What to Expect as You Await Your LSAT Score

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If you took the October LSAT, you’re probably wondering where your LSAT score is. Your LSAT score is not scheduled to come out until Wednesday, but they usually arrive multiple days early. So people are getting anxious. You could be getting your LSAT score at any time! Like right now! Go check your email!

No, but seriously, try not to freak out about it. Worrying won’t make your LSAT score come out sooner or be any higher. However, you can start planning for one of three results:

1. Your LSAT score is exactly what you expected. Great. No surprises, it all paid off. Now get started on your applications. Really, now! Send them out as soon as possible, and you’re on your way to enjoy law school!

2. Your LSAT score is higher than you expected. Super great. Give yourself a pat on the back and then a hug. You probably had a number of schools lined up that you were planning on applying to, but you might no need to tweak that. Apply to reach schools as well as safeties. That’s even more important now, because they’re much less of a reach if you’ve got a high LSAT score.

3. Your LSAT score is lower than you thought. What do you do now? Well, how much lower? If it didn’t dip by that much, you could consider keeping it and applying. But all things being equal, it’s always better to have a higher LSAT score, so you might want to consider retaking. There are still spots available for the December LSAT, and with tons of study you can see your LSAT score rise again.

So happy waiting! Soon you’ll either have a cause for celebration or despair, but either way you’ll be drunk.

Oct 24, 2011 - 9:35 am - By Colin Elzie
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32 Responses to What to Expect as You Await Your LSAT Score

  1. LSam says:

    I read on another blog that when the LSAT status page’s icons change from green to gray, you can expect a score within several hours. my icons just turned gray… not sure if that means anything but just a heads up.

  2. Daniel says:

    Nope. They just came up and changed the date on my site to the “24th”

  3. Daniel says:

    My LSAC page just updated – icons are grey and the email date says 10/24/11. There goes any chance of being productive for the next few hours! Good luck, everyone!

  4. Conor says:

    Icons turned grey, and e-mail date changed, no word yet, anyone know the latest they could be posted?

  5. Daniel says:

    Why am I nervous! I log on and close my eyes to look slowly!!!

  6. Daniel says:

    If mine is taking a long time does it mean I did poorly?
    Seems like the people I know getting them are good…???

  7. Kristin says:

    I am refreshing both the LSAT status page and this one. It feels good to be in the company of other people waiting right now. :) Good luck everybody!

  8. Daniel says:

    This is killing me. -13 for a 170 is the curve I hear.

  9. Daniel says:

    Yes, good luck to all

  10. Daniel says:

    i think I may cry…

  11. Conor says:

    still no word…

  12. Daniel says:

    Come on. None of us have it yet????

  13. franklin says:

    This is the worst. No word in Indy.

  14. tee says:

    nothing yet in nj. my icons turned gray about 2 hrs ago. this is painful.

  15. Daniel says:

    Nothing yet but I’ve heard a Irvine, CA score was just received 10 minutes ago.

  16. Daniel says:

    How long can this thing last???

  17. Daniel says:

    RIGHT!

  18. UCLA Grad says:

    I just got an email from Blueprint about the scores, but I dont have anything. I’m in CA, does anybody know if people in CA have their scores???

  19. Brandon says:

    I am in Maine, so about as far east as I can get, but I still haven’t heard about my score. Has anyone on the east coast received their score?

  20. Laura says:

    Nothing in Charlotte, NC yet. My icons have turned to grey, and the release date has been changed to today. AH I cant wait. Good luck everyone!

  21. James says:

    Nothing from Texas yet, though the icons are grey.

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