This post references the LSAT-Flex, which was offered through June 2021. As of August 2021, the LSAC is offering the remote LSAT instead. Though much of the below information is still relevant to the new remote LSAT, check out key changes to the remote LSAT to ensure you understand the differences and info on 2022 test dates! We will be updating this post closer to the 2022 administration.
Before we get into the details of the March LSAT, here is one bit of information you definitely need to have handy: the exam was scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 but has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, taking the LSAT-Flex at home may be an option for you.
See updates on LSAC’s plans for LSAT testing and COVID-19 on the LSAC’s Coronavirus update page.
Let’s take a look at all the important dates you need to know for the March 2020 LSAT, along with our top tips for preparing for this test.
March 2020 LSAT Registration Deadlines
- Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Non-published test center registration deadline (this is for those of you who live far away from and can’t travel to a published test center).
- Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – Published test center registration and accommodation request deadline.
- Friday, March 6, 2020 – Photo upload deadline.
If you think you may need to register for a non-published test center, be sure to learn about the registration process early.
Also, keep in mind that there’s limited seating at a lot of the test-center locations. So, don’t wait until the registration deadline!
Other March LSAT Deadlines
Just in case you were wondering, once you register, you can change your test center, your test date, or your test center location. You can also cancel your registration, or, if you miss the cancellation deadline, you can at least withdraw your registration.
- Thursday, February 27, 2020 – this is the deadline to change your test date, your location, or cancel your registration without forfeiting your entire registration fee.
- Sunday, March 29, 2020– this is the deadline to withdraw your registration. Keep in mind that you won’t be getting any money back if you withdraw from the exam after the deadline.
If you decide to change your test date, or your test center, you’re going to have to pay an additional $125. Also, even if you cancel by March 29, you are still only going to get part of your registration fee back … $50 to be exact. Also, be prepared that it will take at least three weeks for you to get your money back.
March 2020 LSAT Score Release Dates
Everyone gets their scores back in the mail, and it usually takes just over a month. While that’s not very long, at least compared to the bar exam, the wait can be pretty brutal.
Luckily, you can also opt in and receive your LSAT score via email. While it’s not the “official” score letter, you’ll get your score a full week earlier.
For the March 2020 LSAT, the score release dates haven’t been released yet, but check back and we’ll post them as soon as they’re available.
You will only get an email of your score if you create an online account with LSAC. You also need to know that the mailing date is just that. It’s a mailing date. That means you can add an additional five to seven business days.
Some Tips and Pointers for the LSAT
Choosing an LSAT Test Date
If you’re unsure whether the March LSAT is the date for you, we have a full breakdown on LSAT test dates. This breakdown includes which test date best matches up with your goals and application deadlines, and how long you should plan to study.
If you’re ready to prep, check out our LSAT study plans!
Official practice tests are going to be the most important part of your prep!
Sign up for LSAC Official Prep online and take a real LSAT exam from a recent year in its digital format. Find a quiet place, like a library, to take the practice test and do the whole thing in one sitting.
Note: You can also get access to LSAC Official Prep with an LSAT prep subscription to Magoosh.
Be sure to time yourself strictly—it’s critical to accurately assess your starting point.
Use the answer keys to determine your score. More importantly, look at how many questions you missed in each section to help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these is critical to structuring your LSAT prep.
And of course, we have a wealth of LSAT test preparation materials, including access to LSAC Official Prep Plus, if you want to boost your testing game significantly!
Best LSAT Tips
Here are some of our favorite tips and strategies, whether you are just getting started, or fine tuning those skills:
- Intro to LSAT Pacing
- How to Ace the LSAT: 5 Tips for Success
- 5 LSAT Tips and Tricks
- 10 LSAT Logic Games Tips
The March LSAT is quickly approaching and you should register early to reserve the test center you want. Now is the time to set out your study plan and get ready to crush the LSAT!