In the past, if students wanted to take the LSAT more than three times in two years (which was against LSAC policies), they could always get a law school to ask LSAC for one more test date. LSAC would often approve this request, and the student was free to take the LSAT, even if they had exhausted the “official” number of times they could take the test.
Students can no longer do that.
As per LSAC:
We have a change in the policy related to applicants who wish to take the LSAT more than three times in two years. Applicants may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if the applicant cancels their score or if the score is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel the applicant’s registration, rescind their admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy. Previously, candidates could request a waiver of this policy from law schools. That no longer will be possible. Instead, in exceptional circumstances only, candidates can ask LSAC directly for a waiver of this policy.
If you would like to request an exception to this rule, you can do so by submitting a signed, detailed explanation addressing the circumstances that you feel make you eligible to retake the LSAT, and specifying the date that you wish to take the test. Your request must be in writing, submitted either via email ([email protected]) or fax (215.968.1277). As with accommodated testing requests, LSAC recommends that you submit your request well in advance of the date you wish to take the test on, in order to give them time to evaluate your request and render a decision. And, of course, LSAC’s decisions are final.
More information about the limitations on test taking is available on the LSAC website.