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 or who are seeking a graduate 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 3.50 and must have scored at or above the 85th percentile nationally at the time the test was administered on either:

(1) the SAT or ACT if seeking a J.D. degree at the School of Law; or

(2) the GRE or GMAT if seeking a dual degree at the School of Law.

Based on ABA requirements, the School of Law is only able to enroll a percentage of the class as part of the UGA Scholars process. Once the entering class has reached this set percentage, the UGA Scholars process will be closed. The UGA Scholars process application deadline is October 1, 2020. All application components, including letters of recommendation and the LSAC Law School Report, must be received by the Office of Admissions by October 1, 2020. Applicants with an LSAT score cannot be admitted through the UGA Scholars process. Applicants with an LSAT score will be considered through the Standard Admissions Process.

In the LSAT section of the application, applicants should enter a 0 for the test score.

Applicants must submit an application to the School of Law through UGA Scholars applicants should follow the same application completion instructions for standard admissions found online at: In the Additional Tests section of the application, applicants should enter the following information:

  • Please indicate the test (SAT, ACT, GMAT or GRE) and enter your score
  • Please indicate the month and year when you took the SAT, ACT, GMAT or GRE test

After you submit your application on, please send an email to Brandi Saunders, Law Admissions Data Management Specialist, at stating you have applied through the UGA Scholars process.

Admission is not guaranteed based on meeting the required credentials alone. Each application receives a holistic review. The Office of Admissions will release decisions on UGA Scholars applications after the October 1st deadline. The deposit deadline for UGA Scholars admitted students is January 31, 2021.

UGA Scholars 2020-2021 Timeline  
September 1, 2020 Application available on
October 1, 2020 Application deadline
October 1, 2020 Application completion deadline
January 31, 2021 $500 Non-refundable Deposit Due

Applicants who intend to apply to law schools other than the University of Georgia School of Law or apply through the Early Decision or Standard Admission Process will need to take the LSAT to be considered for admission. Candidates should also be aware that School of 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 the University of Georgia School of 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 admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 706-542-7060.