Deadlines and Key Dates

2020-2021 JD Admissions Timeline

September 1, 2020
First day JD applications accepted for Fall 2021.

November 15, 2020
Transfer/visiting student deadline for Spring 2021.

February 1, 2021
Early Decision application deadline.

February 1, 2021
Presidential Merit Scholarship application deadline.

March 1, 2021
Early action transfer application deadline for Fall 2021.

March 1, 2021
First-year JD regular decision application deadline.

May 10, 2021
Visiting student application deadline for Summer 2021.

June 15, 2021
Transfer/visiting student application deadline for Fall 2021.

June 15, 2021
GW Junior Early Action (Colonial Law) application deadline for Fall 2022.  


Applications for the Fall and Spring semesters are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority review, especially for scholarship consideration, applications for Fall admission should be received by March 15, but will continue to be accepted on a space-available basis until June 1. For Spring admission, the priority deadline is November 1.

Financial Aid

Financial aid deadlines are listed by degree.