The Millersville Test Center will tentatively be an open test site for the LSAT administration on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The reporting location for this test date is Stayer 111. Walk-in registration is not permitted.
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all law schools that are members of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The LSAT is administered nationally four times a year (June, October, December, and February) in accordance with LSAC testing dates.
The LSAT helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of acquired verbal reading and reasoning skill not afforded by grade-point averages alone. Prospective law students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, ethnic groups, and cultures. Diversity of experience among applicants, both personal and academic, serves to enrich the law school applicant pool and, ultimately, the legal profession. The LSAT is not, of course, the sole factor law schools use to make their admissions decisions. But it is the only common yardstick by which the ability of all prospective law students can be measured fairly.
The LSAT is designed to measure some of the thinking skills considered essential for success in law school. These include: the ability to read and comprehend complex texts with accuracy and insight; organize and manage information and draw reasonable inferences from it; reason critically; and analyze and evaluate the reasoning and arguments of others. The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions and one 30-minute writing sample. Only four of the five sections are scored. The fifth section is used to pretest new test items or to equate new test forms. Law Services does not score the writing sample, however, copies of the sample are sent to all law schools to which a candidate applies.
The LSAT is scored on a scale from 120 to 180, with 180 being the highest possible score. Most law schools in the United States and Canada use LSAT results as part of their admission assessments. All LSAC-member law schools require the LSAT.
For more information on the LSAT or a copy of the LSAT & LSDAS Information Booklet, click here.
Administrative Office Location
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
Test Center, Lyle Hall
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone (717) 872-3710
Fax (717) 872-3453