LSAC Releases October LSAT Scores

UPDATE: The LSAT score conversion chart for the October LSAT is at the bottom of the post.

UPDATE: Multiple reports indicate the curve for the October LSAT was -10 for a 170 and -25 for a 160.

UPDATE: At 5 p.m. EST, LSAC began releasing the first batch of October LSAT scores. It should take several hours for LSAC to release all scores.

LSAC is back.

After being shut down for three days due to Hurricane Sandy, LSAC was unable to send out October LSAT scores by its estimated release date of October 31. In fact, LSAC’s Pennsylvania headquarters were running on generator power as of yesterday. LSAC estimated that scores would probably be out by Thursday, or Friday at the latest.

Then just moments ago, LSAC tweeted this:


When is “later this afternoon” exactly? Who knows? The good news is, you’re getting your October LSAT score today.

Of course, it will take several hours for all the October LSAT scores to be released. LSAC will send them out in random batches. Because this is such a rare situation, don’t be surprised if there are some hiccups in delivering October LSAT scores. There’s a chance it could take LSAC longer to release them this round.

Either way, I’ll be updating this post throughout the day. Also, Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor Colin Elzie will write up his reaction to the October LSAT as soon as he gets his hands on a copy of the exam (as well as his LSAT score), so look out for that.

If you get your October LSAT score, let us know how it went in the comments.


100 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    Hallelujah! Can’t wait.

  2. Kathlena says:

    So excited… but anxious :)

  3. Shaina says:

    how much longer?! anticipation is killing me.

  4. Rachel says:

    I called LSAC earlier and they said they will start releasing scores at 5pm ET.

  5. Lynn says:

    Hurry up 5pm ET!

  6. Ashton says:

    OMG, I cannot be more anxious than I am right now.

  7. Tara says:

    This is annoying!!!

  8. Bill says:

    so this may be a dumb question, but for us LSAT first time score viewers, is there a typical range of time from when the first score is released to the last?

    As an example, every score will have been released typically 6 hours after the first.

    Or is it totally variable? I am just wondering if there is the possibility of me waiting up until 11:59pm for this thing.

    • Hank says:

      Yes, it usually takes several hours throughout the day to release scores. Six hours is not out of the realm. It’s hard to say this time around, though, because of the situation LSAC is in. It could take longer than usual.

  9. Valerie says:

    Rachel, I love you.

  10. Jen says:

    I called as well and they said they have already started releasing scores and everyone should have their score by 7pm tonight. Wooo

  11. Robin says:

    Thanks guys!!

  12. Natalia says:

    the longest wait of my life.

  13. Heather says:

    Does anyone actually have their scores yet?

  14. Taylor says:

    I thought someone said that they called and they already started sending them out and everyone will have them by 7. Is that not true?

  15. Joshua says:

    Anyone else’s head explode yet?

  16. Taylor says:

    I just called and they haven’t sent scores yet

  17. Britt says:

    I called and they said they would be coming out soon, but they couldn’t say an exact time

  18. Sam says:

    Not true i got my score at 4:45 pm est

  19. Matt says:

    UNBELIEVABLY agonizing wait..

  20. Taryn says:

    My score date just changed to today. That’s gotta be a good sign right??

  21. sam says:

    yah my friend and I just got our score the scores are out and like I said before 5 pm est

    • Rebecca says:

      You and your friend both happened to be in the same batch?? Sure

      • Sam says:

        Yup sabbath observer date so no curve folks sorry just score trust me I hate it more wish I could see the sectional breakdown
        Right out you hater becca

      • Lawbooks says:

        Actually, if they are grouping the batches by location or testing center, then yes, two friends could receive their scores in the same release batch. All they said was random batches, not random ID’s.

  22. Heather says:

    mine did too…..seems like the best sign I’ve gotten from them yet?

  23. jess says:

    What’s the scale?

  24. Kim says:

    This thread is actually becoming comical. I’m on the same boat as everyone, no score yet and my heart’s beating 9000x/minute. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  25. alex says:

    do they just email you the score?? or do you have to check the LSAC website?

  26. Nick says:

    What’s the curve

  27. Eric says:

    Can someone who has received their score PLEASE tell us what the scale is?

  28. Caitlin says:

    What’s the curve?

  29. Chris Daniels says:

    People who got their scores are saying its a 12 point curve. (Via Twitter)

  30. Laura says:

    curve is – 10 per multiple users on other forums

  31. Allison says:

    My friend just got his..

  32. Jordyn says:

    No score yet. I think my heart may explode.

  33. Samantha says:

    It’s -10.. Just got my score.

  34. Eric says:

    -10 is NOT what I wanted to hear :-/

  35. Tiffany says:

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but -10? What does that mean

  36. erik says:

    just got mine…no b.s.

  37. Susie says:

    I found this on top law schools website that has the scoring scale

  38. Bill says:

    curious as to 165 and 160 curve. I would guess -17 and -24/25 respectively.

  39. Rebecca says:

    What is the time dealy between batches?

  40. Britt says:

    Not good

  41. Cara says:

    I’ve heard that sometimes scores are released during more than one day. Do you think that will happen for this set of scores or not considering they are already a day late?

  42. Victor says:

    160 is -25.

  43. Eva says:

    I just got my score back. I got a 171, which I know is a good score, but I’m honestly a little heartbroken because I expected to be in the 99th percentile. I got every single logical reasoning question, but I choked during the games and had to guess on 8 (!) questions. I began studying untimed when I should have been timing myself from the beginning–time on the games section is my weak area, although my accuracy is good.

    I studied by myself, no classes, no internet forums or anything, but now I really need advice and don’t know where to turn. Should I retake the LSAT in December? Is a month (realistically doing 4-5 games a night for practice) enough time to speed up my games performance? Has anyone brought their per game time down significantly? What did you do and how long did it take?

    • ck says:

      171 is really good! You should be proud, I wouldn’t retake if I were you, you can deff. go to a top school with that, congrats!

  44. Sarah says:

    How many “batches” do they typically release LSAT scores? Is there any order they send them out in (last name, test location, region, etc.)?

  45. Ricky says:


  46. Daryl says:

    LSP has the scale from 150 to 180

  47. Dara says:

    Just got my LSAT score. Curve is indeed -10 for 170, -15 for 166, -5 for 176 and -20 for 163

  48. Wes says:

    Scored horribly

  49. Elise says:

    This wait is agonizing.

  50. matt says:

    Why do they drag out the release so much, i.e. the batches? I am having a hard time understanding why they can’t just all be released at once.

  51. Elise says:

    It’s 7:03 and I have no score?!

  52. M says:

    I got a 171, which is 98 percentile this year- Is that still good enough to safely expect to get into a top 5 school (with a very high GPA), or does being in the 99% make the difference?

  53. Emily says:

    Do they release them by testing center location? Or individual scores being released all randomly?

    STILL waiting… 7:22…

  54. sam says:

    still waiting

  55. Drew says:

    How can you tell what questions you missed?

  56. Jay says:

    I see that LSP has the raw score–>scaled score conversion, but does anyone know a website where a percentile conversion chart is located for this year?

  57. Rachel says:

    I am waiting as also and am driving my husband nuts checking email and website quite often

  58. matt says:


    I was consistently getting 166-68 on my practice exams but I just got my score back: 161

    Not sure what happened

  59. Drew says:

    Anybody have the answer sheet for the 2 RC LSAT? Mine is blank

  60. Matt says:

    Ok how many hours are “several hours”? Is there any possibility that my score won’t be released until like midnight? I’m trying to decide if I should just go out and check my score tomorrow.

  61. Ryan M says:

    Whoo!! 157. Not good for some, but I didn’t study, just did the 2007 lsat as a practice test and took it. Got a 154 on my only practice test. lol

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