Assuming you’re not taking the LSAT because you want to punish yourself, you’re probably wondering how to get your results to the school of your choice (which may be one of these top 100 law schools!). Luckily for you, the process is completely painless…well, except for the application fee that every law school school charges. But hey, you can get around that as well.
Here’s the Process
After you take the test, you’ll get a score report. The score report includes your most recent score, scores from any exams you registered for since June 1, 2016 (up to 12, that is), your average LSAT score, your score band, and your percentile rank in the LSAT score scale. Just a side note, the higher your percentage rate, the better you did. Please don’t be like the student in my law school who posted on Facebook, with a sigh of relief, that she couldn’t believe she was in the 10th percentile of the class. Nobody had the heart to tell her that 90 percent of the class scored higher than her… anyways …
Once you get your score back, you can start sending it out to schools. To do this, all you need to do is choose which law schools to send your score to through the Law School Admissions Council’s website. There is no limit, really. Like I said before, you’ll just need to pay the admission fee for each school you apply to. Just hit send, with your completed application, and you’re good to go.
What about that fee waiver?
If you don’t feel like you can afford the fee, which is $45.00 per school, then you can apply for a fee waiver if you meet certain conditions. Simply go through the steps, hit submit, and then wait to hear back.
Here’s some things to keep in mind if you submit a fee waiver:
- Be sure to submit your fee waiver at least six weeks prior to your LSAT registration.
- You won’t receive your LSAT score until your fee waiver is approved.
- You can only send your score to 3 or 6 law schools for free, depending on which “tier” you’re approved in.
- You need to be a U.S., Canadian, or Australian citizen, a U.S. National, or a permanent resident in the U.S.
Other important things to note
First, your LSAT is good for five years. If you took one prior to June 1, 2016, you’ll need to take it again. Second, after you take the LSAT, your score will come back in about 14-21 days, give or take.
Figuring out how to send your LSAT scores is probably the least of your problems. Picking the right school for you and studying hard to get a good score should be at the top of your list. Hopefully this post gets rid of any stress you may have about the topic. If it does, great! Now you can go back to worrying about what you’re going to do this weekend.