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Do most colleges offer LSAT prep or is that something that you have to pay for?

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When should we start prepping for the LSAT? #lsat #law #lawschool

Nadia: colleges vary dramatically in terms of the support they provide to pre-law students. Free LSAT prep is available through Khan Academy. You also might look at the free resources offered by 7sage. Charles Roboski
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While it is certainly worthwhile to visit or make a phone call to your college’s (or prospective college’s) career services office to find out what services they can help provide as far as exam preparation, it’s pretty likely you will be paying a little bit if you choose to do a prep course for the LSAT. It’s also common for people to buy a new or used prep book and choose to self-study that way without paying for a full course.

As far as when you should start preparing, that depends a lot on when you would hope to enroll in law school. Many people start law school right away after college, while many others (myself included) take some time to pursue other goals or gain work experience for a year or more before jumping into law school. The application process is pretty long so you would probably take the LSAT close to a year prior to enrollment. Whenever you set a test date, you should plan to start preparing a couple months out from then (but it’s also never too early to get familiar with the way the test works if you’re curious).
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Hi Tim, most colleges will likely not offer a specific LSAT course but you can prepare by taking practice exams which you can access in a library or online. One thing I would recommend is getting the used prep books from someone who already took a prep class. For example, institutions like Kaplan offer prep classes which probably cost $1,000 or $3,000 but you can obtain/buy their used books and just do the test yourself. There should also be online sample tests. For example, here: https://www.lsac.org/sites/default/files/legacy/docs/default-source/jd-docs/sampleptjune.pdf. If you want a more structured environment, there are some "self paced" courses where you buy the materials and schedule online sessions where you prepare by yourself instead of going into a room full of people on a regular basis.

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