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Should You Use LSAT’s Score Preview?

The LSAT’s Score Preview feature allows test-takers to see their exam score before cancelling.

The $45 feature sounds enticing. But what exactly are the benefits and drawbacks? Gabriel Kuris, founder of Top Law Coach and contributor at US News, recently broke down everything you need to know about the LSAT’s Score Preview feature and offered advice on whether or not you should use it.


With Score Preview, you get six days after receiving your score to decide whether or not you want to cancel it.

“This cancellation will appear on your score report and count against the number of tests you may take,” Kuris says. “There is no limit to the number of tests you can purchase Score Preview for.”

The benefit of Score Preview is seeing your score before deciding whether or not to cancel it, which can help to lower the stakes of the exam. However, Kuris says, there are drawbacks.

“A score cancellation is not trivial – it still appears on your record and counts against test limits,” Kuris says.


In general, cancelled scores are better than low scores. However, Kuris says, too many score cancellations could hurt you in the long run

“Your specific pattern of scores may matter here,” Kuris adds. “For example, if you get a high score and then cancel your next one, you might want to quit while you’re ahead rather than give the impression your first score was a fluke.”


Score cancellation, if used sparingly, likely won’t hurt your admissions odds. But rather than rely on the Score Preview feature, Kuris recommends test takers to only take the LSAT when they feel they’re full prepared.

“To minimize disruptions, take the test in the conditions that suit you best,” Kuris says. “Many applicants appreciate the convenience and control afforded by the remotely proctored at-home test, including test takers with disabilities who require accommodations.”

Sources: US News, LSAC

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