When should I apply?
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. We recommend submitting all available application materials as soon as possible, even if you are waiting for your law transcript. Because we have a rolling admissions system, it is to your advantage to complete your application as early as possible in the application cycle including by the new Recommended Regular Action deadline. For more information on when we begin accepting applications, please visit our Application Deadlines page.
Can I apply online?
Yes. It is strongly advised that applicants apply online via the LSAC electronic application. Please be aware that LSAC needs time to process materials once received at their offices, so applicants should send their material to LSAC well in advance of application deadlines. Please note that you must have your law school's registrar send your Transfer Certification Form (or letter of good standing) directly to our office.
May I apply for both the full-time and part-time programs?
Yes. Transfer candidates may apply to be considered for the full-time program, part-time program, or Both. Applying to "Both" divisions signifies to the Admissions Committee that you are equally willing to attend either the full-time or part-time program if offered admission to Georgetown Law. If the Admissions Committee approves your application, it will specify in your acceptance letter the division to which you have been admitted.
May I apply without my most recent semester grades?
Yes. We recommend submitting all available application materials as soon as possible, even if you are waiting for your law transcript. Submitting your application early and then submitting your law transcript when it is available will allow our office to complete your application file more quickly. Because we have a rolling admissions system, it is to your advantage to complete your application as early as possible in the application cycle. Applicants who apply by May 10th may be considered with only their fall semester grades.
Is the Early Action transfer application binding?
Admission under Early Action is not binding. Please note, though, that applicants admitted under Early Action are required to submit two deposits to reserve their seat. The first deposit is typically due shortly after the date of admission. The second deposit is typically due at the beginning of June.
Will you accept a copy of my CAS Report from my current law school?
No. Your CAS Report must be sent to us directly from LSAC.
Should I re-take the LSAT?
We would not recommend re-taking the LSAT. The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach when reviewing files, but the LSAT is not given as much weight as actual academic performance at your law school.
Do you offer fee waivers for transfer applications?
No, we do not allow fee waivers for transfer applications.
When will I receive my decision?
Early Action: If your Early Action application is complete with all required documentation by March 15th, a decision will be communicated to you by early May.
Regular Action: All files are reviewed and decisions are made on a rolling basis; therefore, we encourage applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. Applicants completed by the Recommended Regular Action deadline of May 10 will receive an admissions notification by May 24.
How are transfer applications evaluated?
The Admissions Committee takes into consideration a number of factors in evaluating whether a candidate would be suitable for transfer admission. These factors include whether the person is likely to succeed at Georgetown, would benefit from a legal education here, and could contribute to the Georgetown legal community. In making such determinations, the Committee focuses on a number of criteria and does not use numerical cut-offs. However, competitive students are typically in the top 15% of their class with an A-/B+ average. In addition to examining the applicant's law school academic performance, the Committee also considers the personal statement, letters of recommendations/evaluations, extracurricular activities, contributions to the community, and professional experience.
Does Georgetown Law offer interview opportunities to transfer applicants?
No, we are unable to provide interview opportunities for transfer applicants.
Does Georgetown Law offer scholarships to transfer students?
No, we do not offer merit-based scholarships to incoming transfer students through the Office of Admissions. The Office of Financial Aid keeps a list of outside scholarships for which you may be eligible. We encourage you to look at their list to see if there are any outside scholarships to which you can apply. Also, please keep in mind that scholarships are just one part of what should be an overall approach to financing your Georgetown education. We strongly encourage you to apply for need-based assistance through the Office of Financial Aid and to research other options for funding.
If I apply under with Fall grades only and I am denied admission, can I apply again with Spring grades?
If you apply under Early Action or by the Recommended Regular Action deadline with only Fall grades, there are several decisions that you could receive: Admit, Defer, or Deny. If you are denied admission, you will not be reconsidered with additional grades (and you cannot submit a new application). If you receive a deferral, the Committee will reconsider your file again after receipt of your Spring semester grades.