About more time on test taking

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About more time on test taking

Postby Jimlaw123 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:08 am

Hello to all,

I am a URM with a decent GPA and a top 20 undergrad. My question is about having more time on the test. My vision is very bad and I have been seen as a student with disability due to my vision 20/2500. It affects the way I read, and the timing even with my biofocal glasses or even special made contacts almost gets it down to a barely legal level. I can't drive at night really (halos) and I have learned to cope with it. My question is that I took the LSAT before and I didn't do too hot due to my vision and timing ( Low 149-151 range) I am looking to retake this December. My question is how due law schools assess the extra time on the LSAT for medical reasons? or should I just apply with my current score and an addendum about my horrible eye sight? I want to try and get into a school in the top tier if possible (LMU, USC, mainly west coast), there is a surgery that I can get but it's not performed in the U.S. (my vision is too poor) that I maybe able to get if I can get the funds (13-17000), and I think I qualify for the extra time. I just don't know how they would view it at all, or if it would help or hurt me in the long run... We'll please give me any advice you can. Thanks to all.

Sincerely, Jim

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Re: About more time on test taking

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:06 am


Definitely read the above and email them your request as soon as possible. So long as you can provide documentation for your disability, it may be possible for LSAC to accommodate to your needs. It appears they offer the test in larger print. I am not sure if that would include extra time though.

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