Knowing your LSAT score release date is crucial to selecting the right LSAT test date. You want to be sure you’ll have your scores in hand in time to send them to your dream school (and your safety schools). So, let’s take a look at when you can expect to get your scores back.
LSAT score release dates
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has only posted official score release dates through the August 2021 exam, but–regardless of your testing date–you can expect to see your scores about two weeks after the test is administered.
While LSAT scores have been mailed to test takers in the past, starting with the September 2020 LSAT, all scores will be released through your LSAC account, so be sure to sign up!
|LSAT DATE||Score Release Date by Email||Score Release Date by Mail|
|Monday, June 3, 2019||Thursday, June 27, 2019||Thursday, July 4, 2019|
|Monday, July 15, 2019||Wednesday, August 28, 2019||Wednesday, September 4, 2019|
|Saturday, September 21, 2019||Monday, October 14, 2019||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, October 28, 2019||Wednesday, November 20, 2019||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, November 25, 2019||Thursday, December 19, 2019||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, January 13, 2020||Thursday, February 6, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Saturday, February 22, 2020||Tuesday, March 17, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, March 30, 2020||Wednesday, April 22, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Saturday, April 25, 2020----Automatically Rescheduled for the week of May 18, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Friday, June 5, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, June 8, 2020--Automatically Rescheduled for June 14, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Tuesday, June 30, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Monday, July 13, 2020----Automatically Rescheduled for July 12, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Thursday, July 30, 2020||Scores released by email only|
|Week of August 29, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Friday, September 18, 2020||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of October 3, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Friday, October 23, 2020||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of November 7, 2020 (LSAT FLEX)||Tuesday, November 24, 2020||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of January 16, 2021 (LSAT FLEX)||Wednesday, February 3, 2021||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of February 20, 2021 (LSAT FLEX)||Wednesday, March 10, 2021||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of April 10, 2021 (LSAT FLEX)||Thursday, April 29, 2021||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of June 12, 2021 (LSAT FLEX)||Thursday, July 1, 2021||Via your LSAC account|
|Week of August 14, 2021||Friday, September 10, 2021||Via your LSAC account|
When can I cancel my LSAT score?
You only have six days after the exam to cancel your LSAT score. If you are sure that your performance on the LSAT was not what it could have been—say you left an entire section blank or left after the break—then, and only then, should you consider cancelling your score. If not, you should keep your score and see how you did on the LSAT score scale.
Remember that you can always retest, so don’t let a few post-test jitters keep you from reaping the rewards of all of your hard work. I promise, you probably did better than you think you did.
What do I do while waiting for LSAT scores to be released?
While you’re waiting for your LSAT scores release date, take some time to recharge and then put the finishing touches on your law school applications. Let’s look at four ways you can occupy your mind and beef up your application between now and the LSAT score release date.
- 1. Rest. First and foremost, you should take some time to relax and recharge after all of your months of studying. Take a moment to celebrate all of the work you’ve done (because there’s a lot more to come)!
2. Finish your applications. Now’s the perfect time to complete all of your outstanding work on your applications. Most importantly, spend some time developing your personal statement—it’s critical to helping you stand out as a law school applicant.
3. Contact your references. Reach out now, if you haven’t already, to those people who will be writing your recommendation letters. You want to be sure they have plenty of time to write you solid, well-thought letters, so don’t wait to the last minute when their plates may be too full.
4. Order transcripts. Be sure to order all your relevant transcripts for your undergraduate work and any other graduate work you’ve completed.
And once you’re done with all of these steps (or at least have made progress on them!), your scores will be in your inbox or arriving soon!