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LSAT Abroad

Postby 121212 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:10 am

Anybody know if the same LSAT form administered to test takers abroad is the same as the LSAT administered in the US? I am considering a re-take while studying abroad in Argentina. It's doable (LSAC told me I could set it up with local faculty there), but I wouldn't opt for this if I knew there were any kind of curveball in the process.

Is everything pretty regular? I know you don't get your score sheet back, but otherwise does anyone know if it's a standard procedure?

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby Globalnomad » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:15 am

+1

I've been wondering the same thing since I'm probably going to take the June one in Nairobi. I assume it's the same but who knows.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby steppenwolf » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:16 am

I think it's a different test.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby 121212 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:29 am

By that do you mean different questions but same general format, etc? I just wouldn't want to take it if they threw in a bunch of experimental stuff or anything else out of the ordinary.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby chemist_14 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:54 pm

I took the LSAT in Beijing and here in the US. The test format and style was exactly the same, the only thing that's different is that you take the test on the day after it is administered in the US due to timezones; not sure if that rule applies to Argentina. I might guess that the questions are different too, or different order; but obviously I have no objective evidence to support that. I know that the test was not offered in China as often as it was offered in the US, but not sure about other countries.


As far as score reporting, I got an e-mail just like everyone else and on my score report sheet it is listed just the same as any US location.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby sophie316 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:57 pm

I'm pretty sure that foreign tests are both different from the ones taken on the same day in the US, and undisclosed.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby william wallace » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:24 pm

We need to give this thread some life. There are more Americans abroad than ever. I need to figure out what it's like to test in Argentina. The country can be screwy sometimes. Any experiences with this?

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby Mattisgo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:48 pm

I took it in Melbourne.

It's given a day later here (on the Sunday, rather than the Saturday)
It's the exact same format but a different test than the US people for the same month administration get.
My experience was very professional and pleasant, but I expected that in an English speaking country.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby TheLuckyOne » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:01 pm

Sometimes they are different, sometimes they are the same. One rule of thumb is that if tests are on different days -> definitely different.

Now, Asia has one test, Europe & Africa has the other, and I know at least 1 person in South America who took the same test as the one in the US = 3rd version.

I don't know what's up with Australia though.

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby william wallace » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:27 am

Any clue where they took it in South America?

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Re: LSAT Abroad

Postby TheLuckyOne » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:54 pm

william wallace wrote:Any clue where they took it in South America?


No idea. I just went to find my conversation with him/her and I could not :shock: It just disappeared.
In any case, looks like it's a safe bet to assume that every country in Latin America had the same test.




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