We’ve been focusing recently on the June and July LSAT takers, but what should you be doing if you’re planning on taking the LSAT in September? This blog is for you.
Keep up that studying routine. The general time frame recommended for fully prepping for the LSAT is 4-6 months, and as of today the September LSAT is just over 7 weeks away. Here are some resources to incorporate into your study:
- The Khan Academy LSAT Prep course is free and will help you determine where you are by taking an assessment and building a study schedule.
- You can also take a free LSAT (the June 2007 one) offered here on the LSAC’s website. While you’re there, check out the video lessons they offer.
- You will want to study off of actual, previously administered LSATs like these, which you can buy on Amazon or ebay. Tip: You can buy them very cheaply used, since people are eager to sell these after they’ve taken the LSAT.
Register for the LSAT now. Registration for September has been open for some time and closes July 23. Don’t wait, though, because many sites fill quickly and you may not get a seat at your preferred test site–like the UIUC campus–if you wait. Click here to register
If you are also applying to law school this fall, it’s time to:
Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) account. This is the account through which you will send your materials and submit your applications. Read more about it here.
Order your transcripts. You must provide one from each institution you’ve attended post-high school, and any dual credit courses you’ve taken. Here’s more about ordering transcripts. If you’re currently taking summer courses, you can order your transcript and click “hold for grades”; otherwise, you can wait until August grades roll.
Follow up with your recommenders. By now you should have already approached your letter of recommendation writers, but if not, now is the time. Provide a resume and allow at least 6-8 weeks for them to write and upload the letter to your CAS account.
Then, focus on the LSAT. With 7 weeks to go, the LSAT should be a top priority until it is over. You’ll have time after the LSAT on September 8 to focus on your personal statement and essays.