Not to be alarmist, because we are not in the business of inducing panic, but I would like to direct your attention to the situation currently arising with LSAT test centers in New York:
Mother****ers are filling up. Fast.
In fact, if one were to use a word to describe them, if one really wanted to hit the nail on its head, as it were, one might use the word “full”.
This obviously presents a bevy of problems for the average test-taker in Manhattan (i.e. you) but you do have a couple of options.
Option numero uno: Jump on the LSAC waitlist. Give LSAC a call, because their website is lacking in functionality (it sucks, and right now there is no mention of a waitlist on there) and tell them your situation. The word we’ve gotten is they are going to construct a waitlist for the test centers, in the very likely event that they add more test centers in the Manhattan/New York area.
Option numero dos: Take the LSAT miles upon miles from your home. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a good road trip, we heard there was a test center in New Brunswick that is still open. If you think it might be best to distance yourself from the distraction of every day life, this might be a good option for you.
Option numero tres: Be completely insane. Anecdotally, we already have reports of New Yorkers who just constantly refreshed the LSAC page until test centers opened up (as people cancelled or moved their locations). This is a definite option for all obsessives.
I should let you know that the situation is not as dire as it initially appears. Ever since LSAC pushed the deadline for canceling the LSAT to three weeks before the test, there have been a lot of cancellations in that period about a month before the test. So, get on the waitlist, and also keep your eye out for early May for signing up.
This is a situation that was destined to arise now that literally everyone graduating with a liberal arts degree from a university is taking the LSAT, but it is still lamentable. What we recommend is that everyone sign up as early as possible. If you’re in California, sign up now. If you’re in Montana, sign up now. If you’re in Japan, sign up now. More people are taking the test than ever before, and it’s an open question whether LSAC currently has the infrastructure to deal with it.
But still, Don’t Panic.