Early Decision Process

The Early Decision process is designed for students who have considered their law school options carefully and are confident that the University of Georgia School of Law is their clear first choice.  Early Decision admission is binding.  An Early Decision applicant may apply to other law schools but once admitted to Georgia Law as an Early Decision candidate, the applicant must immediately withdraw all other law school applications.  No new law school applications may be initiated.  An applicant to the Early Decision Program may not be an Early Decision candidate at any other law school during the same admissions cycle.  Failure to honor these commitments will result in Georgia Law revoking its offer of admission.

Early Decisions applications must be submitted by November 1st.  All application components, including letters of recommendation and the LSAC Law School Report, must be received by the Office of Admissions by November 15th.  An Early Decision applicant must take the LSAT no later than the September/October administration.  Applications that are incomplete by the deadline will be considered as part of the regular admissions cycle. 

Georgia Law will release decisions on Early Decision applications by December 15th.  The deposit deadline for Early Decision Admitted Students is January 31st.  

Applicants who apply for early admission but are not admitted will either be (1) considered for admission in the regular admissions process, (2) placed on the general wait list, or (3) informed that their application for admission has been denied.


Early Decision 2015-2016 Timeline  
September 1, 2015 Application available on
November 1, 2015 Application deadline
November 15, 2015 Application completion deadline
December 15, 2015 Notification of Decision
January 31, 2016 $500 Non-refundable Deposit Due


Early Decision applicants should follow the same application completion instructions for regular admissions found online at: