What to Know About LSAT Cancellations, Withdrawals and Absences

"THE LSAT IS PROBABLY the most stressful exam you’ll ever take; a bad grade on a college exam can be hidden among dozens of other great ones over years of matriculation and the Bar exam – while certainly demanding and requiring many hours of study – can be repeated with no adverse consequences of multiple retakes.

Every LSAT score, however, is reported to law schools. What they do with that information varies from school to school, but admissions counselors will invariably see when you sat for the exam, including some times you didn’t even get a score. That can happen if you withdrew, were absent, or canceled your exam – but what’s the difference, and how do schools see these situations differently? And why should it matter?" …