In this post, we’ll take a look at key information you need about the remote November LSAT!
The November LSAT
In spring 2021, the LSAC (test-maker) announced that all LSATs through at least June 2022 will be remote LSAT exams. This comes along with additional changes to the remote format that will start in August 2021, including the return of the unscored section and a break between the second and third sections of the exam.
November LSAT Dates
The November LSAT will be available the week of November 13, 2021. The LSAC hasn’t announced specific dates yet for when it will be offering the remote November LSAT. Based on previous remote LSAT administrators, however, we’d anticipate the majority of the testing to take place that Saturday and Sunday, with some exams taking place later in the week as needed. Check back closer to the exam for more specific test dates!
November LSAT Score Release Dates
This November’s LSAT scores don’t yet have an official release date. However, based on previous exams, you can anticipate that the scores will be released via your LSAC account, likely around two weeks after your testing date.
In order to receive your scores, you must have completed the LSAT Writing sample. To accommodate this, LSAT will open the Writing section eight days prior to the test–so you can take the writing section at your convenience, just remember that you need to finish it before you’ll get your scores.
You can also sign up for a “score preview” of your November test results. The name of this option is a little bit misleading–you won’t get your scores any earlier than other test takers. Instead, the “score preview” gives you six days after LSAT scores are released to choose whether you want to keep your scores or cancel them. If you do not choose within six days, your scores are retained and get sent to schools. This service costs $45 if you sign up before your test and $75 after testing has finished (if you have a fee waiver, don’t worry–you’ll get this option automatically)!
Registration (and Auto-Registration)
If you have not already registered for the November LSAT, the deadline is Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This is also the deadline to request accommodations or assistance.
November LSAT Cost
The fees for the November LSAT are the same as for an in-person LSAT. Plan on spending around $200 for test registration, if you haven’t already registered for the November exam.
Upcoming LSAT Dates
If you don’t want to (or can’t) take the remote November LSAT, you’ll have to wait until January 2022 to take the LSAT. But keep in mind that this won’t get you out of the remote aspect of the exam, as all LSATs through June 2022 will be administered remotely.
Tips for November LSAT Prep
Sign up for LSAT-Flex 101
Wondering how to ace this new design format? Magoosh has a free LSAT-Flex 101 course that looks at everything you need to know about the LSAT-Flex. It comes with a free, official LSAT-Flex practice test, as well as a free trial of Magoosh LSAT Prep.
Take a practice test to determine your baseline.
Hooray! Magoosh’s LSAT prep program now includes official LSAT questions and a full LSAT practice test! You can also sign up for LSAC Official Prep online and take a real LSAT exam from a recent year in its digital format.
Note: You can also get access to LSAC Official Prep with an LSAT prep subscription to Magoosh.
Find a quiet place, like a library, to take the practice test and do the whole thing in one sitting.
Be sure to time yourself strictly—it’s critical to accurately assess your starting point.
Score your practice test.
Use the answer key in your book, determine your overall score and your strengths and weaknesses. And if you haven’t already, start looking at law schools and determine the score you’ll need to be competitive.
Design your study schedule.
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 November 2021 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 January LSAT and giving yourself a few more months to prepare.
Top LSAT Approaches
Here are some of our favorite pointers, whether you are just getting started or are polishing up those LSAT skills:
The deadline to register for the November LSAT is coming up soon. Take the time now to decide if the November 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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