LSAT Score Release Dates - Scheduled vs. Actual Comparison 2004-2017

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Note: This article was last updated January 3rd, 2017.Here's the history of score releases--hopefully it takes some of the mystery out of yours!

As the score release date for each LSAT administration nears, tensions run high among test takers: the moment of truth is at hand, and you're days or even hours from knowing exactly how you did. Confusing things further is the fact that LSAC nearly always releases scores days in advance of their official score release dateadding uncertainty and anxiety to the process. "Refresh" buttons are pounded endlessly as eager test takers await their results.

For every LSAT we make our own predictions about when scores will likely come out, and for the most part we've been remarkably successful. But for those out there who'd rather make up their own minds than take our word for it, here are the score release dates (official and actual) for each test since June 2004. Good luck!

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. The official score release date is not considered to be the date when scores will be sent out; rather, it's more of a "you'll have your score by this day" date.
  2. With the exception of the December LSAT, scores tend to be released an average of 3 days prior to the official score release date. December scores usually come out a week or more in advance.
  3. Scores are not all released at once. They are released in batches, which means that just because your best friend received her score already, yours may still take a few hours. 
  4. Batches are not released in any sort of order, be it alphabetical, geographical, by score, or anything else. So there's really no telling when your score will be released in the announcement "window."
  5. This data has been compiled by our own observations; it is not officially released or endorsed by LSAC.

Test
Date

LSAC Official
Release Date

Actual
Release Date

Days
Early

Days
From Test

Mon, June 14, 2004 Tues, July 6, 2004 Fri, July 2, 2004 4 18
Sat, Oct. 2, 2004 Mon, Oct. 25, 2004 Fri, Oct. 22, 2004 3 20
Sat, Dec. 4, 2004 Tues, Jan. 4, 2005 Wed, Dec. 22, 2004 13 18
     
Sat, Feb. 12, 2005 Mon, March 7, 2005 Fri, March 4, 2005 3 20
Mon, June 6, 2005 Mon, June 27, 2005 Sat, June 25, 2005 2 19
Sat, Oct. 1, 2005 Mon, Oct. 24, 2005 Fri, Oct. 21, 2005 3 20
Sat, Dec. 3, 2005 Tues, Dec. 27, 2005 Fri, Dec. 23, 2005 4 20
     
Sat, Feb. 4, 2006 Mon, Feb. 27, 2006 Fri, Feb 24, 2006 3 20
Mon, June 12, 2006 Mon, July 3, 2006 Thurs, June 29, 2006 4 17
Sat, Sept. 30, 2006 Mon, Oct. 23, 2006 Fri, Oct. 20, 2006 3 20
Sat, Dec. 2, 2006 Tues, Jan. 2, 2007 Fri, Dec. 21, 2006 12 19
     
Sat, Feb. 10, 2007 Mon, March 5, 2007 Fri, March 2, 2007 3 20
Mon, June 11, 2007 Mon, July 2, 2007 Sat, June 30, 2007 2 19
Sat, Sept. 29, 2007 Mon, Oct. 22, 2007 Fri, Oct. 19, 2007 3 20
Sat, Dec. 1, 2007 Wed, Jan. 2, 2008 Thurs, Dec. 20, 2007 13 19
     
Sat, Feb. 2, 2008 Mon, Feb. 25, 2008 Fri, Feb. 22, 2008 3 20
Mon, June 16, 2008 Mon, July 7, 2008 Thurs, July 3, 2008 4 17
Sat, Oct. 4, 2008 Mon, Oct. 27, 2008 Fri, Oct. 24, 2008 3 20
Sat, Dec. 6, 2008 Mon, Jan. 5, 2009 Mon, Dec. 29, 2008 7 23
     
Sat., Feb. 7, 2009 Mon, March 2, 2009 Fri, Feb. 27, 2009 3 20
Mon, June 8, 2009 Mon, June 29, 2009 Thurs, June 25, 2009 4 17
Sat, Sept. 26, 2009 Mon, Oct. 19, 2009 Fri, Oct. 16, 2009 3 20
Sat, Dec. 5, 2009 Mon, Jan. 4, 2010 Mon, Dec. 28, 2009 7 23
     
Sat, Feb. 6, 2010 Mon, March 1, 2010 Sat, Feb. 27, 2010 2 21
Mon, June 7, 2010 Mon, June 28, 2010 Fri, June 25, 2010 3 18
Sat, Oct. 9, 2010 Mon, Nov. 1, 2010 Sat, Oct. 30, 2010 2 21
Sat, Dec. 11, 2010 Mon, Jan. 10, 2011 Thurs, Jan. 6, 2011 4 26
     
Sat, Feb. 12, 2011 Sun, March 7, 2011 Fri., March 4, 2011 3 20
Mon, June 6, 2011 Wed, June 29, 2011 Mon, June 27, 2011 2 21
Sat, Oct. 1, 2011 Wed, Oct. 26, 2011 Mon, Oct. 24, 2011 2 23
Sat, Dec. 3, 2011 Fri, Jan. 6, 2012 Wed, Jan. 4, 2012 2 32
     
Sat, Feb. 11, 2012 Wed, March 7, 2012 Tues, March 6, 2012 1 24
Mon, June 11, 2012 Fri, July 6, 2012 Mon, July 2, 2012 4 21
Sat, Oct. 6, 2012  Wed, Oct. 31, 2012 Thurs, Nov. 1, 20121 1 day late due to storm 26
Sat, Dec. 1, 2012 Fri, Jan. 4, 2013 Wed, Jan. 2, 2013 2 32
     
Sat, Feb. 9, 2013 Wed, March 6, 2013 Wed, March 6, 2013 0 25
Mon, June 10, 2013 Fri, July 5, 2013 Mon, July 1, 2013 4 21
Sat, Oct. 5, 2013 Wed, Oct. 30, 2013 Mon, Oct. 28, 2013 2 23
Sat, Dec. 7, 2013 Mon, Jan. 6, 2014 Thurs, Jan. 2, 2014 4 26
     
Sat, Feb. 8, 2014 Wed, March 5, 2014 Sun, March 2, 2014 3 22
Mon, June 9, 2014 Mon, July 7, 2014 Tues, July 1, 2014 6 22
Sat, Sept. 27, 2014 Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 Mon, Oct. 20, 2014 2 23
Sat, Dec. 6, 2014 Mon, Jan. 5, 2015 Thurs, Jan. 1, 2015 4 27
     
Sat, Feb. 7, 2015 Tues, March 3, 2015 Mon, March 2, 2015 1 23
Mon, June 8, 2015 Tues, July 7, 2015 Wed, July 1, 2015 6 23
Sat, Oct. 3, 2015 Wed, Oct. 28, 2015 Thurs, Oct. 22, 2015 6 19
Sat, Dec. 5, 2015 Tues, Jan. 5, 2016 Mon, Jan. 4, 20162 1 30
     
Sat, Feb. 6, 2016 Thurs, March 3, 2016 Mon, Feb. 29, 2016 3 23
Mon, June 6, 2016 Thurs, June 30, 2016 Tues, June 28, 2016  2  22
Sat, Sept. 24, 2016 Thurs, Oct. 20, 2016  Wed., Oct. 19, 2016  1  25
Sat, Dec. 3, 2016 Wed, Jan. 4, 2017  Tues., Jan. 3, 2017 1  31
     
Sat, Feb. 4, 2017 Thurs, March 2, 2017 Not Yet Released    

 

  1.  LSAC was closed for 3 days due to Hurricane Sandy
  2. Tests from UCSB were lost for this administration.

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