What is the LSAT?
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test that assesses reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning skills. It is offered regularly by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Information about the test, exam dates, and test preparation can be found at www.LSAC.org.
What are the LSAT requirements for GUCL?
Applying with an LSAT score is optional at GUCL!
There are three exceptions:
- Prior law students
- Special Student Applicants (less than 60 college units)
- Previous LSAT test-takers (prior score(s) must be disclosed)
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 details.
Applying without an LSAT Score
Choosing to apply for admission without taking the LSAT means readiness, skills, and abilities must be demonstrated through other aspects of the application process. An Application for Admission to law school 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 signing up for a test preparation course. GUCL recommends visiting www.LSAC.org for access to free and/or inexpensive test prep material and guidance.
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) - Optional
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) from LSAC consolidates LSAT score(s), transcripts and letters of recommendation into one file as a convenience for those applying to multiple law schools.
GUCL does not require the use of CAS; documents can be submitted directly to GUCL. If you do have a complete file with CAS, log into your LSAC account, designate GUCL as a recipient school, pay LSAC a report fee, and GUCL will retrieve the file.