Timescales and Deadlines
Registration for and booking of LNAT tests for entry into university in September 2013 opened on 1 August 2012. Testing starts on 1 September 2012.
Here are the key dates to note in the 2012-13 LNAT cycle. See also the notes at the foot of the page.
NB: Please check with individual universities for changes
Start dates (do not sit the LNAT before the summer holiday as your result will not be carried forward):
UCAS registration already open
LNAT registration begins 1 August 2012
LNAT test sittings from 1 September 2012
UCAS applications can be submitted from mid-September 2012
Deadlines if you are applying to Oxford (Oxford will not consider later applications):
Register and book an LNAT test slot by 5 October 2012
Submit UCAS form by 15 October 2012
Sit the LNAT by 20 October 2012 at the very latest
Deadlines for applications to other LNAT universities if you want to guarantee that your application will be considered:
Register and book an LNAT test slot by 15 January 2013
Submit UCAS form by 15 January 2013
Sit the LNAT by 20 January 2013 (the deadline for King’s College London is 15th January 2013)
Making late applications to other LNAT universities (often applies to international applicants only - please check with universities):
Register and book and LNAT test slot by 25 June 2013
Submit UCAS form between 16 January and 30 June 2013
Sit the LNAT by 30 June 2013
Special deadlines for applicants to NUI Maynooth are here.
Applicants not applying to Oxford are strongly advised to meet the January deadlines if possible. Under UCAS rules universities are permitted but not required to consider late applications. If you are thinking of making a late application please check with the universities concerned to make sure they are still considering applications. More detail on the UCAS website.
You will need your UCAS Personal Identifier number before you can complete your registration for the LNAT. You do not need to complete your UCAS application form when you register. For instructions see the LNAT guide to registration.
Don't forget to think about how you are going to pay the test fee before you try to book a test slot. Payment is required at time of booking - no exceptions. The only possible modes of payment are major credit card (Visa, MC, Amex), debit card (Visa only), or LNAT e-voucher. Think ahead! More about payment and costs.
You may only sit the LNAT once between 1 September 2012 and 30 June 2013. If you sit it twice during that period, the later sitting of the two will automatically be invalidated and the later result will be void, if you decide to re-apply to LNAT-participating universities in a later UCAS year, you must sit the LNAT again in that later UCAS year. LNAT results cannot be carried forward from one year to the next.