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Syracuse Law School Personal Statement

        LSAT Score        Percent Admitted
 168-180                  100%
 164-167                    99%
 160-163                    71%
 156-159                    15%
 148-155                    12%
 120-147                      4%

To Apply for Admissions:

Complete the Fall 2018 JD Application.

The Online JD Program application for Spring 2019 will be available in March.

Unsure if you should apply as an Early Decision applicant? Review our early decision frequently asked questionsto learn which application is right for you. 

1. You will be taken to the LSAC web site to complete your online application and submit all necessary supporting materials.
2. If you have not yet applied to any law school, you’ll be required to register with LSAC.
3. If you have an account with LSAC, you will use your User ID and Password to log into the system.
4. Check your application status online. Application statuses will be updated daily, Monday-Friday.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for admission and merit scholarship on a "rolling admissions" basis based on when they are considered complete.  If you plan to take a future LSAT, your application will not be reviewed until your new score has been received. To allow for June LSAT scores of the year of enrollment (ex. the June LSAT administration just prior to August orientation) our deadline is July 15th.  It is to your advantage to apply sooner rather than later and admission offers will begin being made in December.

See Complete Admissions Timeline

To Apply for Financial Aid:

Complete the financial aid application steps as instructed by the Financial Aid Office.

See Complete Financial Aid Timeline

Joint Degree Applicants:

The admissions process for master's programs is separate and must be done through the Syracuse University Graduate School. Joint degree students can apply to a master's program either at the same time as to the College of Law, or during the first year of law school. Joint degree students must begin at the College of Law and will consider the College of Law their home school. Once accepted to the master's program, students begin graduate coursework in their second year. Here is more information related to joint degrees.

Review the Graduate Admissions Application website for details on graduate programs and steps to apply.

1. Obtain a score on the LSAT.
*We recommend that you take the LSAT no later than February of the year prior to the year you wish to enroll (Only admit every fall term). Scores from the June test will be considered, but may delay the admission decision. LSAT scores cannot be more than five years old (test date 2012 or later).

2. Register with the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

3. Obtain transcripts of all previous college or university study and submit through Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

4. Obtain 2 letters of recommendation and submit through the CAS (Credential Assembly Service).

Statements from persons familiar with your qualifications for the study of law, especially professors under whom you have studied, often prove helpful.


In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Admissions decisions will not be affected by participation in or disciplinary action associated with peaceful, meaningful protest. We still ask applicants to disclose any action to comply with rules set forth by most state's board of bar examiners.

Consult the State Bar Examiner's Office of the states in which you intend to practice law, regarding character and fitness for admission to the bar.

Note: Financial Aid priority deadline of February 15

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