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Taking the 2017 June LSAT? What You Need to Know

If you’ve been considering taking the June 2017 LSAT, it’s time to make your decision.

We’ve compiled the dates you need to know and the necessary steps you’ll need to take to determine if taking the June exam is right for you.

Dates and Deadlines for the June 2017 LSAT

Exam Date

  • Monday, June 12: LSAT administration.

Registration Dates

The earlier you register, the better your chances of finding a test center close to you. And if you need to request any testing accommodations, LSAC advises that registering during late registration may impact your chance to appeal any denial of accommodations. So don’t delay.
 

  • Wednesday, April 12: Nonpublished Test Center Registration Deadline (For those who live more than 100 miles from a test center and cannot travel to one.)
  • Wednesday, April 26: Regular Registration & Regular Registration Accommodation Request Deadline

 
For full registration dates and deadlines, check out the LSAC’s June 2017 LSAT Deadlines.

Score Release Dates

  • Thursday, July 6: Scores released online
  • Thursday, July 13: Scores mailed to those without online accounts

 
*Note: all dates listed are for test centers in the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. For test centers outside these regions and more details about the deadlines mentioned above, see the LSAC’s June 2017 Test Details.
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What to do before you register for the June LSAT

Before you register you need to determine if the June LSAT is right for you. One advantage of taking the June LSAT is that you get the exam out of the way early in the application process.
 
However, if you don’t have sufficient time now to dedicate to studying for the LSAT, or will have more time to study in late summer and fall, I’d recommend considering the September or December LSAT.

Making the decision

To decide whether the June LSAT is right for you, follow these steps:
 

1. Take a practice test.

Purchase a copy of 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V and take a real LSAT exam from a recent year. Find a quiet place, like a library, to take the practice test and do the whole thing in one sitting (including the writing sample).
 
Be sure to time yourself strictly—it’s critical to accurately assess your starting point. For more tips like these, check out How to Take an LSAT Practice Test.
 
2. Score your practice test.
Use the answer keys and conversion tables at the back of each test in your book to figure out what you scored. More importantly, look at how many questions you missed in each section and to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these will allow you to structure your preparation accordingly.
 
3. Determine your goal score.
If you haven’t already, start researching schools and determine the score you’ll need to be competitive. If you’re considering top 100 schools, check out LSAT Scores at the Top 100 Law Schools to get a sense of what score you’ll need to get
 
Remember, you don’t have to score at or above a school’s 75th percentile to be competitive. For more help with determining the right goal for you, read Setting LSAT Prep Goals.
 
4. Build a study plan.
The final step is to estimate how long it will take you to get from your current score to your goal score. For most people, that’s somewhere in the range of 2-6 months. That means taking the June 2017 LSAT is going to put you on a tight schedule.

 
If you need to increase your score by less than 10 points, you’re in great shape. However, if you’re trying to improve by more than 10 points in two months, you have a real challenge ahead of you. Consider postponing to the September 2017 LSAT and giving yourself a few more months to prepare. For more on how to structure your studying, check out the Magoosh Study Plans.

 
For more on how to decide when to take the test, check out Which LSAT Test Date is Best for Me?

Takeaway

The deadline to register for the June LSAT is quickly approaching. Take the time now to decide if the June LSAT is right for you by:

  • Determining your starting LSAT score based on a practice test;
  • Setting your goal score based on your target law schools; and
  • Establishing how much time you need, and how much time you actually have, to dedicate to LSAT prep.

 

Once you go through these steps, you’ll feel confident making your decision.

Whenever you decide to take the LSAT, remember the key to getting your best score on the LSAT is making sure you have sufficient time to prepare.

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