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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 from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). 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 8:00 pm (ET) or on weekends between 12 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
  • Requesting accommodations is a step-by-step process that applicants must complete in their online account. Requests will not be processed until the applicant registers to take the LSAT, after which the forms will appear in the applicant’s online account. These forms include one that must be completed by the applicant and another that must be completed by a medical professional. You will also receive instructions from LSAC on how to submit these forms.
  • These forms will require that applicants submit documentation that will be evaluated on the basis of three factors: whether you 1) received accommodations for the LSAT or other standardized postsecondary admissions tests in the past; 2) what accommodations you are requesting; and 3) the “nature” of your disability.
  • There is now one registration deadline for each LSAT testing date. The registration deadline is the last day to request disability-related testing accommodations and assistive technology. LSAC encourages applicants to send their requests, together with all requisite documentation, well in advance of the registration deadline.
  • Candidates should visit their LSAC online account for the current status of his/her request for accommodations. 
  • 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 two business days 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. All appeals must be received within 12 calendar days before the test for which you are receiving accommodations; if your appeal is received less than 12 calendar days before the test, you may request that your test date be moved to the next test date at no cost to you. The result of the appeal will be provided within one week of the submission of the appeal.
  • Send complaints regarding accommodations to [email protected]. Candidate’s LSAC account number must appear in the subject line.
  • 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

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

Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT

Documentation Requirements

Common Reasons Why Documentation Is Deemed Insufficient by LSAC 

Policy on Prior Testing Accommodations

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

Appeal Procedure for Accommodation Requests Made by the Regular Registration Deadline