Due to COVID-19, the LSAT exams will continue to be offered in a remotely-proctored version called the LSAT-FLEX. Initially delivered online in May 2020, LSAC (Law School Admission Council), has extended the online testing option in lieu of in-person testing through April 2021 for safety reasons.
“We know how important the LSAT is to candidates and schools, and also to fairness and integrity in law school admission, which advances access and equity in legal education,” LSAC stated on its website. “We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all work through this extraordinary COVID-19 situation together.”
How does the LSAT-FLEX online proctoring differ from the in-person experience?
Key Facts about the LSAT-FLEX
- LSAT-FLEX includes three sections using the same question types as the traditional LSAT: analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension.
- The online exam is composed of three 35-minute scored sections (comparatively, the traditional test included four 35-minute scored sections and an unscored section).
- LSAT-FLEX test takers will be monitored by live remote proctors using the test takers’ camera and microphone from their computer. All video and audio feeds will be recorded in the event that further review is necessary.
- Test takers continue to take LSAT Writing separate from the multiple-choice portion of the test.
- Test takers will receive their LSAT-FLEX scores approximately three weeks after testing.
Upcoming LSAT-FLEX Exams
- Test dates: January 16-17, 2021, with a small number of tests occurring later in the week based on specific remote proctoring requirements.
- Score release date: February 3, 2021
- Test dates: February 20-21, 2021, with a small number of tests occurring later in the week based on specific remote proctoring requirements.
- Score release date: March 10, 2021
- Test dates: April 10-11, 2021, with a small number of tests occurring later in the week based on specific remote proctoring requirements.
- Score release date: April 28, 2021
For more information about LSAT-FLEX dates and registration, visit the LSAC website.
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