LSAT/GRE Policy – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

LSAT/GRE Policy

All applicants for admission to the J.D. Program are required to take either the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) unless they qualify for the LSAT Exemption.

If you would like the Committee to consider a future score before rendering a decision, you should contact our Admissions Team at admissions@law.byu.edu to request the Committee hold your application until the new score is available.

 

LSAT FAQs
  1. How should I prepare for the LSAT?
    The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has free resources to help students prepare for the LSAT. Students may also purchase an LSAT prep course from a variety of vendors including BYU.
  2. Must I register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS)?
    Yes. All ABA-accredited law schools will require you to register with CAS. 
  3. What is the minimum score I must get to be eligible for admission?
    BYU Law does not use numerical cutoffs in admissions decisions. 
  4. How will multiple scores be evaluated?

    BYU Law only considers the highest score that is still valid. 

 

GRE FAQs
  1. Will I be required to submit a CAS report if I only take the GRE?
    Yes. A CAS report is required from all applicants regardless of whether they take the GRE, the LSAT, or both. 
  2. How will BYU Law evaluate GRE scores?
    BYU Law will average your “Percent Below” values from both your Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, and compare that average to our median LSAT score percentile.  For example, the current BYU Law LSAT median is a 164, which is about the 90th percentile of all LSAT takers.  Therefore, to be competitive, you should obtain an average GRE score in the 90th percentile.
  3. How will BYU Law evaluate applications that include both a GRE score and an LSAT score?
    If you submit a GRE and an LSAT score, we will consider both scores, but will give greater weight to your LSAT score. 
  4. How should I submit my GRE scores to BYU Law?
    We will only accept official GRE score reports from ETS.  Please indicate “BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School” as a
    recipient of your test scores.  For more information on submitting official score reports, please visit the ETS website.
  5. What is BYU Law’s GRE school code?
    Our school code is 2640.
  6. If I take both the GRE and the LSAT, am I required to submit my GRE scores to BYU Law?
    No, you are not required to submit your GRE score and we will not see that score unless you send it to us. 
  7. If I take both the GRE and the LSAT, will my LSAT scores be sent to BYU Law?
    Yes.  Because a CAS report is required of all applicants, BYU Law will automatically receive all valid LSAT scores.
  8. If I submit a GRE score only, will my application be evaluated the same way as someone who submitted an LSAT score only?
    Yes. The Admissions Committee has no preference for the LSAT or the GRE, and will accept either test score.  We consider all applications holistically and will evaluate applications similarly regardless of test type.
  9. Does it help my chances of admission if I submit both an LSAT and a GRE score?
    No. You should prepare for and take the test that you feel is most indicative of your academic ability.
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