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The UGA School of Law Juris Doctor degree program is a full-time day program. First-year students may begin classes only in the fall semester.  

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to apply online through LSAC.orgA completed School of Law application must be received by the School of Law Office of Admissions by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 1, 2025, in order to be considered for admission to the 2025 entering class. All required supporting materials must be received by the School of Law Office of Admissions by June 30, 2025. For priority merit scholarship consideration, applications should be completed and received in the Office of Admissions by February 1, 2025. Applications received or completed after the deadline may be considered by the Admission Committee at its discretion.

Standard Admissions 2024-2025 Timeline  
September 1, 2024 Application is available on www.lsac.org.
February 1, 2025 Application submission deadline for priority merit scholarship consideration for 2025 entering class.
April 15, 2025 First Seat Deposit Deadline to retain seat in Class of 2028.
June 1, 2025 Application submission deadline for 2025 entering class.
June 1, 2025 Second Seat Deposit Deadline to retain seat in Class of 2028.
June 30, 2025 Application file completion deadline.

Applicants need not possess a baccalaureate degree at the time the application for admission is submitted. Except for 3+3 applicants, in order to register for classes, it is necessary to provide documentation the degree has been conferred.

Application decisions are sent to applicants via regular U.S. mail; therefore, it is important that you provide us with any updates to the current mailing address submitted with your application. In addition, application decisions post immediately online. You can check your application status online. Decisions are made on a rolling basis as files become complete beginning in late fall and continuing through early summer.

Items to accompany the application form include:

Admission Essay
Each applicant is required to provide a brief personal statement.  

Application and Processing Fee
All applicants are required to pay a $50 (U.S. funds) non-refundable application and processing fee. This fee must be paid online when applying through LSAC.org.

Standardized Test
All applicants must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score, unless applying as a UGA Scholars applicant. Applicants applying with a GRE score must designate UGA School of Law Code No. 4814 in order for the School of Law to receive their scores. Applicants for the 2025 entering class must take the LSAT or GRE no later than the June 2025 test administration and are encouraged to register for an earlier administration. Test scores beginning with the June 2020 test administration for either exam are acceptable. Registration materials for the LSAT may be obtained at LSAC.org. Registration materials for the GRE can be found at ETS.org.
Note: If an applicant has taken both the LSAT and the GRE, they must report their LSAT score. An applicant cannot withhold an LSAT score if they have one regardless of whether they have a GRE score. After you submit your application on www.lsac.org, please send an email to Brandi Saunders, Enrollment Management Specialist, at bsaundrs@uga.edu stating you have applied with a GRE score.
For applicants using a GRE score:
  1. In the LSAT section of the application, applicants should enter a 0 for the test score.
  2. In the Additional Tests section of the application, applicants should enter the following information:
    • Please indicate the type of test taken (GRE) and enter the score received
    • Please indicate the month and year the test was taken
LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
All applicants must register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and have an LSAC Law School Report sent to the School of Law. Transcripts of all academic work, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, must be sent to CAS. All coursework taken before fall semester (quarter) 2023, must be forwarded to CAS for the report. The resulting Law School Report, which includes LSAT score(s) and copies of all transcripts, is sent to the School of Law if no problems exist with the applicant's file at the CAS.

Foreign-educated applicants must register with the CAS and submit their transcripts through the CAS. Except for foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution, transcripts for all post-secondary work completed outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada must be evaluated by this service. The service is included in the CAS registration fee. 

Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that the letters of recommendation be no more than two years old. We prefer letters from professors, employers, or other recommenders who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for multiple years, employer references will suffice. Applicants are required to use the letter of recommendation service provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Applicants using the LSAC letter of recommendation Service must use the Letter of Recommendation Form provided on LSAC.org.

Submit a resume detailing your education, employment, skills, honors, awards, and accomplishments. Upload the document as an attachment to the application form.

International Student Requirement
All new international students at UGA, including the School of Law, are required to check in with the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) by phone at 001-706-542-2900 or by email at immigration@uga.edu. F-1 and J-1 students in particular must be careful to check in with OGE in a timely fashion. Your student record cannot be registered with the government until you have completed the immigration check-in process. In addition, you will not be able to register for classes until you check in with OGE.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware: 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.


Applicants for admission to the 2024 entering class who did not enroll must pay the application fee and submit a new application and supporting materials in order to be considered for the 2025 entering class. Applicants for admission to the 2025 entering class will not be able to use any previously submitted materials. Transcripts must be sent to the Law School Admissions Council and a new LSAC Law School Report must be provided.