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 December 1st.  All application components, including letters of recommendation and the LSAC Law School Report, must be received by the Office of Admissions by December 15th.  An Early Decision applicant must take the LSAT no later than the December 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 on a rolling basis.  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 2016-2017 Timeline  
September 1, 2016 Application available on
December 1, 2016 Application deadline
December 15, 2016 Application completion deadline
January 31, 2017 $500 Non-refundable Deposit Due


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