What are the LSAT/GRE Policies?

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 have applied and would like the Admissions Committee to consider a future test 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 FAQ

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.

Yes. All ABA-accredited law schools will require you to register with CAS.

BYU Law does not use numerical cutoffs in admissions decisions.

In most cases, BYU Law will give the greater weight to the highest score that is still valid.

GRE FAQ

Yes. A CAS report is required from all applicants regardless of whether they take the GRE, the LSAT, or both.

BYU Law will average your “Percent Below” values from your Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections, and compare that average to our median LSAT score percentile.  For example, the current BYU Law LSAT median is a 167, which is about the 94th percentile of all LSAT takers.  Therefore, to be competitive with the LSAT median,  the average of your GRE section scores should be in the 94th percentile.

If you submit a GRE and an LSAT score, we will consider both scores, but will give greater weight to your LSAT score.

We will only accept official GRE score reports from the Education Testing Service (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.

Our school code is 2640.

No, you are not required to submit your GRE score and we will not see that score unless you send it to us.

Yes.  Because a CAS report is required of all applicants, BYU Law will automatically receive all valid LSAT scores.

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.

No. You should prepare for and take the test that you feel is most indicative of your academic ability.