Since we’re seeing a lot of LSAT Writing results that are delayed right now, I talked to LSAC yesterday about the status on the processing. Here’s the story on what’s happening:
If you’ve taken the LSAT Writing already, and are still waiting on your results, you are likely in a queue to have your session reviewed. This largely isn’t a big deal, but if they see any problem—ID issue, wearing a smartwatch, phone on your desk, backpack in the room, didn’t show both sides of scratch paper, etc—they go back in and manually review the session. This takes time, and is the source of the delay that’s occurring right now. Many of those issues get cleared, although some won’t (ID, smartwatch, and smartphone are big problems). So, if you are waiting, at this point you have no choice but to wait it out while they look over your session.
As of yesterday, there were more than 9,000 August test takers who still needed to complete their LSAT Writing, so if you don't have a result on record, you should plan to take yours as soon as possible, and follow the rules to the letter.
If you haven’t taken the LSAT Writing yet, this is how it works:
1. If you go through your session without any violations, your results will be posted relatively quickly.
2. If you miss a guideline and create a violation, then your session goes to the end of the long review queue, and your results will be delayed. LSAC expects to process all the ones in the queue right now, but new Writing results that have violations will be cutting it extremely close as far as making the September 18th score release date.
LSAC has added staff to review the crush of Writing results, but if you haven’t done yours yet, do it soon.
We’ll talk about this in our next PowerScore LSAT podcast, so more on this on Monday or Tuesday probably!
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