First-Year JD Applicants

First-Year JD Applicants

Early Decision

The School of Law offers a binding early decision (ED) program to students whose first choice is Northeastern. Applicants must sign a form to confirm their intent is to apply early decision and not early action, and if granted admission, will immediately withdraw all outstanding applications. Students who apply early decision receive a decision by December 31. In order to be reviewed for early decision, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November. Admitted students will be required to submit an enrollment deposit by January 15.

To apply early decision, submit the following:

  • Application by December 1
  • Early Decision Certification Form
  • 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 for any application.

Early Action

The School of Law offers an early action deadline for students who view Northeastern University School of Law among their top choices and would like to receive an admission decision sooner. Students who apply early action receive a decision by mid-February. In order to be reviewed for early action, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November.

To apply early action, submit the following:

  • Application by December 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 for any application.

Regular Decision

Applicants who complete applications by the March 1 regular decision deadline receive a decision by mid-April. Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February. Students are welcome to submit applications after March 1; however, applications received after the March 1 deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis throughout the spring and summer.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Application by March 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 for any application.

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