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Law SchoolHow Regular Decisions Are CommunicatedWhen Regular Decisions Will Be CommunicatedURLDate Accessed
Akron School of Law"All decisions are communicated via email. ""Applicants may be admitted as early as October and as late as August prior to the fall semester in which they wish to begin law studies. Decisions will be made on a continuous basis as files are completed throughout the year. Only completed files will be sent to the admissions committee for decision. In most cases, a file is considered complete when the application form, personal statement, and law school report are received."
Albany Law SchoolNot FoundNot Found
American University Washington College of Law"We shall notify you in writing of a final decision on your application as soon as it is made.""Decisions are made on a weekly basis late October –-May. Not all applicants who applied early in the process will receive the first decisions. If your academic record places you towards the middle of our applicant pool, our admissions committee may hold your file to compare it with more of our applicants."
Appalachian School of Law"Admitted students will receive a letter informing them of their acceptance and requesting that a $200 seat deposit be submitted either (1) two weeks after receiving their acceptance letter or (2) by April 1, whichever occurs later."Not Found
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawNot Found"The Admissions Committee will make every effort to provide a response on all completed Early Admission applications by the end of January. Please note that some applicants will not receive a final decision of admission or denial, but will instead receive notice that they are being held for review with the Regular applicant pool. "
Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law)Not Found"Once we receive all necessary documents, your application will go into committee review. At Arizona Summit Law School, the admissions committee comprises the Director of Admissions and select members of the faculty. Generally, it can take three to four weeks for the members to review your file and make recommendations for your decision."
Ave Maria School of Law"Late November: the School of Law sends out the first round of admission-decision letters.""The Admissions Committee evaluates applications for admission on a "rolling admissions" basis beginning in early November, with most admission decisions being rendered within six weeks of the date that the application form and all supporting materials are received by the Office of Admissions."
Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law"Applicants are notified in writing of all decisions pertinent to their applications taken by the Admissions Committee""The Committee meets frequently, so decisions are made promptly after receipt of all required admissions documents."
Baylor University Law School"Your online status checker will indicate whether or not a decision has been made. You will receive your admissions decision via the mail.""The Admissions Committee makes decisions on a rolling basis. We try to make decisions as quickly as possible. If it has been more than 6 weeks since your file was completed, feel free to check with the Admissions Committee."
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law — Yeshiva University"Offers of admission are sent to applicants via regular U.S. mail. All other decisions are sent via e-mail.""Due to the careful assessment of each individual application, the Admissions Committee is unable to guarantee that a decision will be made on an application within a particular time frame."
Boalt Hall - University of California, Berkeley"Once your file is complete, you will receive an email confirming that your application is under review and instructions on how to access an online status checker to monitor your application progress and status. The status checker also will be used to reflect your admission decision.""Decision notifications are sent to applicants as decisions are made. For the majority of applicants, this is usually by early April. "
Boston College Law School"To hold a place in the class, accepted applicants must pay a $500 deposit by the date indicated in the letter of acceptance."Not Found
Boston University School of LawNot Found"We have a rolling admissions process, which means that we begin to review applications and make admissions decisions beginning in late fall and continuing throughout the spring...So while we try to provide decisions as soon as we can, the time required for each application varies. Applicants who complete their applications by February 1, 2015 will receive a decision by early April 2015."
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolNot Found"Applicants Notified of the Decisions of the Admissions Committee April 15"
Brooklyn Law SchoolNot Found"Beginning in January and continuing through the spring and early summer, our Office of Admissions gives notification of acceptance, wait-listing or denial, as decisions are made."
California Western School of Law"All decisions will be sent in writing.""Review begins in late December for the fall class and mid September for the spring class."
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Capital University Law School"Once we've made a decision on your file, you will be through the mail." (transcribed from video)"And this entire process takes about 4 weeks before you receive a decision from us." (transcribed from video)
Case Western Reserve University School of LawNot Found"Beginning in January, we take action on the applications. We have a rolling admissions policy; that is, as decisions are made, you are notified. We make most admission decisions between January 1 and May 1, at which time we may establish a waiting list. "
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law"When a decision has been made on your file, you will receive an email from our office notifying you of such. All decisions will be posted online via your application status page." "The "turnaround" time for an admissions decision depends heavily on when the application was submitted. Once a file has been submitted to the committee for review, a decision is usually rendered within 4-6 weeks. As our application volume increases, so does the turnaround time."
Chapman University School of Law"...has been mailed.""Applicants will usually receive a decision, within eight to ten weeks after the file is complete and has been reviewed by the Admission Committee. The review of applications typically begins in December for the fall entering class and continues until the class is full."
Charleston School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Charlotte School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Chicago-Kent College of Law "Admissions decisions are announced in writing only and will be released both online through ASO and by email beginning December 1.""Decisions on completed applications may be made in as short a period as two weeks or as long a period as several months. The period of time varies according to the total number of applications received, when in the admissions cycle the file is completed, and the time required to review an applicant's qualifications and evaluate them on their own merit and in comparison to the rest of the applicant pool."
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeNot Found"Application decisions may be made on or before June 15, this timeline may be subject to change at the discretion of the Admissions Committee."
Cleveland State University Cleveland - Marshall College of LawNot FoundNot Found
Columbia University Law SchoolNot Found"Candidates who have completed their applications by the end of December may expect to be notified by March. Every effort is made to notify all applicants of their decision by the end of April, provided that their files are completed by February 27—Columbia’s application deadline for regular admission to the J.D. program."
Cornell University Law SchoolNot Found"Typically, it takes eight to twelve weeks after your file is complete. However, it depends upon the volume of applications received. If your file is complete by February 1, every attempt will be made to send a decision no later than mid- April."
Creighton University School of LawNot Found"The Admissions Committee will begin considering applications in October and notify you as soon as a decision is made. The Committee may defer making a final decision until later in the admissions process, placing you on the Hold List or Alternate List. "
DePaul College of LawNot Found"The Admission Committee will review your application only when it is complete. Once your file is complete you should receive a decision in approximately 2-3 weeks."
Drake University Law SchoolAll applicants are notified of the Admission
Committee decision via mail.
dmission decisions are made on a rolling basis, therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit prior to the April 1
deadline, however, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadline.
Drexel University Earle Macke School of LawNot Found"We use a “modified rolling admissions” process and usually begin
receiving applications in October.  However, the admissions committee
does not usually begin the file review process until the end of our
travel season in December.  While some decisions may roll out earlier,
most of our admissions decisions will be made when the bulk of the
applications are received."
Duke University School of LawNot Found"If you apply by our February 15 deadline, you should receive a decision by the end of April. Beyond that, it's hard to give a specific estimate. We use a rolling admissions process, reviewing applications as they are received and sending decisions when we have made them (rather than waiting until one notification date as many colleges do). We encourage early applications, and some of these applicants may receive early decisions. However, it takes us some time to get a full sense of the applicant pool each year, and some early applications may be reviewed once and held for further consideration later in the cycle."
Duquesne University School of Law"Decisions will be reflected on the online application status check and are not sent via USPS.""Please allow at least 8 weeks for your application to be reviewed. With the exception of Early Decision Program applicants, decisions are rendered on a rolling basis beginning in December. All Early Decision Program applicants will receive a decision by the end of December."
Elon University School of LawNot found
"Generally, applications are considered in the order that they are completed, so early applications are encouraged. Applicants whose credentials fall squarely within the school’s ranges for admission or denial of admission will likely receive a decision within two to six weeks after their application is completed. Applicants whose credentials do not fall squarely within these ranges, but whose applications are competitive for admission, may be held for further review. The Admissions Committee makes every effort to announce its decision on completed applications within a reasonable time."
Emory University School of Law"Decision letters are mailed out as they are made. We do not give decisions over the phone." "Admission decisions are usually communicated via US mail. International applicants will usually receive notification via email as well. Wait list and denial notifications are usually via email.""The committee begins making decisions in February. Most students will receive their decision prior to April 1."
Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of LawNot Found"Decisions are communicated to applicants beginning in November. For students applying after November, Faulkner Law attempts to fully deliberate each application within 10 days of receiving a completed application. The Admissions Committee will act on an applicant’s file as soon as it is complete. "
Florida A&M University College of LawNot Found"Application files cannot be reviewed until the files are complete. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis after all required materials have been received."
Florida Coastal School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Florida International University LawNot Found"Completed applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning in mid September, 2014"
Florida State University College of LawNot Found"Admission decisions are made on a continuous basis, from October through July. Decisions are based on the strength of the application, not the date in which the application is received. It can take up to three months from the date your application becomes COMPLETE to hear back regarding the status of your application. "
Fordham University School of LawNot Found"Once an application becomes complete, an applicant will receive a decision approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion date."
Franklin Pierce Law Center"You may check your status online, and we will notify you via e-mail during the process; please keep our e-mail ( in your address book, and apprise us of any changes in your contact information.""Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee within approximately 4-6 weeks after completion (receipt of application, recommendations, transcript, essays, resume, certification, application fee, and LSAT score)."
George Mason University School of Law"Applicants who have been accepted into the School of Law will receive a letter setting forth the conditions that must be met in order to reserve a seat in the entering class.""We will make decisions on a rolling basis beginning in late December and continuing into May, June and July -- until we complete the admissions process. "
George Washington University Law SchoolNot Found"The Law School tries to get decisions for the regular admissions process out as quickly as possible. Applicants should expect to receive a decision from the Law School within 8 weeks of the date on which your file is complete. "
Georgetown Law Center" your acceptance letter the division to which you have been admitted.""Candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are reached, usually eight to twelve weeks after your file is complete with all supporting documentation. However, it depends upon the volume of applications received. If your file is complete by March 1st, every attempt will be made to send a decision by mid April."
Georgia State University Colege of Law"We will notify you by email once your application has been received. This message will include your login credentials to monitor your status via the Applicant Status Online system." Not Found
Golden Gate University School of Law"Applicants will be informed of admissions decisions via regular U.S. Mail. Final decisions will not be given via email or by phone and all admissions decisions are final.""A decision is typically rendered six to eight weeks after an application has been forwarded to the Committee. "
Gonzaga University School of LawNot Found"Our application opens October 1st and decisions will start being made on the first of the year with a rolling admissions processes thereafter."
Hamline University School of LawNot Found"We have a rolling admissions process and offers of admission begin as early as November. "
Harvard University Law School"The Admissions Office cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application or an admissions decision via the telephone or email. As described in the application materials, we provide periodic status updates to applicants via email and an online status check and admissions decisions are provided via email. If you are a current applicant, please refer to the "application acknowledgment" or "application complete" emails for details.""Please note that no application will be considered before early November, however, and few applicants will receive a decision before December. The majority of applicants will receive decisions after January. Applications are considered roughly in the order in which they are completed beginning in November."
Hofstra University, School of Law"Hofstra Law releases application decisions in two forms, formal and electronic. Applicants may elect to view the decision of their application via the online status checkers, accessible through our web site. In addition to the online status checker, the Office of Enrollment Management will send a formal letter to the applicant's permanent address on file.""Regular applications are also considered on a rolling basis and candidates should be notified within 6 to 8 weeks from the completion (not submission) of the application.
Howard University School of Law"Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification that his or her file is complete. ""Howard operates a “Rolling Admissions” program. This means that decisions are made on a continuous basis, once an application is complete and until the class is filled. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision
(i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately eight weeks from that
Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law - Maurer School of LawNot found "Most offers of admission are extended between mid-December and May. However, with our rolling admissions policy, we have accepted students as late as July or August. Some applicants may be placed on a wait list. Decisions to admit an applicant from the wait list can be made at anytime. "
Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law"Most correspondence between the Office of Admissions and applicants is done via email and mail.""Early Decision Program applicants are notified of a decision by the end of December. All other applications are reviewed starting in January and all decisions will be made by the end of April for applications received by March 1."
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of LawIn Spanish
John Marshall Law SchoolNot Found"The John Marshall Law School operates on a rolling admission policy. The Office of Admission continues to review applications until the entering class is full. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if space is available."
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta"Applicants are notified of a decision via email. Under no circumstances will a decision be given over the phone. However, applicants are able to see their most up-to-date status online, including any correspondence that has been mailed or emailed." "Once the Admissions Committee begins meeting, all J.D. applications are considered in the order they are completed. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner your application is received and completed, the sooner you can be considered by the committee."
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law"We will keep you informed throughout the process and will notify you of the final decision on your application."Not Found
Liberty University School of LawNot Found"Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions are made after an applicant’s file is complete."
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center"We begin mailing decisions in late fall.""Yes, we offer rolling admissions. We begin mailing decisions in late fall."
Loyola Law School - Los Angeles"Early-Dec. 2014 Begin mailing decision letters, decisions made on a rolling basis.""Early-Dec. 2014 Begin mailing decision letters, decisions made on a rolling basis."
Loyola University - New Orleans College of LawNot Found"The time spent in reviewing applications is considerable. Hence, the applicant must anticipate delay in being advised of the final status decision. The status of your application through the application process may be checked online...Since a rolling admission process is used, those who have credentials above those of the previous entering class mean ordinarily will be advised of admission within the shortest period of time."
Loyola University-Chicago School of LawRegular post mail"If your file is complete by January 15th, you will be notified by February 15th of a decision via regular postal mail. If your file is complete after January 15th, you will be notified of a decision within 4-6 weeks of the date you receive the email stating your file is complete, via regular postal mail."
Marquette University Law SchoolNot Found"Typically, applicants receive notification from the Admissions Committee within eight weeks after their applications become complete. Applicants are promptly notified on a rolling basis of any action taken on their applications by the Admissions Committee. "
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of LawNot Found"Acceptance and scholarship decisions begin in December. "
Michigan State University College of Law"...admission decision letters...""November 20 Admission Office communicates first round of admission decisions April 15 Offers of admission extended to waitlisted candidates"
Mississippi College School of Law"Applicants are notified of the admissions committee's decision by letter.""The MC Law admissions committee begins reviewing completed applications in November and makes decisions on a rolling basis."
New England School of LawNot Found"We have rolling admission, which means that files are reviewed and decisions sent as they become available. The committee begins reviewing completed files in December. Most applicants can expect a decision within 4 to 8 weeks after their file is complete. "
New York Law School "In addition, all decisions will be communicated through our online status checker."Not Found
New York University School of Law"The Office of Admissions does not release any information except to the applicant and does not give admission decisions by e-mail, telephone, or fax.""A holistic approach to the review of applications requires an extraordinary amount of care, and thus a significant amount of time. There is no way to predict an exact date on which a candidate will receive a decision." "Some applicants may receive a decision fairly quickly based on the overall and relative strength of the application."
North Carolina Central University School of Law"The School of Law communicates with applicants primarily by mail and email. ""Final decisions generally take approximately six to eight weeks after a file is complete. However, mid-range applicant decisions, applicants who have been recommended for the law school’s Performance Based Admissions Program (PBAP), or who have criminal, civil liability, or misconduct notations on their applications generally take longer. Applicants who apply late in the admissions cycle, PBAP participants, wait-listed applicants, and transfer and visiting student applicants may not receive a final decision until July. "
Northeastern University School of Law"You will be notified via email when your decision is posted on your application status checker...""You will be notified via email when your decision is posted on your application status checker by April 15 (assuming you met the priority deadline of March 1). You may be admitted, denied, or placed on the waitlist. Applications received after our March 1 deadline will not be given priority, and we cannot guarantee a decision date. "
Northern Illinois University College of Law"All decisions will be automatically updated via the online status checker. Additionally, you will be mailed a copy of your decision letter.""Once complete, your file is first reviewed by the Director of Admission & Financial Aid and then it normally goes to the Admissions Committee. The review process can take anywhere from two to five weeks."
Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law"You are welcome to call us with any questions. However, we do not release decision information over the phone. We can tell you the status of your file such as incomplete, out to committee, or complete.""Once the application is complete, it will take 4-6 weeks to receive a decision. Very few applicants will receive a decision prior to January."
Northwestern University School of Law"Applicants will be notified of their decisions electronically. Decisions will not be sent via U.S. mail or provided over the phone.""Applications for Admission are accepted from September 15 to February 15, and are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late November. Applicants should complete the application process as early as possible, as an early application often yields an early decision. If your materials are received by the February 15 deadline, you will be notified of your decision by the end of May."
Notre Dame Law SchoolNot Found"Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-October."
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law CenterNot FoundNot Found
Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of LawNot found "We make every effort to be in contact with all applicants within 3-5 weeks of applying, but this is not necessarily a final decision. We typically begin applicant review mid-December."
Oklahoma City University School of Law"If you are selected for admission, you will receive written notification via U.S. Mail."While many applicants receive a decision almost immediately, decisions generally take approximately 4 to 6 weeks upon receipt of your completed file.
Pace University School of LawNot Found"Applications will be considered after the deadlines on a Rolling Admissions basis."
Pacific McGeorge School of LawNot Found"Applicants are advised to apply early as admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and seats are limited. Decisions may be rendered anywhere between six to 10 weeks from the date an application is complete. "
Pepperdine University School of Law"...decision letters are sent out..." "After all application components have been processed and the application is ready to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, it will take approximately 8 weeks for a decision to be made. The review process begins in early January, and the first decision letters are sent out in early February. Decisions are made on a rolling basis, meaning that applications are reviewed in the order in which they become complete."
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law — Puerto RicoIn Spanish
Quinnipiac University School of LawNot Found"An attempt is made to review applicants’ files as soon as they are complete and to notify applicants of the Faculty Admissions Committee’s decision as soon as possible."
Regent University School of Law"Applicants will receive a letter of decision""Typically, the admissions office begins reviewing applications for fall admission in late December. The committee admits on a "rolling" basis. Once the committee convenes, applicants should receive a letter of decision within approximately three weeks from the time the file is complete."
Roger Williams"Applicants are notified promptly by U.S. Mail when a decision has been reached.""The Admissions Committee releases decisions from December through July of each year. Most decisions are mailed in March and April, or, for applications submitted late in the process, 6 - 8 weeks after file completion. "
Rutgers University, Camden School of LawNot Found"Typically, admission decisions are made beginning in December of each year on a rolling basis."
Rutgers University, Newark School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Saint Louis University School of LawNot Found"The Admissions Committee begins the review process in November and the first round of decisions will be made by December 1. We admit on a rolling basis, so it is to your advantage to complete your application as soon as possible."
Samford University Cumberland School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Santa Clara University School of LawNot Found"The priority deadline to apply for first-year admission is February 15, and we make decisions on a rolling basis... If you submit your application by November 1 and your admission file is complete by November 30, you’ll have our decision by late December. "
Seattle University School of Law"All decision letters, with the exception of offers of admission, will be sent via e-mail. ""January - Office of Admission begins sending decision letters"
Seton Hall Law SchoolNot FoundNot Found
South Texas College of LawNot Found"However, the majority of decisions are made following the application deadline."
Southern Illinois University School of Law"All admission decisions are posted to the applicant’s online status checker.""Nov-Aug: Applicant files are reviewed on a rolling basis" "Once a file is complete, please allow 2-3 weeks for a committee decision to be reached."
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of LawNot Found"We will inform you that your application has been accepted, denied, or placed on a waiting list in late spring."