OLSAS – LSAT Requirements
Your LSAC Account Number
You may not have received your LSAC account number when you apply through OLSAS. If this is the case, you will need to provide OLSAS with this number when you receive it by logging in to your application, adding your LSAC account number in the LSAT section and completing the “Review and Submit” process.
Releasing Your Scores to OLSAS
After OLSAS receives your application, we request your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). It is essential that you confirm the status of your registration with LSAC, as they will provide LSAT reports to OLSAS only if you are a “current registrant”. For further information, refer to the LSAC website.
The LSAT consists of 2 portions: A Multiple Choice portion (scored) and an LSAT Writing portion (formerly called the Writing Sample) (unscored). Both portions must be completed and processed by the LSAC for your score to be released to OLSAS.
Effective June 2019:
If you are a first-time test taker, you should complete your LSAT Writing as close as possible to the date that the Multiple Choice score is released to test takers.
If you are a prior test-taker with scores obtained from June 2015 to May 2019, and you will be rewriting the LSAT, you do not need to complete the LSAT Writing again (although you may choose to do so) in order for your new Multiple Choice scores to be released to OLSAS.
LSAT results are usually required for first-year admission purposes and for most upper-year programs.
Some law schools require that the LSAT test be written by specific dates. Refer to each university’s section for requirements.
For Registration Materials:
Additional LSAT Information
- The LSAT registration fee includes up to 5 years of score reporting to law schools that request your report.
- If your files with LSAC have expired, contact LSAC directly to arrange for the files to be re-activated.
- It is not necessary to write the LSAT before applying to OLSAS.
Refer to the Program Requirements Overview for further details about the LSAT.
Note: OLSAS begins processing applications in September. OLSAS cannot assume responsibility for fees payable to LSAC if your registration with the service expires before OLSAS processes your file.