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Do we need buy CAS service?

dennisgerrarddennisgerrard Alum Member
I checked the LSAC and saw the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), which cost $50. How would it(elvuation) influence the admission? any idea?

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  • stepharizonastepharizona Alum Member
    3197 karma
    CAS actually costs $175...

    From the LSAC:
    What CAS Costs
    After you pay for CAS, your account will remain active for five years. The CAS fee is currently $175 and includes
    transcript summarization (as well as authentication and evaluation of academic records for internationally educated JD applicants, if applicable);
    creation of your law school report;
    letter of recommendation processing; and
    electronic application processing for all ABA-approved law schools and some non-ABA-approved schools.

    http://www.lsac.org/jd/applying-to-law-school/cas

    Many schools require CAS, so there is often not away around it.
  • dennisgerrarddennisgerrard Alum Member
    1639 karma
    Thank you so much!! I need get it now.
  • AlexAlex Alum Member
    23929 karma
    Yeah, you are kind of forced to buy it. Worse money I've ever spent, haha,
  • Jamie216Jamie216 Alum Member
    42 karma

    Did anyone else receive the fee waiver? I did. But then again, I am a single mother who aged out of foster care. It says on LSAC website that they are very selective with the fee waivers, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try? They cover the cost of two LSAT exams plus the CAS service.

  • Jamie216Jamie216 Alum Member
    42 karma

    All I did was fill out a form and send them my tax return and was approved.

  • SprinklesSprinkles Alum Member
    edited February 2017 11536 karma

    @Jamie216 said:
    All I did was fill out a form and send them my tax return and was approved.

    Yep, same. I agree, it doesn't hurt to try. Don't forget the waiver includes a free Superprep! did you receive that? Also, it only covers the CAS for four schools you apply to. Beyond that, you will have to pay the $30; but the application itself should be free. Nowadays Law Schools are very lenient and open about who they give application waivers to but more-so for those who qualify for the LSAC waiver. :)

  • jyang72jyang72 Alum Member
    844 karma

    Yes, you need it for sure! At least that is my experience.

  • SprinklesSprinkles Alum Member
    11536 karma

    @jyang72 said:
    Yes, you need it for sure! At least that is my experience.

    Yes when you're applying to schools in the US.

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