When do I take the LNAT?

You should aim to take the test as early in the academic year as possible for maximum choice of test venue and availability, and to meet admissions deadlines.

You must take the test in the UCAS year in which you are applying to university. You can only sit the test once in the cycle (September to June), and results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.

Are there any exemptions from the LNAT?

There are no general exemptions. In extreme cases, an individual university may grant an exemption to an individual candidate.

For example, if there is no test centre in your country, or if war or civil unrest or natural disaster makes it dangerous to reach a test centre before the deadline, or if your unplanned hospitalisation makes it impossible for you to attend at a test centre before the deadline, you should contact the LNAT-participating universities to which you have applied to ask if they will waive the LNAT requirement.

This discretion will not be exercised in favour of candidates who miss a deadline by mistake (e.g. because they did not find out about the LNAT in time, or because they forgot to register).

Neither the LNAT Consortium Ltd nor Pearson VUE can grant an exemption

Applications for exemption must be directed to the universities concerned. Each university will make its own decisions. If you are applying to several LNAT-participating universities, you need to make a separate exemption application to all of them.