What is the LSAT?
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test that assesses reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning skills. Offered multiple times per year by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), it is a traditional part of the law school application process. Information about the test, exam dates, and prep materials can be found at www.LSAC.org.
Is taking the LSAT required?
It is recommended that anyone interested in applying for admission to any law school prepare for and take the LSAT.
GUCL requires that prior law students, international I-20 students, Special Students, and prior LSAT takers apply with and/or disclose test scores.
Prospective students other than those listed above may opt to apply for admission without an LSAT score. Refer to the No LSAT Application Checklist for additional requirements.
Applying without an LSAT Score
For those eligible, choosing to apply for admission without an LSAT means demonstrating readiness, skills, and abilities through other aspects of the application process. An Application for Admission without an LSAT score is expected to present with greater excellence in all other areas.
Benefits of taking the LSAT
Making a good impression with your law school application matters. Applying with a sound LSAT score remains the best way to demonstrate seriousness about the commitment law school requires, readiness for a law school program, and possession of skills deemed relevant to success in the study of law.
Other reasons taking the LSAT is a good idea include:
- Opportunity for admission at multiple law schools
- Potential to qualify for scholarships
- Skill assessment that can help with law program selection
Preparing for the LSAT is critical; you can choose to prepare independently or by attending a commercial test preparation course. Download a free actual test as well as free sample questions with explanations and advice on how to best prepare at www.LSAC.org.
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) from LSAC consolidates LSAT score(s), transcripts and letters of recommendation into one file. GUCL does not require the use of CAS; documents can be submitted directly to GUCL. If you do have a complete file with CAS, designate GUCL as a recipient school, pay LSAC a report fee, and GUCL will retrieve the file.