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UGA Scholars Admission Process

This admissions process is only open to applicants who have received or will receive their undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Qualified University of Georgia undergraduates may apply to the University of Georgia School of Law without the previously required LSAT score. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.75 and must have scored at or above the 85th percentile nationally on the SAT or ACT at the time the test was administered.

The UGA Scholars process application deadline is April 1, 2017.  All application components, including letters of recommendation and the LSAC Law School Report, must be received by the Office of Admissions by April 15, 2017.  Applicants with the required credentials who intend to only apply to Georgia Law through the UGA Scholars process should not register to take the LSAT prior to the application deadline.  Applicants with an LSAT score cannot be admitted through the UGA Scholars process.  Applicants with an LSAT score will be considered through the regular admissions process.

Applicants must submit an application to Georgia Law through www.lsac.org.  UGA Scholars applicants should follow the same application completion instructions for regular admissions found online at: http://www.law.uga.edu/entering-students

In the LSAT section of the Georgia Law application, applicants will be required to make an entry.  Applicants should enter three zeroes (000) in the score field and any date in the date field.

After you submit your application on www.lsac.org, please send an email to Brandi Saunders, Law Admissions Operations Manager, at bsaundrs@uga.edu stating you have applied to Georgia Law through the UGA Scholars process.  In the email, applicants should include the test (SAT or ACT), score, and month and year when the test was taken.  Once your application is received, you will be contacted to set up an interview with the Office of Admissions.

Admission is not guaranteed based on meeting the required credentials alone.  Each application receives a holistic review.  Georgia Law will release decisions on UGA Scholars applications by May 1, 2017.   The deposit deadline for UGA Scholars admitted students is June 1, 2017.

  UGA Scholars 2016-2017 Timeline 

 

  September 1, 2016

  Application available on www.lsac.org

  April 1, 2017

  Application deadline

  April 15, 2017

  Application completion deadline

  May 1, 2017

  Notification of Decision

  June 1, 2017

  $500 Non-refundable Deposit Due

Applicants who intend to apply to law schools other than Georgia Law or apply to Georgia Law through the Early Decision or regular admission process will need to take the LSAT to be considered for admission.  Candidates should also be aware that Georgia Law students matriculating under the UGA Scholars process will not be eligible to transfer to another law school after the 1L year without an LSAT score.  The UGA Scholars program is designed for UGA undergraduate students who have considered their law school options carefully and are confident that Georgia Law is their top choice. 

Before applying through the UGA Scholars process, please carefully consider whether this is the right option for you.  If you have questions regarding this new admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 706-542-7060.