSAC. The result of the appeal will be provided within one week of the submission of the appeal.
  • Send complaints regarding accommodations to accommodationcomplaints@LSAC.org. Candidate’s LSAC account number must appear in the subject line. A copy of any complaints sent by mail or fax must also be sent by email to this address.
  • LSAC DOES NOT annotate the core reports of individuals with disabilities who take the LSAT with testing accommodations, including the testing accommodation of extended time. All accommodated scores are reported in the same manner as non-accommodated scores. See ABA Resolution 111 (Feb. 2012); LSAC Agrees to Systemic Reforms and $7.73 Million Payment to Settle Justice Department’s Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (May 20, 2014) with consent decree (May 29, 2014).

Test Dates and Registration Deadline

Visit the LSAC website to see the most recent test dates and registration deadlines.

 

Additional Useful Resources

General Information on Accommodations

Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT

Documentation Requirements

Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations on Certain Other Standardized Postsecondary Admission Tests

Procedures & Policies on the Use of Readers on the LSAT by Blind & Severely Visually Impaired Test Takers

Common Reasons Why Documentation Is Deemed Insufficient by LSAC

Appeal Procedure for Accommodation Requests Made by the Regular Registration Deadline

Frequently Asked Questions About the Process for Requesting Accommodation(s) on the LSAT