Every student wishes to have a successful career that will help them realize their dreams and goals in life. One of the prominent courses opted by the students around the world is the law course. To get admission into the reputed law institutions in foreign countries like USA, Canada, and other participating nations, students need to pass the standardized examination called LSAT (Law School Admission Test). The examination helps in the assessment of a candidate’s verbal as well as reasoning abilities. The students need not memorize anything but must have the critical thinking ability to overcome the examination. The democratic examination offers a fair chance to all the students around the world and does not discriminate against them on the basis of their field of study.
Unlike other exams, the LSAT examination does not have specific eligibility criteria for the aspirants. The candidates need to have graduated or about-to-graduate from a reputed institution and follow all the guidelines listed by the LSAC (Law School Admission Council).
LSAT Test Fees Structure
Though the fees of the LSAT examination is $190, additional fees are involved that can make the prices go up. Unlike the other exams (like SAT, GRE, ACT, etc.), the LSAT does not provide the students with any free score reports. So, the aspirants need to spend $45 for each law school application. Apart from that the CAS (Credential Assembly Service) is not optional, so the law schools approved by the ABA (American Bar Association) use the service. The detailed list of fees applicable is offered below.
|The LSAT Test||$190||Indian students need to pay around 13,000 (depending on the exchange rate)|
|Credential Assembly Service (CAS)||$195||The student’s undergraduate work, LSAT score, and writing sample is combined by the LSAC. The report generated is sent to the law school.|
|Test Center Change||$125||The fees is applicable if the students changes the test center.|
|Test Date Change||$125||It is applicable when the candidates opt for a change in date of the test.|
|Handscoring||$100||The students who are not content with the score can pay to have an official score the LSAT by hand.|
|Former Registrant Score report||$45||It is applicable for the students who wish to get their old LSAT score|
|Law School Reports||$45||It is the fees applicable for every school the student applies.|
|Nonpublished Domestic Test Centers||$295||The students who cannot travel to a published/listed test center or are staying at a place farther than 100 miles from an open, published center, then they can request to test elsewhere.|
|Nonpublished International Test Centers||$390|
|LSAT Registration Refund||$50|
|Students can avail a partial refund as processing cost are incurred.|
CAS Registration Refund
|$50||Only partial refund is offered in specific circumstances.|
The law courses have a higher fees structure compared to the other graduate programs. Therefore, the testing for the exam is expensive. Though the fee waivers for the exam are available, the criteria are tough for qualifying for the waiver. So, the students facing the LSAT examination need to set aside money for the different fees.