Early Assurance Program
For over 25 years, Georgetown University Law Center has allowed Georgetown Juniors to apply for early admission to the Law Center through the Early Assurance Program without having to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and without having to register with the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). We have recently been informed that going forward the American Bar Association (ABA) will no longer allow us to exempt applicants from taking the LSAT to apply to Georgetown Law under their Standard 503. Admission Test. http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html
We at the Law Center, however, feel very strongly that the Early Assurance Program provides a wonderful opportunity and benefit to both Georgetown students and the Law Center. The Early Assurance Program is intended to give an admitted student the freedom to pursue a less conventional curriculum during his or her senior year and is non-binding.
Applying and Admission
The Law Center plans to continue to allow Georgetown students the benefit of this program, while complying with the required letter of the ABA rule. Consequently, we are still allowing Georgetown juniors to apply for Early Admission to the Law Center during the Spring of their junior year. Those offered Early Assurance admission to the Law Center will be required to register with the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service and to take the LSAT to matriculate at Georgetown Law, pursuant to the ABA rule. Admission to Georgetown University Law Center will not, however, be contingent upon achieving a certain LSAT score. Please also note that while the LSAT is not a required element for consideration of admission to Georgetown Law through the Early Assurance Program, the LSAT is a prerequisite for applying to other law schools either as an entering first year or transfer student.
The Early Assurance Program is for Juniors currently enrolled at Georgetown University only, and students in all majors are encouraged to apply. Competitive Early Assurance applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.8.
For Georgetown Juniors hoping to matriculate in Fall 2018, the application form and fee are due by March 15, 2017 and your file must be complete with all required documentation by April 20, 2017.
Applicants to the Early Assurance Program must submit the following documents via mail:
- Application Form
- Application Fee ($85): The application fee must be paid by check or money order.
- Personal Statement
- Official Transcript from each college or university attended: Applicants must have at least five semesters of undergraduate grades to be eligible to apply to the Early Assurance Program.
- One letter of recommendation
- Early Assurance Dean’s Certification Form: Applicants should complete the top portion of the form. The bottom portion of the form should be completed by the appropriate university official. The form should be sent directly to our office from the university official’s office. Forms sent directly by an applicant will not be accepted.
- Conduct explanation (if applicable)
Applicants may also submit the following:
- Optional Diversity Statement: The Law Center recruits students from diverse racial, economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to attach a brief statement that will enable the Committee to understand the contribution your personal background would make to the student body of Georgetown University Law Center.