What can I bring to the LSAT? What can I put in my LSAT ziplock bag?

The day before you take the LSAT, you should prepare a clear, Gallon-sized ziplock bag with all of the items that you will be bringing into the testing center.

You don’t want to have to worry about running around on the morning of the exam collecting everything, so spend some time the night before the LSAT preparing this bag.

Inside your Gallon Ziplock, which must be not so full that you can’t seal it, you should have the following items:

  1. Your Admissions Ticket – Double-check the ticket for any errors and to make sure your image is compliant with the new rules (http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test/photo-requirements). Make sure that the information on your ticket matches the information on your ID. I’ve heard stories about people being turned away because they used a nickname (e.g., “Josh”) rather than their full, legal name (e.g., “Joshua). You just need the first page.
  2. A Current, Valid Government-Issued ID – Double-check and make sure that your ID is not expired! The ID must also contain your signature. Acceptable common forms of ID include, but are not limited to:
    • Passport book
    • Passport card
    • Driver’s license
    • State or province-issued ID card
    • US military ID card (Common Access Card, or CAC)
    • US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
    • National ID card
    • Consular ID card
    • Canadian healthcare benefit card
  3. Your LSAT Analog Wristwatch
  4. 5-10 Wooden pencils – (NOT mechanical). Number 2 or HB. I liked to pick up a fresh, new pencil for each section of the exam.
  5. A highlighter – I personally did not use a highlighter, but brought one anyway… just in case. However, if you didn’t use a highlighter during your preptests, don’t try anything new on exam day.
  6. A Pencil Sharpener – Bring enough pencils so that you don’t need to spend time sharpening, but its still a good idea to have the sharpener on hand just in case.
  7. Wallet – Bring your wallet with credit cards, your ID, and a few bucks for a drink or snack during your break.
  8. Keys – Be sure to put your keys in the plastic bag the night before the LSAT. You don’t want to have to frantically search for them in the morning.
  9. Tissues – For the inevitable tears of joy/sorrow.
  10. Medical/Hygine products – Prescription medications, etc.
  11. A 20oz. (Max) Bottled Beverage or Boxed Beverage – No cans allowed.
  12. A Snack – I recommend something such as a granola bar, nuts or trail mix for a good boost of energy to help you after the break. Fig Newtons (the little lunch sized packet) were what I used.

Also, be sure to wear layered clothing to the exam so that you can adjust and be comfortable no matter what the room temperature.

Prohibited Items:

Don’t bring your cell phone or any other electronic devices (fitbit/apple watch/digital watch) into the testing center. Leave your phone in your car.

Other prohibited items, from the LSAC website:

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You may not bring into the testing center any of the following:

  • 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, slide rules, compasses
  • mechanical pencils
  • briefcases, handbags, backpacks
  • earplugs
  • hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
  • weapons or firearms

Source: http://www.lsac.org/jd/LSAT/day-of-test.asp

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