new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

mj23
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new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby mj23 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:59 pm

Candidates MUST bring a photograph to the test center on the day of the test. These photographs will be retained by LSAC.

Before you report to the testing location, you must do the following:

Attach a recent, clear photograph of yourself to the designated box on your LSAT admission ticket. (The photograph must have been taken within the last six months and must show only your face and shoulders.)


IS THIS NEW? WHATS THE INSIDE SCOOP??

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soj
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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby soj » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:23 pm

search, bro

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fastforward
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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fastforward » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:37 pm

Whoa, deep breath. This is a new policy as of the last LSAT administration (June 2011). Here's the link to the lsac policy http://www.lsac.org/jd/LSAT/day-of-test.asp
and here's the relevant language for the new requirement:

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.


Just go to Walgreen's or Kinko's the Post Office for a passport photo at around $8 if you can't find a friend to shoot a mug shot and have it print out at EXACTLY between 1" square and 2" square.

Thisreally is not a big deal but it is one more detail you need to give attention. Note the requirement that you need to look like the photo on test day (hair color, cut, facial hair, glasses, etc.)

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby tyro » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:48 pm

If you're that worried about how you look in the picture, look for an NDA on the form.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby joebloe » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:51 am

Mine wasn't anywhere near square and they didn't give a damn.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fastforward » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:36 pm

joebloe wrote:Mine wasn't anywhere near square and they didn't give a damn.


According to posts here, some came unprepared and were allowed to chop up their driver's license for the photo. Still, it's best to be prepared.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fatduck » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:37 pm

fastforward wrote:
joebloe wrote:Mine wasn't anywhere near square and they didn't give a damn.


According to posts here, some came unprepared and were allowed to chop up their driver's license for the photo.

LOL

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:46 pm

fastforward wrote:
joebloe wrote:Mine wasn't anywhere near square and they didn't give a damn.


According to posts here, some came unprepared and were allowed to chop up their driver's license for the photo. Still, it's best to be prepared.


Wow, I feel like it's easier to retake the LSAT than get a new drivers license.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby Jeffort » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:16 pm

Wade LeBosh wrote:
fastforward wrote:
joebloe wrote:Mine wasn't anywhere near square and they didn't give a damn.


According to posts here, some came unprepared and were allowed to chop up their driver's license for the photo. Still, it's best to be prepared.


Wow, I feel like it's easier to retake the LSAT than get a new drivers license.


Maybe, but with one very important difference.

Waiting in line to take the LSAT:

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Waiting in line at the DMV:

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fastforward » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:08 am

^This.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby citykitty » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:32 am

Really simple. Not that big of a deal. Read the instructions, print a picture, write the required info on the back, use a glue stick or paste if you want to eat the leftovers, and affix picture to ticket. Voila! No need to freak out.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fatduck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:20 am

BUT THE LSAT IS ONLY 4 MONTHS AWAY

HOW WILL I GET THIS DONE IN TIME

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:28 am

We used to have to walk six miles in the snow to take the LSAT, but it only cost a nickle. Didn't need all these damn pictures. People took your word. Times were simple last year, just damn simple.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:51 am

yngblkgifted wrote:We used to have to walk six miles in the snow to take the LSAT, but it only cost a nickle. Didn't need all these damn pictures. People took your word. Times were simple last year, just damn simple.

I legitimately walked through a blizzard for three miles from my test center.

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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby fastforward » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:41 am

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:I legitimately walked through a blizzard for three miles from my test center.


He has the picture to prove it.
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Re: new lsat procedures? picture taken within 6 months?

Postby DocHawkeye » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:13 pm

This has been SOP for LSATs outside the US for at least a year.




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