Some of you may be wondering in what order the items in this chapter should be performed.  Unfortunately, law schools have different application deadlines, want different information from applicants, have different admission criteria, etc. 
    For instance, if it’s December and you haven't taken the LSAT, and you want to matriculate into law school next August, then you need to immediately find out if the schools you’re considering attending will allow a late application.  And you'll want to discern how that late application might hurt your chances for admission if they do accept late applicants.  So registering for the LSAT and the LSDAS will be far down your list of priorities, at least until you find out if you can even be considered for acceptance in August after taking the February LSAT.
    Those of you planning out a year or more in advance will have a far different set of priorities. 
    Suffice it to say, after going to the www.LSAC.org site and reading the contents of this chapter, you will have a sense of what needs to be done and when.