Apply for Admission

To Apply Online:

To Apply for Admissions:

Click on this link: Fall 2017 JD Application

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. To check your application status online, go to From the Admissions & Financial Aid page, go to JD Admissions and click on the link for "Check Application Status." 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 1.  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. 

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

To Prepare:

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 2011 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 up to 3 letters of recommendation.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three letters of recommendation. Statements from persons familiar with your qualifications for the study of law, especially professors under whom you have studied, often prove helpful. We recommend that applicants submit their letters of recommendation through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Your letters will be copied and sent to us along with your CAS Report, or as received by Law Services. However, letters of recommendation sent directly from the writer or from a career services office will also be accepted.

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.

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

To Apply By Mail:

1. Download and complete the Admissions Application Form (PDF)
This form can be completed directly on the PDF by clicking the purple bar that appears at the top of the PDF
2. Print and sign the completed Admissions Application Form
3. Send the form, along with all supporting materials and application fee (made out to "Syracuse University") of $75 to:
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Dineen Hall
Suite 100
950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244