With the spring semester well underway, the Office of Admissions has entered our favorite season of the admissions cycle – application review and decision time! The Admissions Committee is enjoying the opportunity to evaluate your academic achievements, personal narratives, accomplishments, and life experiences to bring in an entering class of talented individuals. We know there are still many prospective applicants out there working diligently to submit their application by our deadline of February 15.
We want you to know that there is still time to get those applications into the hands of the Committee for a careful, holistic review. Cross your “t’s,” dot your “i’s,” and if questions arise about the process of completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For those applicants that have already submitted complete applications and are awaiting a decision, there are four possible notifications one can expect:
1) Admit – If you receive a decision of acceptance, congratulations! Be excited, and go celebrate.
2) Hold – If you find yourself in our Hold category, it simply means that your application is currently under active consideration, and you will be notified by the end of April on a further decision of admittance, denial, or a move to the Reserve group.
3) Reserve – A Reserve notice means that at this point in time, we are unable to make a final decision on your candidacy and will re-evaluate your application in May. Please respond as directed.
4) Deny – During this admissions season, we expect to see thousands of candidates vying for approximately 380 spots. Consequently, we are not able to admit all of the talented candidates who apply, and we hope that our decision in no way discourages you from pursuing a legal career. Although the decision is final for this season, you’re welcome to reapply during a future admissions cycle.