Applying to Law School
Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Reports
After you send your application and other materials to Credential Assembly Service-requiring law schools, the schools will contact us directly to request your law school report. When your CAS file is complete and without financial holds, your report will be sent.
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) creates your law school report by combining:
- an academic summary report;
- LSAT score(s) and writing sample(s);
- all undergraduate, graduate, and law/professional school transcripts;
- letters of recommendation/evaluations, if applicable; and
- other relevant information, such as prior matriculation.
Ordering Law School Reports
You will need to purchase a law school report for each law school to which you are applying. You will purchase the report when you submit your application to the school. The law school will request the report from LSAC.
NOTE: We are unable to send law school reports at your request.
Reports can also be ordered by calling 215.968.1001. The cost is $16 per report, so be sure to have your credit card information available when ordering by phone. You will need to pay for a report for each law school application, even if you reapply to a law school in a subsequent admission year.
Updated Law School Reports
If you have a current LSAC Credential Assembly Service file, LSAC will routinely send report updates to law schools to which you have applied at no additional charge
- whenever you repeat the LSAT within the same admission year;
- when LSAC receives an updated transcript within the same admission year;
- when an error in a transcript or its summarization is reported and corrected within the same admission year. A revised official transcript clearly marked as “corrected copy” is necessary to correct transcript errors; and
- when LSAC receives an additional letter of recommendation/evaluation within the same admission year up to the limit set by the law school. (Each law school can specify at what point in its admission process it will receive letters/evaluations. Therefore, if you apply to multiple schools, some may receive your letters/evaluations sooner than others.)
Some law schools use a formula to combine LSAT score and UGPA into a single index number. A list of mathematical formulas enabling you to calculate your admission index for each law school to which you apply is available in your LSAC.org account. Note that not all law schools use index formulas, and those that do use them do not necessarily use them in the same way.