OLSAS – LSAT Requirements

Last updated: August 16, 2022

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Your LSAC Account Number

You must provide your Law School Admission Council (LSAC) account number to OLSAS. Once you receive your LSAC account number, log in to your application and add it in the LSAT section.

If you receive your LSAC account number after you submit your application, log in to your application once you receive it and add it in the LSAT section. Once you have added your LSAC account number, complete the “Review and Submit” process.

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Releasing Your Scores to OLSAS

After OLSAS receives your application, we request your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores from 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”. Refer to the LSAC website.

The LSAT consists of 2 portions:

  1. A Multiple Choice portion (scored)
  2. An LSAT Writing portion (unscored)
Both portions must be completed and processed by LSAC for your score to be released to OLSAS.

LSAT Writing Portion

  • If you are a first-time test taker, you should complete your LSAT Writing portion 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 2016 to May 2020, and you will be rewriting the LSAT, you do not need to complete the LSAT Writing again (although you may choose to do so) 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 you to write the LSAT test by specific dates. Refer to each law school’s requirements.

For Registration Materials

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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 through OLSAS.

Refer to the Program Requirements Overview for more information about each law school’s LSAT requirements.

Note: OLSAS begins processing applications in September. We cannot assume responsibility for fees payable to LSAC if your registration with the service expires before we process your file.

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