Which law schools accept February LSAT scores?


    With the February LSAT and many law school application deadlines right around the clawschoolacceptance-300x203.jpgorner, it's worthwhile to know which schools accept the results of the February LSAT, which don't, and which ones accept it but wish you'd taken an earlier one.  Below is a list of the law schools with application deadlines from January to March, along with their take on February LSAT scores. 

    Schools are separated into four categories:

    1. Schools that accept February LSAT scores
    2. Schools that accept February LSAT scores but strongly suggest taking an earlier LSAT
    3. Schools that don't accept February LSAT scores
    4. Schools that don't specify a preference regarding February LSAT scores

    Keep the following in mind as you use this list:

    • If a school is listed as not accepting February LSAT scores, this doesn't imply that they do not accept any February LSAT scores. If, for example, you took the February LSAT in 2009 and are applying in 2010, the school would have no problem accepting this score. "February LSAT," as used in this list, is defined as the February LSAT taken in the same year for which the applicant is seeking admission.
    • For schools that do not specify a preference, many times they have application deadlines that fall before the score release dates of the February LSAT. If this is the case, make sure to contact these schools to ensure that you can submit the rest of your application by the deadline and your LSAT score once the scores are ready.
    • In all cases, it is always a wise choice to take the LSAT in June or October of the year prior to which you are seeking admission. This will allow you to retake the LSAT in either October or December if you feel the need to increase your score, and it will also allow you to submit your application by the middle of the admissions cycle, which will have a beneficial effect on your chances within the rolling admissions process.


    Schools that accept February LSAT scores

    • American University
    • Arizona State University
    • Boston University
    • Brooklyn Law School
    • College of William and Mary
    • George Washington
    • New England School of Law
    • North Carolina Central University
    • Ohio State University
    • Pace University
    • Rutgers University, Newark
    • Santa Clara University
    • St. Mary's University
    • Stetson University
    • Suffolk University
    • Temple University
    • SUNY Buffalo
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Montana
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • University of Wyoming
    • University of the District of Columbia
    • University of the Pacific
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Villanova University
    • Wayne State University
    • Western New England College
    • Whittier College
    • Yale University

    Schools that accept February LSAT scores, but strongly recommend that you take an earlier one

    These schools accept February scores but suggest earlier LSATs because seats may no longer be available in the incoming class by the time the applicant's file is complete, competition for seats (if available) will be fierce and will drastically diminish the applicant's chances, and/or scores become available too late for applicants to be considered for financial aid, scholarships, or Early Decision or Notification.


    • Albany University
    • Baylor University
    • Boston College
    • Catholic University
    • Charleston School of Law
    • Cornell University
    • CUNY (Queen's College)
    • DePaul University
    • Duke University
    • Emory University
    • Georgetown University
    • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Lewis & Clark College
    • Loyola Marymount University
    • Loyola University Chicago
    • Northeastern University
    • Northwestern University
    • Pepperdine University
    • Roger Williams University
    • Texas Tech University
    • University of Akron
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Arizona
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Hastings
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of Chicago
    • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • University of Florida
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Houston
    • University of Idaho
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Maine
    • University of Memphis
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • University of Mississippi
    • University of Missouri, Kansas City
    • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Richmond
    • University of San Francisco
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of South Dakota
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Utah
    • University of Virginia
    • University of Washington
    • Wake Forest University
    • Washington and Lee University
    • Willamette University

    Schools that do not accept February LSAT scores

    • Columbia University
    • Harvard University
    • New York University
    • Stanford University
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of Texas, Austin
    • Indiana University, Indianapolis

    Schools that do not specify a preference regarding February LSAT scores

    Although these schools do not specify a preference outright, many of them specifically state that their applications must be complete by a certain date (a complete application, by default, includes an LSAT score). Make sure to contact each school to obtain their stand on submitting the rest of your application materials prior to your LSAT score. 

    • Brigham Young University
    • Fordham University
    • Georgia State University
    • Howard University
    • Indiana University, Bloomington
    • John Marshall Law School
    • Louisiana State University
    • Loyola University, New Orleans
    • Mercer University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Rutgers University, Camden
    • Seattle University
    • South Texas College of Law
    • Southern Illinois University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Southern University
    • Texas Wesleyan University
    • Tulane University
    • University of Baltimore
    • University of Denver
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Missouri
    • University of San Diego
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • University of Tulsa
    • Vermont University
    • Washington University in St. Louis
    • West Virginia University


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    As with anything else, make sure to check this information against the information provided with the schools themselves. Although every effort is made to ensure that all information is accurate, things can change; getting the skinny straight from the horse's mouth is always the best way to go.


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