Loyola University Maryland

Pre-Law Program

LSAT/LSDAS Prep Courses

Visit LSAC refer to LSAC’s LSAT-LSDAS Information Booklet. At Loyola, this booklet is available on the pre-law book shelf on the third floor of Beatty Hall.

Canceling Your LSAT Score

Read carefully the specifications in the LSAT information booklet or the section on the LSAC website concerning canceling your score. You have six days and must use a fax or overnight letter or you can cancel at the test center during the test itself. You might come out of the test feeling that you underperformed. The key thing to consider is probably the reason for your feeling.

If the source of the feeling is something which would probably not occur on a second sitting for the test, e.g., feeling ill, construction noise, a really objectionable person sitting near you during the test, incompetent or irritating test givers, a really bad room, etc., then cancel. The idea is that those things reduced your score and probably will not occur again.

However, if it is something which has occurred to you before and something which is likely to happen again, e.g., you always test badly, the logical reasoning stuff always causes you trouble, you just don’t feel that you did as well as you could, you were having a bad week, the room was large and you don’t like large rooms, etc., then do not cancel because there is probably nothing to be gained.

Finally, if you are in doubt as to whether to cancel or not, if the test is in June or October, cancel. You have time to take it later. Otherwise, consider it closely before you cancel. If you need to, telephone or email the pre-law advisor to talk about it if you are considering canceling and can’t decide what to do.