LSAC has just released the LSAT dates, deadlines, and score release windows for 2021 and 2022 as well as some important updates that everyone who plans to take the LSAT should know about. We summarize the dates and changes below so that you can understand what the changes mean and how they affect your LSAT study plan!
The LSAT will now be administered during the following weeks/dates:
Now that you know which weeks the LSAT will be administered, you can organize your study plan accordingly.
Beyond the release of the new official dates, the most important announcement to come from LSAC is that June 2021 will be the LAST TIME LSAC will be administering the 3 SECTION LSAT-Flex exam. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, there are many advantages to taking the LSAT-Flex exam, including its lack of an experimental section and its drastically reduced length. After June 2021, this will change.
The LSAT will continue to be administered in an online, remotely-proctored format through June 2022, however, the newer version will have three scored sections, just like the LSAT-Flex, but now there will be one unscored “experimental” section, which LSAC promises to keep on the exam for the next several years. If you would like to take a shorter exam (and every student we’ve spoken with certainly does) then we strongly recommend taking the last LSAT-Flex offered this June.
The scoring will stay the same - using the 120-180 LSAT scale - and as we mentioned, law schools will continue to evaluate the LSAT-Flex the same way as they have the in-person LSAT administered pre-pandemic.
LSAC plans to use this 4-section format for the next 2-3 years and our course will adapt to replicate the test throughout the change. We provide our students with the opportunity to select the 3 section format as well, to ensure each student has the correct format that coincides with his/her exam needs.
We recently had a student crush it with a perfect 180 on the shorter LSAT Flex, and we are excited about the opportunity to help you attain your dream score too. If you want to take advantage of the final 3 section LSAT-Flex exam, sign up for LSAT Engine now to get started today!