Application Process

FlexJD Applications Process

To be eligible for admission, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the time of law school matriculation in August.

Students must have strong academic credentials and the ability to transfer their classroom learning into practical legal skills. While no specific field of undergraduate study or prior work experience is required, the mastery of oral and written communication skills, a capacity for independent research and the ability to analyze problems and to exercise critical judgment are essential to successful legal study.

In making a determination with respect to each application, we consider academic criteria, including undergraduate grades and LSAT score, as well as other accomplishments, work experience, significant community involvement, the personal statement, recommendations from individuals who know the candidate well and any other relevant information.

Admissions decisions for the FlexJD program are made on a rolling basis. The School of Law does not offer binding early decision (ED) or early action (EA) options for FlexJD applicants.

Online Information Sessions

During our information sessions, we'll share information about the FlexJD application process and tell you more about what sets Northeastern Law apart — from our innovative Cooperative Legal Education Program (co-op) to our commitment to social justice and our supportive atmosphere. Keep an eye out for new information session times, which will be announced soon.

Application requirements

To apply, submit the following:

  • Application by May 1
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Current CAS report that includes LSAT score(s) (no more than 5 years old), one letter of recommendation, and all required transcripts

There is no application fee.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the FlexJD, please schedule an appointment with an enrollment specialist.

Phone: (617) 203-7228



  • Some law schools may not accept transfer credits from this program.
  • Students applying to the FlexJD program should check with the jurisdictions in which they may seek admission to the bar to ensure that graduation from this program will make them eligible for taking the bar exam and being admitted to the bar in those jurisdictions. Because of the limits certain states place on the use of distance education, FlexJD students cannot currently sit for the bar exam in New York or Alabama.
  • For detailed information on professional licensure disclosures, please visit our Professional Licensure Disclosure Page. For questions regarding professional licensure, please contact Associate Teaching Professor and Assistant Dean of the Bar Success Program Antoinette Coakley at

Character and Fitness Requirements

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. 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.