February LSAT: What You Need to Know

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As you may have seen if you’ve been following recent LSAT administrations, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) turned most of 2020’s exams into online, at-home LSAT-Flex tests. They’ve recently announced that they will continue with remote LSAT administrations, through at least June 2022. This means that if you’re planning to take the February LSAT, you’ll actually need to plan to take the February remote LSAT. To get you set up, we’ve compiled all the important dates you need to know here—along with our best advice on getting the most out of your February 2022 remote LSAT prep.


 

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COVID-19 and the Remote LSAT

Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the disruption of the COVID-19 emergency around the globe, LSAC has chosen to deliver the February 2022 LSAT via the online, remotely proctored LSAT, instead of its traditional in-person testing format. This is the case for all LSATs through June 2022; find out more about LSAT changes in 2021-2022 here!

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February 2022 LSAT Dates and Deadlines

One important thing to note about the February LSAT is that it is late in the application cycle. This means you definitely will not have time to retest, so plan to test earlier if you can—or use the February test as an early test date for the next year’s application cycle.

Primary February LSAT Dates

The LSAC has not yet announced specific dates for the February 2022 test. However, testing will take place the week of February 12, 2022. Check back closer to that date for more specific days and times!

Remote LSAT Assistance Request Deadline

  • Sunday, January 23, 2022

If you anticipate any difficulties accessing appropriate computer hardware, an internet connection, or a quiet place to take the remote LSAT, this is the deadline to request assistance from LSAC.

LSAT Registration Deadlines

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – Registration and accommodation request deadline

There are limited slots for each testing time, so be sure to register early to get the testing date and time that works best for your schedule.

LSAT Cancellation Deadlines

Even after you register, you can still change your mind about your testing date or time. You can also cancel your registration, or, if you miss the cancellation deadline, you can at least withdraw your registration.

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021– Change your test date or cancel your registration without paying a fee.
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022– Late test date change or registration cancellation; $125 fee.

LSAT Score Preview Deadlines

In August of 2020, LSAC began offering an optional Score Preview feature, available for first-time test-takers who want to see their LSAT score before deciding whether to keep it as part of their LSAC transcript and report it to law schools.

The new Score Preview option changes in price* depending on the date test-takers sign up for it by:

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 – Deadline to purchase LSAC’s Score Preview for $45
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – Deadline to purchase LSAC’s Score Preview for $75

*First-time test-takers who have an approved LSAT fee waiver can sign up for Score Preview free of charge.

LSAT Score Release Date

LSAC hasn’t yet announced the score release dates for the February LSAT in 2022. Check back for more information as it becomes available!

Be sure to create an online account with LSAC—you will be able to view your scores and send them to law schools starting about two weeks after the exam.

LSAT Writing and the February 2022 Remote LSAT

Before you can get your February LSAT score, you’ll need to submit your writing sample online. This doesn’t have to be done at the same time that you take the rest of the exam, but it must be done before LSAC will send your scores to you.

To accomodate test-takers at home, the LSAC is opening up the writing sample (a.k.a. the essay) eight days before the test’s administration.

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Takeaway

Take the time now to decide if the February LSAT is right for you by:

  • Familiarizing yourself with the remote LSAT;
  • Determining your starting LSAT score based on a practice test;
  • Setting your goal score based on your target law schools; and
  • If you need to increase your score by more than 7 points, considering a spring or summer testing date.

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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  • Randall

    Randall earned his JD from the University of Denver in 2013. He received his BA in Communications and Social Science from the University of Washington in 2010. Randall took the LSAT twice, and managed to improve his score by 14 points the second time around. He paid the price of learning to score high on the LSAT and hopes to help other potential law students avoid similar pain.