Information for Schools and Colleges

The LNAT universities welcome the assistance of schools and colleges in ensuring that their students sit the LNAT in time.

Eligibility: Students who are applying for 2017 entry (or deferred entry in 2018) to study undergraduate law programmes at LNAT participating universities need to take the LNAT during the 2016-2017 testing cycle.

Registration: This opens for all LNAT candidates on 1 August 2016. Students will need to register and pay online.

Schools/colleges may choose to register and pay for the LNAT on behalf of their students.  If doing so they should notify the students involved to avoid multiple registrations of the same person.

Schools/colleges can only register one student at a time and should use the individual student’s email address, not the school or college’s email as confirmation and correspondence is sent by email.

Deadlines: Each university has its own deadlines for sitting the LNAT, which may be subject to change. It is the duty of the individual to ensure they register and sit the test prior to the deadline.

Responsibility: In all cases it remains the responsibility of each individual candidate to ensure that he or she is correctly registered for and sits the LNAT at the correct time.

LNAT-participating universities will not retrospectively waive the requirement to take the LNAT where candidates miss a deadline by mistake (e.g. because they did not find out about the LNAT in time, or because they forgot to register, or because they expected their school or college to do it for them, or because they were unaware that the school or college had registered them and so did not turn up).

Payment: The test fee must be paid at the time of registration, by major credit card, debit card, or LNAT e-voucher.

Bursaries: Students receiving certain state benefits (or whose families are receiving certain state benefits) will be able to apply for their LNAT test fee to be paid from our bursary fund

Examination Access Requirements: Different registration procedures apply to candidates with disabilities or other examination access requirements. Please see the Exam Access Requirements page for details

The Test:  The LNAT is delivered via an onscreen test taken at a secure testing centre with dedicated servers. It is not an online or internet test and cannot be made available outside our test centres.

Test centres:  There are 150 LNAT test centres in the UK and 500 worldwide to choose from. Test centre facilities and conditions are as uniform as possible.

Identification Requirements: Anyone wanting to sit the LNAT must provide proof of identity upon arrival at the test centre.

In the UK and in Australia, schools and colleges may be asked to assist in the provision of a suitable identification document for those who have none. This should take the form of an official letter from the school or college, a passport-sized photo of the student glued to it, which should be signed by the head teacher or deputy.  The school/college’s official rubber stamp should be applied to the letter in such a way as to overlap both the photograph and the signature.

Test times: At the time of registration, a convenient test time should be selected from a list provided by the test centre. If you are considering registering your students, you may like to book them for the same time and place, subject to availability of slots. If there are no convenient time slots available, there may be availability at other test centres.

Test Preparation:  The LNAT website has a range of preparation materials including sample questions, essays and practice tests.

LNAT Results: Marks and essays are made availabe direct to LNAT-participating universities. Each candidate is informed of his or her own result by email. Details of when candidates can expect their results are available on the LNAT website.