LSAT Anticipation: The Stages of Waiting for Grey Day

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June LSAT scores are promised by the end of the week, but some LSAT experts anticipate a release earlier, sending the pre-law masses into a widespread frenzy. Shortly before LSAC releases scores, the icons in test-takers’ personal accounts go from green to grey–which is where we get the nickname “grey day.”

It’s a hard time for everyone, so with the help of some tweets (and personal experience), Law Street Media is proud to present: The Stages of Waiting for Grey Day, in increasing “obsessive-compulsion.”

8:00 a.m. If you slept at all, you’ve probably woken up and are scouring the internet for any indication of score releases so far.


10:00 a.m. You’re hoping that LSAC can make like SCOTUS and release life-altering information at 10:00. You may or may not start googling “Can I hire an intern to run my LSAT scores to me?”

12:00 p.m. Paranoia starts to sink in as you entertain the idea that someone else might have found out their score before you.

2:00 p.m. Someone said the release would happen in the afternoon if it happened today. Someone said that this morning and yesterday, but you ignored them. Now it really, surely, it might possibly be almost time.

3:00 p.m. Even if scores don’t come out today, you’ve definitely strengthened some important computer skills in the process of waiting.


3:30 p.m. But you’re really hoping they come out today.

4:00 p.m. Really, any time will do.

4:15 p.m. Check Twitter one more time.

4:30 p.m. That was all practice, really. You obviously didn’t think they would actually come out before now…

5:00 p.m. Once the end of the work day hits, your hope starts to sink and you might end up looking something like this:

5:20 p.m. Aggression might start setting in. Keep it together.

6:30 p.m. Now you’re doubting every reddit thread, LSAT forum, and pre-law Twitter thread you’ve ever read.


Maybe you didn’t even take the test. Was it all a lie…?

7:00 p.m. Okay, even the experts are starting to give up on you now.

9:00 p.m. Time to sit in bed all night as if you can sleep while the weight of your future is hogging all the covers.


*Repeat it all. Until…


Good or bad, at least you know.


Good luck!

Editor’s Note: The personal journey of Alex Simone inspired this piece.

Samantha Reilly
Samantha Reilly is an editorial intern at Law Street Media. A New Jersey native, she is pursuing a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. Contact Samantha at



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