LSAT Preparation

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world.

Even before you begin the search for the perfect law school, you should develop a strategy to prepare for the LSAT.

Take many timed full length practice exams. Practicing your strategies against the clock is absolutely crucial. Full practice exams are offered at the cdc every friday during the semester (1:00-3:30).

Consider taking a professional preparation course. LSAT test preparation courses are offered by a variety of companies, for example: Testmasters, Princeton Review and Kaplan. Kaplan offers a course on MHC's campus starting during J-Term (January 4th 2014). For more information about the class and pricing as well as the discount offered to MHC students for the course, contact the college's Kaplan representative, Ms. Gail Harris, at for more information. Additionally, you are encouraged to visit this site for the most up-to-date information about classes offered. 

If a preparation course is not for you, choose resources that work best for you. Like courses, there are many books to choose from each with a unique approach. Find the book(s) that is/are right for you.

You should plan to take the actual LSAT either before you begin the application process (February or June before you apply) or at the very beginning of the application cycle (September/October).

Regulations for Taking the LSAT:

Via LSAC: You may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or if your score is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy.

For significant extenuating circumstances, exception to this policy may be made by LSAC. To request an exception, submit a signed, detailed explanation addressing the circumstances that you feel make you eligible to retake the LSAT and specify the date that you wish to test. E-mail your request as an attachment to or send it by fax to 215.968.1277.

You will be notified by e-mail of approval or denial of your request. Be sure to submit your request well in advance of the regular registration deadline so that you can receive timely notification of our decision. Barring unforeseen circumstances, LSAC will respond within seven working days of its receipt. LSAC's decisions are final.