Application Check List

This check list is organized topically. Click here for the same list organized chronologically.

The Check List for Fall 2020 Admission is organized topically. Click here to get the same list organized chronologically.

This Check List assumes you have already made the firm decision to apply to law school after a thorough investigation of the law, legal careers and the financial implications/consequences


  • Decide how you will prepare for the LSAT (Jan – Mar 2019)
  • Prepare, study, practice! (Spring or Summer 2019)
  • Register for LSAT (by late April for June LSAT, early June for July LSAT, late July for September , early September for October LSAT) – earlier registration means more choices of test centers
  • Take the test (June, July, September, or October 2019)

*NOTE: As of July 2019, there are 40 law schools that accept the GRE for admission. For most students, it’s still not quite viable to skip the LSAT, but each school has its own rules regarding applying with the GRE. Please check the relevant law school websites for more information.




Dean’s Letters

Financial Aid

  • Fill out each school’s financial aid application (with online applications, or in January 2020, depending on school’s procedure)
  • Complete the FAFSA online (January 2020)

Final Steps