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Video Answers to LSAT Frequently Asked Questions

For information on the LSAT (registration, preparation and scoring), read the first (free) chapter in our online prep guide.

1. How many times should I take the LSAT?
2. How do I register for the LSAT?
3. What is the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS?)
4. How long should I prepare for the LSAT?
5. Do law schools average your LSAT score or take your highest score?
6. How do law schools weigh your GPA?
7. What LSAT score do you need to get into law school?
8. Can the curve help my LSAT score?
9. What is the score breakdown on the LSAT?
10. How can you identify the experimental section on the LSAT?


1. How many times should I take the LSAT?
The LSAT is offered four times a year. Students can pick up a hard copy of the LSAC application form in the Career Center or find the information on the web at the LSAC website. Students should take the LSAT when they feel confident that they are able to score at a level which accurately reflects their abilities. As multiple LSAT scores are averaged, students should plan to take the LSAT once. ^ top


2. How do I register for the LSAT?

T
ry to register at least six weeks before the test to avoid late fee. If you register early, you are more likely to get your first choice test center. Call to register: (215) 968-1001 ^ top


3. What is the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS?)
The Law School Data Assembly Service, is a part of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). According to the LSAC, the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) "Provides a means of centralizing and standardizing undergraduate academic records to simplify the law school admission process". This service will translate your GPA and allow law schools to more easily compare students from different schools. ^ top


4. How long should I prepare for the LSAT?
The LSAT is critical to acceptance to prestigious law schools. The LSAT is a difficult test that requires learning how to do unusual questions that students may not have encountered before, such as the games sections. Plan on investing at least 50 hours preparing and purchasing several prep packages or a comprehensive course and taking at least 10 practice tests. Good Luck!

6. How do law schools weigh your GPA?


7. What LSAT score do you need to get into law school?

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8. Can the curve help my LSAT score?

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9. What is the score breakdown on the LSAT?

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10. How can you identify the experimental section on the LSAT?

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