LSAT Validity Extended Upon Registration for Another LSAT?

unoplayer
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LSAT Validity Extended Upon Registration for Another LSAT?

Postby unoplayer » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:39 am

I'm a rising sophomore and am thinking about taking the LSAT in October 2011. If I don't do well this time, I can wait until October 2016 by getting a master's degree and working so that my score will be deleted before applying to law school. However, if I take the LSAT again, like in 2015, will that extend the reporting of the first score until 2020 or will the first score still be reported until October 2016? Thanks.

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: LSAT Validity Extended Upon Registration for Another LSAT?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:00 am

It is my understanding that the scores will remain in your LSAC report as long as your account doesn't expire. (The expiration date is on your LSAC account homepage- left sidebar, if I remember correctly.) Schools have their own time frame of how old of a score they will accept, and it seems that most go with five years.

So, your taking the LSAT again will give you a valid score, but I think they could still see your first score. I'm only positing from what I read on the website since they don't address this directly. Safest bet is to call/email and ask.

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Re: LSAT Validity Extended Upon Registration for Another LSAT?

Postby shastaca » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:04 am

lsac web site down today so couldn't get the definitive answer,

Law Services reports scores for five years. Scores for all LSAT exams taken in the five years prior to your application to law school will therefore be reported to the law schools you designate. http://www.nd.edu/~prelaw/lsat.html

Some schools though ask you to list your scores and dates. So even if older than five years, you would be ethically bound to report.

I didn't remember my old LSAT score and had LSAC look it up. But none of the schools found out about it otherwise.

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Re: LSAT Validity Extended Upon Registration for Another LSAT?

Postby Jeffort » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:20 am

Your LSAT history items are reported on your CAS report for 5 years after the test date per test. That includes reported scores, cancelled scores and being absent. If you withdraw your registration to take the test by the deadline nothing shows up about it on your CAS report.

Most law schools want a score no older than 3 years when you apply.




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