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December LSAT Test Day: Do You Know What to Bring?

The December LSAT is two days away. You’ve come a long way to get this far, but there are few more things you need to know for Saturday.

What You Need to Bring on December LSAT Test Day

To get into your December LSAT test center you will need to bring the following items:

• December LSAT admission ticket with passport-style photo attached
• Photo identification
• One gallon clear plastic Ziploc bag

LSAC recommends that you wait until the night before the LSAT to print out your admissions ticket, since they may make some last-minute changes. But you should definitely get your passport-style photo as soon as possible. If you’re not sure that LSAC will accept your photo ID, then you need to have a look at this list of acceptable common forms of ID. Finally, you need to make sure that the information on your admissions ticket is consistent with the information on your photo ID. If it’s not, then you need to get in touch with LSAC to make biographical data changes.

Everything you bring to the December LSAT, minus clothes, goes into the plastic Ziploc bag.

What You Should Bring on December LSAT Test Day

To have a chance at doing well on the December LSAT you should bring the following:

• Analog wrist watch
• Pencils
• Eraser
• Sharpener
• Snack
• Water bottle

You should have been practicing with most of these items already, so don’t forget to bring them to the actual LSAT.

What You CANNOT Bring on December LSAT Test Day

Here’s a list of the items you’re not allowed to bring into your December LSAT test center:

• Electronic timers of any kind
• Digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches
• Cell phones, pay phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
• Personal computers
• Calculators
• Photographic or recording devices
• Listening devices
• Headsets, iPods, or other media players
• Books, dictionaries, papers of any kind
• Rulers
• Mechanical pencils
• Ink pens
• Briefcases, handbags, backpacks of any kind
• Earplugs
• Hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
• Weapons or firearms

You absolutely cannot bring in any electronic watch or timer. If it beeps, or it has a digital display, then it’s the wrong kind of watch.

If you’re planning on bringing your comfy hoody to the December LSAT, don’t. Bring a jacket instead. Make sure you empty your pockets of anything even remotely paper-like. Paper bus ticket? Toss it. Receipt from your breakfast? Toss it. LSAC proctors can be extremely strict. They may look like college students, but underneath they’re more like TSA agents.

Final Advice for December LSAT Test Day

If you adhere to the above advice you should get into your December LSAT test center smoothly. However, there a few things you need to keep in mind during the LSAT itself.
First, in between sections, DO NOT touch your pencil. Innocently playing with your pencil after time is called could get you written up and your December LSAT score tossed out.
Second, if any unexpected problems show up, like the person next to you is coughing up a lung, or your proctor calls time five minutes early, you need to do your best to carry on. In such an event, the most you can expect from LSAC is that you’ll get to take the February LSAT for free. Of course, this isn’t any consolation since it’ll mean that you will (probably) have to apply in the next cycle.

Don’t forget to check back in with the LSAT blog Saturday and Sunday for a 2013 December LSAT Instant Recap.

And good luck this Saturday!