Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to register with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)?
Yes. You will need to register with LSAC to sign up for the LSAT. You will also need to register with CAS because we require all undergraduate transcripts to be sent through this service. You can register with CAS by visiting LSAC at www.lsac.org. We prefer, though do not require, that letters of recommendation also be sent through CAS. Alternatively, letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, though this may delay completion of your application.
When is the latest LSAT I can take?
The latest LSAT test date accepted for each admissions cycle is the February LSAT.
How are multiple LSAT scores considered?
Multiple LSAT scores are averaged.
How long are LSAT scores valid for admission to the University of Washington School of Law?
LSAT scores are valid for three (3) years.
Is there a deadline for registering with LSAC and CAS?
There is no hard deadline, but you should register early. You will need to sign up with LSAC in order to register for your desired LSAT test date. Once you have an LSAC account, LSAC recommends registering with CAS at least four to six weeks before your first law school application deadline. Plan ahead to ensure that all of your materials will have time to be processed by LSAC and CAS. It takes approximately two to three weeks for LSAC to process transcripts and letters of recommendation from the time they are received. Each year a number of applicants are not considered for admission because they have failed to complete their LSAC files by the application deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that LSAC has received all necessary materials to complete his/her LSAC file, and that the file is completed.
May I submit an application before I take the LSAT?
Yes you may. This will help the staff complete your application before your LSAT score is received. Your application status will be "CAS Incomplete" and once your score comes in, your status will change to "Complete" and your application will be submitted to the admissions committee.