Application Evaluation

An admission decision cannot be made until an applicants file is complete. A complete application file (received by March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring ) consists of the following items:

  • Completed and signed application for admission (sent directly to us or through LSAC on the Web)
  • $55 Application fee
  • Official LSAT score received from LSDAS
  • Official LSDAS evaluation received from LSDAS or foreign credential evaluation received from a recognized service
  • Resume of employment
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Immigration document (if not a U.S. citizen)

Applicants are encouraged to complete their files before the applicable deadline date to avoid any unforeseen problems. However, the majority of decisions are made following the application deadline. Although many students are admitted on the basis of their LSAT score and their cumulative undergraduate grade point average, a significant percentage of each class is chosen on the basis of other factors, such as exceptional personal or academic achievement (not necessarily demonstrated in academic testing assessments); letters of recommendation; work, community service, or life experiences; leadership potential; a history of overcoming adversity and hardship; and a talent for communicating effectively. Every attempt is made to evaluate the applicant as an individual, a prospective student, and a future professional.