April LSAT: What You Need to Know

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If you’re thinking about signing up for the April LSAT, you need to know: it’s now the April remote LSAT. The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has announced that all exams through June 2022 will be given in the at-home, online version. So what does the April 2022 LSAT date mean for you? We’ve got everything you need to know right here. Read on to learn about important registration deadlines and other key info for this remote exam.

 

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COVID-19 and the Remote LSAT

Due to the disruption of the COVID-19 emergency and continuing uncertainty around safety measures concerning public gatherings, the April 2022 remote LSAT will replace the April 2022 in-person LSAT. This is a remotely proctored, online exam. 2020 and 2021 test-takers also had to adapt to this new testing measure, taking an exam known as the LSAT-Flex. However, as of mid-2021, the remote LSAT replaced the LSAT-Flex through at least June 2022.

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April 2022 LSAT Dates and Deadlines

The April 2022 LSAT is too late in the cycle to apply for admission in Fall 2022, but it’s a great time to take the exam for the 2023 admission cycle. It’s early enough in the application process that you can retest if needed, or if you get the score you want on the first try, then you’ll have lots of time to get the rest of your application ready.

Primary April LSAT Dates

The main April LSAT administrations will be given:

  • the week of April 30, 2022

Check back closer to this date to find more specific test dates as they become available!

April LSAT Assistance Request Deadline

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022

If you think you may have trouble accessing appropriate computer hardware (including a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone—LSAC uses audio and video feeds to proctor the exam), an internet connection, or a quiet place to take the remote LSAT, this is the deadline to request assistance from LSAC.

There are specific technical requirements for the April remote LSAT that LSAC can help you access. It’s key to arrange these in advance, as the live remote proctors need to access test-takers’ computer activity to ensure fair exams.

Registration Deadlines for April 2022 LSAT

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Regular registration and accommodation request deadline for those with disabilities or circumstances requiring accommodation needs

There are limited slots for each testing time. Registering early will help you to get the testing date and time that works best for your schedule.

April Remote LSAT Cancellation Deadlines

Need to change your LSAT test date or time? You can cancel your registration or even withdraw your registration if necessary.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Change your test date or cancel your registration without paying a fee
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 – Late test date change or registration cancellation; $125 fee

Remote LSAT Score Preview Deadlines

As of August 2020, LSAC provides an optional Score Preview option. This is available for first-time test-takers; it lets you see your LSAT score before deciding whether to keep it on your LSAC transcript and report it to law schools.

The price for this service varies depending on when you sign up for it.

  • Friday, April 29, 2022 – Deadline to purchase LSAC’s Score Preview for $45
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – Deadline to purchase LSAC’s Score Preview for $75

*If you are a first-time test taker with an approved LSAT fee waiver, you can sign up for Score Preview free of charge.

April 2022 LSAT Score Release Date

LSAC hasn’t yet announced when April 2022 scores will be released. Check back closer to the date for more info!

In the meantime, to access your scores, you’ll need to create an online account with LSAC. This will allow you to view your scores, then send them to law schools, about two weeks after your exam.

LSAT Score Release and the LSAT Writing Sample

To get your LSAT scores, you’ll need to sign up for an LSAC account; you’ll also need to complete LSAT writing. This completed writing sample is a relatively new condition for score release. Because of this, LSAC is opening the Writing section option eight days before each test’s administration.

If you’re still focusing on prepping for the multiple-choice portion of the test up until the exam date, you can also take the Writing section after taking the LSAT. Nevertheless, you’ll need to complete it before you receive your scores.

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Takeaway

Take the time now to decide if the April 2022 remote 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 on which LSAT test date is right for you.

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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  • Allyson Evans

    Allyson is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. She writes on a variety of topics to help aspiring law students excel on the LSAT, from updates on the new digital LSAT to study tips for the logical reasoning section, and much, much more. A practicing attorney based in Austin, Texas, Allyson has spent the past seven years teaching others how to prepare for the LSAT. Allyson earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her JD from the University of Texas, Austin. When she’s not helping students demystify the LSAT, you can find her hiking on a trail or relaxing at a campsite in the great outdoors. LinkedIn