Admissions Process Timeline

2013-2014 Admissions Cycle General Timeline

The dates below are intended to provide a general overview of the timing of the admissions cycle. Many of these dates are estimates and will vary from year to year. Please only use this as a general guide and admitted students should consult their admitted student communications for specific dates.

August 15 

Applicants may begin submitting their applications online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) electronic application process. All applicants must apply electronically through LSAC; we will not accept any paper application materials.

*The LSAC electronic application is fully accessible to the visually impaired. Disabled applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the Admissions Office at 773-702-9484 or email admissions@law.uchicago.edu with their request.

September 15

Deadline for applications to Chicago Law Scholars Program. Chicago Law Scholars is a binding early decision program available to current University of Chicago undergraduate students and alumni of the undergraduate College.

December 1 

Application deadline for the Early Decision program

Late December

Decisions released for Early Decision applicants. Please see the section on Decision Notification Procedures to learn more about how we notify applicants of their decisions.

January - March 

Decisions released on a rolling basis for Regular Decision applicants. Please remember that we read applications in the order that they are completed in our office. We will send out scholarship information and financial aid packages approximately 3-4 weeks after admission.

January 

Information on admitted student events, financial aid, housing, and other matters will be available on the Admitted Student Website (we will provide the log in and password to admitted students at the time of admission).

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA") will also become available.

February 1 

Application deadline for Regular Decision applicants

Please check the Financial Aid section of our website for important dates related student loans and scholarships.

April 10-12

2014 Admitted Students Weekend

April/May

Deadline for submitting a seat deposit. The specific date will vary from year to year. The Admissions Office will notify admitted students of their deadline in their admission email and on the Admitted Student Website.

Mid-May 

Deadline for the FAFSA and University of Chicago Graduate Student Loan Application for priority financial aid processing. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago Student Loan Administration (check the website for the specific dates each year).

June

The Admissions Office and Dean of Students Office will notify incoming students of all relevant deadlines early in the summer.   

First summer email letter sent to incoming students (will include information on obtaining a University email account and CNetID, laptop computer recommendations, student health insurance and immunizations, first-year orientation, and other essential information).

July 

Deadline for submitting photos for the Law School Facebook ("The Glass Menagerie"). 

Mid-August 

Bursar sends out Autumn Quarter tuition bills

Mid-September 

Deadline for payment of Autumn Quarter tuition bills

Late September 

Incoming J.D. Orientation and Law School classes begin