what? a photograph?

sangr
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what? a photograph?

Postby sangr » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:47 pm

ok i didnt know about this....

lsac suddenly requires we have a photograph taken to the center on test date? wtheck? before it was just ID and sudddenly on the ticket stub it says we need a seperate photo.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Curry » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:49 pm

Yes you do. Best hope you have photo paper or a 24/7 Rite Aid nearby.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby john1990 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:52 pm

Curry wrote:Yes you do. Best hope you have photo paper or a 24/7 Rite Aid nearby.


lol

yea you need a photo of your face and shoulders. Im sure something as simple as taking a shot on a camera phone and texting it to your email to print will work fine

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby sangr » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:55 pm

do u guys think a photo printed out from the printer would suffice?

just read top.

thanks, hope it works...wow why would LSAC pull that on us outta nowhere..im sure they e-mailed it but its so easy to miss that

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:55 pm

passport photos are super easy to get

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Curry » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:56 pm

sangr wrote:do u guys think a photo printed out from the printer would suffice?

just read top.

thanks, hope it works...wow why would LSAC pull that on us outta nowhere..im sure they e-mailed it but its so easy to miss that

You're an adult. Its your responsibility to read the documents LSAC provided you. I'm not taking the LSAT and I've known about this since February.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Dany » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:58 pm

sangr wrote:do u guys think a photo printed out from the printer would suffice?

As long as it is clear and the right size, it should be fine.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Tainted_Praise » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:30 am

Dude thanks for this post. Otherwise I would not have known. I guess it has to be an official type of picture like taken at a passport place or a cvs... Also it CAN'T be on regular paper.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:42 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:Dude thanks for this post. Otherwise I would not have known. I guess it has to be an official type of picture like taken at a passport place or a cvs... Also it CAN'T be on regular paper.

...do you guys never read instructions? :shock: i mean i'm assuming the last standardized test requiring IDs etc was quite a while ago (well, unless you took an LSAT before this new implementation)

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Tainted_Praise » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:47 am

FantasticMrFox wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:Dude thanks for this post. Otherwise I would not have known. I guess it has to be an official type of picture like taken at a passport place or a cvs... Also it CAN'T be on regular paper.

...do you guys never read instructions? :shock: i mean i'm assuming the last standardized test requiring IDs etc was quite a while ago (well, unless you took an LSAT before this new implementation)


How were we to know this unless we took the recent previous LSAT or checked the email that was sent out in LATE May... I took the lsat in Feb and I took it in October 2010... The rule of having ANOTHER photograph.. SEPARATE from your photo ID was non existent at the time. So shut it. I'm going to sleep now. Not going to let you stress me out before I do some reading.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Dany » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:50 am

LOL. Seriously, guys, it's on the Day of the Test page (which I checked at least a dozen times in the week leading up to the LSAT.)

Regardless, now you know, so just get the picture and best of luck on the test tomorrow.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:51 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:
FantasticMrFox wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:Dude thanks for this post. Otherwise I would not have known. I guess it has to be an official type of picture like taken at a passport place or a cvs... Also it CAN'T be on regular paper.

...do you guys never read instructions? :shock: i mean i'm assuming the last standardized test requiring IDs etc was quite a while ago (well, unless you took an LSAT before this new implementation)


How were we to know this unless we took the recent previous LSAT or checked the email that was sent out in LATE May... I took the lsat in Feb and I took it in October 2010... The rule of having ANOTHER photograph.. SEPARATE from your photo ID was non existent at the time. So shut it. I'm going to sleep now. Not going to let you stress me out before I do some reading.

K good night--hope you ace it tomorrow! Your goal is 165, if I remember your threads correctly?

But i did make a note about "unless you took an LSAT before this new implementation" so don't go all up on me :P
and I guess it's just me but I tend to be extra careful and thorough on important things like the LSAT (since I don't plan on doing retakes)

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Dany » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:52 am

FantasticMrFox wrote: I tend to be extra careful and thorough on important things like the LSAT

TITCR

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby MrBain_ » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:56 am

:shock: Directions are sooooo.... boring. Who reads those things anyways? Its not like this is the most important test I will take in my life thus far. Photo-shmoto :shock:

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:59 am

It has to be a regulation passport type photograph.

Here is a description from the US government:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptpho ... _5333.html

and here is a link to a coupon to get it done for less than $10 out the door in minutes:
http://www.cvsphoto.com/passport-photos

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby sangr » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:08 am

shoot .... printed it out

looks like thats the only change they wanted.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby sangr » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:10 am

Jeffort wrote:It has to be a regulation passport type photograph.

Here is a description from the US government:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptpho ... _5333.html

and here is a link to a coupon to get it done for less than $10 out the door in minutes:
http://www.cvsphoto.com/passport-photos


wait what..it has to be a passport type photo? where does it say anything like that?

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:17 am

sangr wrote:
Jeffort wrote:It has to be a regulation passport type photograph.

Here is a description from the US government:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptpho ... _5333.html

and here is a link to a coupon to get it done for less than $10 out the door in minutes:
http://www.cvsphoto.com/passport-photos


wait what..it has to be a passport type photo? where does it say anything like that?

"In addition, all candidates must attach to their ticket a recent photograph (taken within the last six months) showing only the face and shoulders. The photograph must be clear enough so there is no doubt about the test taker's identity, and must be no larger than 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 cm) and no smaller than 1 x 1 inch (3 x 3 cm). Your face in the photo must show you as you look on the day of the test (for example, with or without a beard). The photograph will be retained by LSAC only as long as needed to assure the authenticity of test scores and to protect the integrity of the testing process."

That's the only thing LSAC states on their website about the photograph that needs to be on the ticket so as long as it fits the size and the required head and shoulders, I do not think you need to worry. Besides a "passport type" photograph is almost the same thing described by LSAC, albeit without the minute details measuring the distance between the edge and the single strand of your hair.

edit: accidentally started talking about hair as if it was fabric (probably too much time on TLS, talking about "threads")

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Dany » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:19 am

sangr wrote:wait what..it has to be a passport type photo? where does it say anything like that?

I'm not taking the LSAT, so I don't really care, but if someone could post the exact LSAT requirements (if there are different ones than the ones that appear on the Day of the Test page, which FantasticMrFox posted above) for the photograph, I'm sure it would be helpful to other test-takers.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:21 am

If you are going to shoot it and print it out at home it has to be printed on photo quality paper, not regular paper.

Rather than going through the hassles involved with that (like taking the picture, having photo paper to print it on, resizing the image and all that stuff to get it printed out), it takes less than 10 minutes and less than $10 at tons of places. You walk up to the photo counter and say "passport photo please", they tell you were to stand and look. Try not to blink while they take the pic. Wait another minute or two. Hand the clerk a $10 bill. Clerk will hand you the pics and some change. Go home and glue the photograph to your admission ticket.

/Done

Here are the test day requirements: http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/day-of-test.asp

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby wtrc » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:11 am

If anyone doesn't have it yet, please go now and don't wait to do it on the way to the test. I did it a few days ago and it took them an hour at Walgreen's.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Dany » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:35 am

I've always gotten it done in <10 minutes at CVS, so I'd definitely recommend them, although you should still budget more time just in case.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby mushybrain » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:35 am

It needs to be a photo taken in the last 6 months, appearing as you will on the test day (for example, beard vs. no beard), on proper photo paper. It needs to be no larger than 2 x 2 (passport photo size) and no smaller than 1 x 1. It needs to contain only your face and shoulders. There should be no doubt as to your identity when compared with you in person on test day. It must fit within the box on the ticket, which means you may have a little trimming to do if you get passport size. Print your name, LSAC number, test date, test center code on the back of the photo and tape or glue it to the ticket. No staples.

I recited that from memory, by the way. Because I read the instructions.

It took me all of three minutes and $8 at CVS.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby Bashy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:53 pm

While this advice is no longer helpful to anyone who took the LSAT today, you can get six 2x2 headshots printed on photo paper at Target's photo kiosk (usually near customer service) for $0.25 total.

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Re: what? a photograph?

Postby capsfan » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:46 am

In a bit of a panic now, didn't see anywhere where it says the photo must be on photo paper. Took the LSAT today and attached a picture I took myself and printed on copy paper. Proctors didn't seem to have a problem with it, is this serious enough to get my score cancelled? Where does it actually say it must be on photo paper?




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