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It’s an Important Weekend for June LSAT Deadlines

Afraid of commitment? The next few days may tie your stomach in knots.

Deadlines for the June LSAT abound. This weekend is your last chance to get on or off the list (without losing your entire fee) for the LSAT administration coming up on June 11.

Today, May 18, is the late registration deadline for the June LSAT. If you’re planning to take the June LSAT but for some reason you have yet to register, stop reading this right now, visit the LSAC website and register for the LSAT. It’ll cost you an extra $69 on top of the usual fee of $160, but if you’ve been preparing for the June LSAT that fee is well worth it.

If you’ve already registered for the June LSAT, there are deadlines this weekend for you, too. Don’t like where you’re taking the test? You can change your test center for $35; the receipt deadline is today by mail, phone or fax or this Sunday if you do it online. Have cold feet? The deadline to change your test date for $80 is the same — today by old-fashioned means (no word on whether LSAC accepts carrier pigeon deliveries) or Sunday online. If you’ve decided that the LSAT is entirely not for you, today is the last day to get a measly $49 partial refund on your June LSAT registration.

If you’re having doubts about the June LSAT and considering pushing back the LSAT test date, ask yourself: Is it because I don’t feel ready to take the LSAT now, or because I know there’s no way I’ll be ready to take the LSAT in June? If you’ve been putting in the work and making progress but you don’t feel ready yet, don’t give up hope; that’s what the next few weeks are for. If, for example, you feel good about the material but not about your pacing, that’s perfectly normal at this point. You have time to work on getting faster. Don’t give up now. If you end up not being ready in June, you can withdraw up until the day before the LSAT. The only difference is that after this weekend, re-registering will cost the full $160 fee instead of an $80 change fee. Compared to the cost of law school, that extra $80 is just pennies. If there’s a chance you’ll be ready for the June LSAT, stick with it.

On the other hand, if you know there’s no chance you’ll be ready for the June LSAT, go ahead and change your LSAT test date now. If you’ve barely cracked open your books, there isn’t much LSAT prep you can do in the three weeks or so you have left until the June LSAT. Change your LSAT test date to the October LSAT and make sure to start putting some real time into your LSAT prep this summer.

For good measure, here’s the complete list of June 2012 LSAT deadlines.