General Admissions Requirements

The School of Law begins accepting online applications on October 1st. Application materials submitted prior to October 1st will be returned to the sender. The application deadline for submitting all application materials is noted here: Application Deadline.


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A social security number is not required for admission, but is required if you intend on applying for financial assistance. If you do not submit a social security number, we will use your LSAC account number as your identifier. Therefore, please include it on your Application for Admission in the space provided. All applicants must apply using the online Application for Admission.

After initial submission of the Application for Admission, applicants have a continuing obligation to submit updated application information or other supplemental information that may have bearing on the admission decision, the accuracy of the application file, the ability to continue law school studies, or on the applicant’s eligibility to take the bar examination upon graduation. All materials submitted with the Application for Admission become property of the School of Law and cannot be returned.

An applicant to the School of Law may choose to apply to only the Day Program or the Evening Program or for consideration for admission to both the Day and Evening Programs on the same Application for Admission and one $50 non-refundable application fee. Applicants are encouraged to read the admissions information for each program and to select the program that best meets their objectives. An applicant who applies to a single program may not apply for admission to any other program after submission of the initial application.

Please note that applicants are only allowed to apply once every admission cycle.

Applicants must satisfy the application requirements for each type of applicant. Applicants may apply to the School of Law as a First Time Applicant, Re-Applicant, International Applicant, or a Prior Law School Applicant through the online application for admission.  Only completed applicant files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  Click on the applicant types listed above for the various admission requirements.

Law students may apply as a Visiting Student or a Re-Admitted Student. Click on the applicant types listed for the various admission requirements.

Communication to Applicants:

The School of Law communicates with applicants primarily by mail and email. During peak admissions season (November-March), the Office of Admissions experiences a high volume of telephone calls and emails. Staff members make every effort to respond to applicants’ inquiries. Responses to inquiries are easier to make via email. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admission via email. Always include in the email, a telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.).

It is imperative that applicants keep the Office of Admissions informed of their current mailing and email addresses. Applicants should immediately notify the Office of Admissions, in writing, of any name change, address change, or other changes that may affect the admissions decision.

Bar Admission Requirements:

Each bar admissions jurisdiction sets character, fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar. All applicants to the law school are strongly encouraged to determine what those specific requirements are in the state(s) in which the applicant intends to practice. Admission to the law school does not mean that the character and fitness requirements of a specific bar will be met. A directory of bar admission authorities of each state can be found at the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ website at