Ticket/ID Correspondence

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Blindc1rca
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Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby Blindc1rca » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:40 pm

My ticket has my last name and my first name correctly written, but no middle initial.

My ID has my last name and my first name correctly written, but also my middle name.

No problem right?

whymeohgodno
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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:50 pm

I think it is a problem. The ticket says the name must match up...exactly, including middle initials.

But it may not matter. But LSAC is a bit anal about these things so you might want to call and ask or update info asap.

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby overunderachiever » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:10 pm

I have the same issue. On LSAC it says that only the first and the last name need to match, so I'm not too worried...

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby gdane » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:16 pm

It didnt matter for me. My Drivers license has my initial on it and my LSAC ticket had no initial. Everything was cool. I wasnt asked about it.


You should be fine. If its bugging you that much, get your ID changed.

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Blindc1rca
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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby Blindc1rca » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:28 pm

well my ID doesnt have my initial, it has my entire middle name. LSAC tickets however only have space for an initial.

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby hijodehombre » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:44 pm

overunderachiever wrote:I have the same issue. On LSAC it says that only the first and the last name need to match, so I'm not too worried...



Same here. I also noticed that LSAC specifically states that the first and last name must match. It doesn't mention middle names or initials.

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KevinP
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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby KevinP » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:31 pm

You should be fine. The admission ticket says "Your first and last name on your ID must match exactly the name on your LSAT Admission Ticket."

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby Kiwi917 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:51 am

My ticket had only my first and last name, but my ID has first, middle and last. It was not a problem. However, I did see someone in my testing room have an issue because her last name had a hyphen on her ID but not on her ticket, so they do seem to care about the first and last name matching your ID exactly. The proctors almost made her leave, but they ended up calling in to some center and eventually letting her take the test. In any case, I wouldn't worry about the middle name or initial.

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby 3|ink » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:59 am

I'm willing to bet it doesn't matter. There may be a rule about it somewhere in the LSAT guidelines, but the people who check your ID are temps. Chances are good that they'll be satisfied with first and last names matching.

I'm bringing my passport and driver's license just to be safe.

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Re: Ticket/ID Correspondence

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:03 am

You might want to fix your admissions ticket. I had two middle names on my passport but only one middle initial on my ticket, and it was a problem. They almost didn't let me sit the exam. It worked out in the end, but it was stressful and not fun.




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