LSAC has just announced that the November 2020 exam will be an LSAT-Flex, confirming our suspicions that the remainder of this year’s tests will be taken from home. They have also pushed the date of the first November tests up a week, from November 14th to November 7th.
Along with the earlier start date, the November registration deadline is now a week earlier, as well: you must sign up by September 23rd if you want to test in November. The option to select your test day and time should go live on/around October 24th (two weeks prior to the first day of testing). The planned test days are Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the majority of exams.
November 2020 Test Details
In terms of specifics, the November Flex will closely resemble this October:
- Score preview will be available for a fee for first-time test takers
- A Writing Sample on record is required for score release (to student and schools)
- The test will count towards the annual/lifetime LSAT repeat limit
- November will be another nondisclosed exam
- Scores are set for release on 11/24 (roughly two weeks from the final testing day)
Finally, credit to LSAC for making the right decision on November, and for announcing it well in advance so there’s as little confusion and anxiety as possible. We know not everyone prefers the Flex format, but there’s no denying this was the safest possible outcome, and with over two months’ notice at least there’s plenty of time to get yourself ready. Here’s hoping we get an update on January and February months ahead of time, too!
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I have a question. When do students select the day and time they want to take the flex?
Addison Davis M.P.A.
Dave Killoran says
They usually open that up about two weeks before the actual test itself!
Let me preface my question by stating that the resources this company has provided for me, and oftentimes at no expense, during my self-studying experience has been so helpful, so many thanks to you all.
I’m currently registered to take the November FLEX and I’m close to completing the 16-week printable study schedule with the Bibles. This week the schedule makes note of the optional choice to take two 6-section timed LSATs. Now that LSAC has announced the November test will be a FLEX, how many sections would you recommend me (and others) take when doing these timed practice tests? Thanks for the response in advance!
Dave Killoran says
Thanks for the message, and I’m glad we could help you out so far 🙂 I’d move those down to 4 sections instead of 6. That’s still one section more than what you see on the Flex, and given the relative shortness of the Flex, stamina is less of an issue than with the “regular” LSAT 🙂