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When you click this button, you will be directed to the Law School Admissions Council website to complete your online application and submit all necessary supporting materials.

  • If you have an account with LSAC, use your User ID and Password to log into the system.
  • If you do not yet have an LSAC account, you will need to register for one.
  • You can check your application status online. A student’s application status is updated daily Monday-Friday.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed for admission and merit scholarship on a “rolling admissions” basis as they are completed.  If you plan to take a future LSAT, your application will not be reviewed until your new score has been received.

Application Process

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 applications open on September 1, 2020 and will remain open until July 15, 2021.

All application materials must be received by July 15, 2021 to be considered for Fall 2021 enrollment.

Early Decision applications open on September 1, 2020 and will remain open until January 15, 2021.

  • All early decision application materials must be received by Jan. 15, 2021 to be considered for early decision.
  • Unsure if you should apply as an early decision applicant? Review the early decision frequently asked questions to learn if early decision is right for you.
To Prepare

1. Obtain an Entrance Exam score: LSAT or GRE

  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)—You must have taken or be expecting to take the LSAT by June of the year you wish to enroll. The College of Law recommends that you take the LSAT no later than January of the year you wish to enroll. Scores from the tests taken in March and later will be considered, but may delay the admission decision. The final test scores we can consider will be the scores from the June administration.

LSAT scores cannot be more than five (5) years old from the date of application to the College of Law. If you submit your application with a declared “Future Test Date”, your application will be placed on HOLD until the score arrives. A decision will be made once all application materials are received. If you have at least one (1) LSAT score on file and would like your application evaluated prior to a future test, you may indicate this on the application. You must have at least one (1) LSAC writing sample on file for your application to be considered complete.

If you wish you have your application held until all writing samples are received, please contact admissions@law.syr.edu or call 315.443.1962. The LSAT-Flex was accepted for the 2020 admission cycle and will continue to be accepted for future application cycles.

  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) – You must have taken or be expecting to take the GRE by June 15th of the year you wish to enroll. GRE scores can be no more than five (5) years old from the date of application to the College of Law and must include all test scores in the last five years. Applicants must also submit with their application an addendum explaining their choice to take the GRE over the LSAT. Upon submission of application, applicants choosing to apply with a GRE must inform the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.syr.edu. A full GRE score report showing all reportable scores should be sent electronically to Syracuse University using school code 4913. Applications without full GRE score reports and a GRE essay are unable to be considered for admission.

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 CAS.

4. Obtain 2-4 letters of recommendation and submit through the CAS. Statements from persons familiar with your qualifications for the study of law, especially professors under whom you have studied, often prove helpful.

Application Process
  1. You will be taken to the LSAC website to complete your online application and submit all necessary supporting materials.
  2. If you have an account with LSAC, use your User ID and Password to log into the system.
  3. If you do not yet have an LSAC account, you will need to register for one.
  4. Check your application status online. Application statuses will be updated daily, Monday-Friday.
  5. 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 our deadline is July 15. It is to your advantage to apply sooner rather than later and admission offers will begin being made in December.
Financial Aid Information
  1. Complete the financial aid application steps as instructed by the Financial Aid Office.
  2. See Complete Financial Aid Timeline

Note: The Financial Aid priority deadline is April 1.

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
  • In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every US 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.
  • Each jurisdiction sets its own criteria for admission to the bar and to sit for its bar examination, including an applicant’s legal education.  As graduates of an ABA accredited law school and approved program, it appears that JDinteractive graduates will satisfy most jurisdictions’ current legal education requirements and thus be eligible for admission to the bar in most states.  However, the College of Law has identified two jurisdictions that do not currently recognize an online J.D. program as meeting their legal education requisites: New York and New Hampshire. In addition, it is presently unclear whether the JDi program will satisfy the legal education requirements for admission to the bar in Alabama. However, we are optimistic that in coming years these jurisdictions will acknowledge the rigor and quality of our program and allow graduates to take their respective bar exam.

    Applicants should be aware that bar eligibility, admission rules and rule interpretations can change.  The College of Law encourages applicants to confirm the legal education requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission to the bar by contacting the state bar admission agencies of the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.