Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

What is Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and do all law schools require that I register with CAS?
How do I register with CAS?
Will I have an opportunity to view the Master Law School Report sent to the law schools?
Does LSDAS offer fee waiver for the LSAT, CAS, and school reports?
Do I inform CAS of the law schools that I am applying to?

What is Credential Assembly Servvice (CAS) and do all law schools require that I register with CAS?

Almost all ABA approved law schools require that applicants register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). CAS provides a centralized and standardized report to each law school where you apply that includes the following:

  • Undergraduate academic summary
  • Copies of all undergraduate, graduate, and law school/professional transcripts
  • LSAT scores and writing sample copies
  • Copies of letters of recommendation processed by LSAC
    CAS also provides applicants with the following services:

  • Ability to track LSAC file status and electronically file law school applications
  • Recommendation service active for five years
  • Great resources available for purchase and for FREE
  • ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools - Free On-line Edition

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How do I register with CAS?

Applicants may register with CAS anytime. You do not have to register at the time you register for the LSAT, but you will want to register with CAS before you submit your applications to the schools. Your registration is good for five years. You can register on-line at www.LSAC.org , via the telephone at 215.968.1001, or by mail. For more information, see the LSAT and CAS Registration and Information Book or visit www.LSAC.org.

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Will I have an opportunity to view the Master Law School Report sent to the law schools?

Yes. Once LSAC has summarized your transcripts, you will be able to view your CAS Law School Report on-line. It is important that you check it for accuracy. If there are errors, you will need to write to LSAC to have it corrected. Refer to the LSAT and CAS Registration and Information Book for more information.

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Does LSAC offer fee waiver for the LSAT, CAS, and school reports?

Yes, CAS does offer fee waivers for both the LSAT and CAS. More information is available in the LSAT & CAS Registration and Information Book or on-line at www.LSAC.org.

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Do I inform CAS of the law schools that I am applying to?

No. Instead, you order the number of CAS Law School Reports that corresponds to the number of law schools that you are applying to. When the law schools receive your application, they request your law school report from CAS.

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