When Will June 2016 LSAT Scores Be Released? Our Prediction!

LSAT Prep

How long will you have to wait to get your LSAT score?June 2016 LSAT takers have one burning question in mind: When exactly will my score be released?

Per LSAC, June 2016 LSAT scores are slated to be released on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. However, past LSAC score-release trends indicate that scores are almost always released earlier than the official date (except when weather conditions have interfered with the original test dates, as was the case with the February 2013 LSAT...although with June tests this is hardly a concern). So, even though you still have to wait to get your score, you probably won't have to wait until the score-release date designated by LSAC. 

So when will you have it?

We predict that June 2016 LSAT scores will come out three days early, on Monday, June 27th, 2016*.

Again, this is merely a prediction, but a 2-4 day early release is common for June LSAT scores, and historically it's been as premature as six days**, so it seems likely you'll have yours right around the time we suspect. 

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. Even though trends indicate that scores have traditionally been released before “score release” date stated by LSAC, there’s no guarantee they’ll do it again. All signs point to yes, but don’t bank on the fact that you’ll get yours earlier.
  2. Scores are released in batches over hours and sometimes days. So, your friend might get their score hours before you do. Don’t panic; you’ll still get it. You might just be in a later batch.
  3. Scores are not released in any sort of order (geographically, by test score, alphabetically by last or first name, etc.). So release "patterns" do not exist in any meaningful sense!
  4. If you have an LSAC.org online account, you will get your score via email/online by the score release date. If you registered via snail-mail and/or do not have an LSAC.org account, you will get your scores mailed to you, which can take an additional 5-7 business days.
  5. LSAC cannot tell you your score over the phone, no matter how much you beg. Calling and asking for it won’t yield results, so don't bother.
 
Good luck to all and feel free to post any questions/comments below!
 
*Note that a release on either Saturday, June 25th or Tuesday, June 28th are also probable scenarios, with the odds (in my opinion) only slightly lower than those for a Monday, 6/27 release. Between those days I'd say it's a 20%/45%/35% split for Saturday/Monday/Tuesday. However for the sake of all anxiously waiting I hope even my prediction is belated and scores are released earlier, perhaps even on Friday, 6/24! A six-day-early release is far from unheard of, after all (although see below).
 
**The recent six-days-early release pattern was likely done, at least in large part, to avoid the July 4th holiday. You'll note that June 2014 and June 2015 LSATs were both scheduled for release on 7/7, so an unusually premature actual release got scores to people well in advance of holiday chaos. For the June 2016 LSAT, with a scheduled release on 6/30, that's no longer an issue and thus 5+ days early seems far less likely. 
 
Edit 6/25: A lot of people are still asking about the differences in the past two years and this year when it comes to early releases. To me the most analogous recent year is 2011, where the official date was in late June rather than a week into July (as it was in 2014 and 2015). In 2011 the test came out two days before the official date of June 29th. With an official release this year of 6/30 getting scores 2-3 days in advance seems most probable.
 
Photo "the hour" courtesy of bigbirdz.