Standardized Test FAQs

Beginning with applications submitted on or after September 1, 2018, Texas Law will accept scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on a pilot basis.

  1. I am applying using the GRE, when should I take the test?

    The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the GRE year-round.  Please visit the ETS website for more information.  Applicants applying for Regular Decision must take the GRE on or before February 15th to meet the March 1st application deadline.  Early Decision applicants must take the GRE on or before October 15th to meet the November 1st application deadline.

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  2.  If I am applying using the GRE do I need to submit a CAS report?

    Yes. All applicants must submit an application to Texas Law via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) provided by LSAC.

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  3. How will Texas Law receive my CAS report without the LSAT?

    Applicants who choose to take the GRE instead of or in addition to the LSAT must instruct ETS to send all GRE test scores from the previous five years to Texas Law.  Those who have taken the GRE can login to their ETS account and select Texas Law as a recipient of GRE results using school code 2717.

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  4. If I take the LSAT and apply using the GRE will Texas Law receive my LSAT score?

    Yes. LSAC automatically forwards all LSAT scores from the previous five years to Texas Law through the CAS service. Texas Law will evaluate all sets of scores holistically, considering your highest LSAT and GRE scores. Texas Law will report the highest score for any test submitted with your application to the American Bar Association.

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  5. If I take both the GRE and the LSAT am I required to submit my GRE scores to Texas Law?

    No. Texas Law does not require applicants taking both the GRE and the LSAT to report their GRE scores.

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  6. Does the Admissions Committee prefer one test over another?

    No. Texas Law accepts both LSAT and GRE scores, and does not have a preference for either exam.

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  7. Does taking both the LSAT and the GRE improve my chances of admission to Texas Law?

    No. You should take the test that best suits your circumstances. Several factors may influence which test to submit as part of your application, including whether you intend to apply to other law schools that only accept the LSAT, and whether you have other plans for graduate study.

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  8. Are fee waivers available for the LSAT and the GRE?

    LSAC offers fee waivers for the LSAT and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).  You can find information on this process here.

    ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates.  Please find more information here.

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