Deadlines and Key Dates

JD 2016–2017 Admissions Timeline

September 15, 2016
First day JD applications accepted for Fall 2017.

November 15, 2016
Transfer/visiting student deadline for Spring 2017.

February 1, 2017
Deadline to submit Early Decision application.

February 1, 2017
Deadline to submit Presidential Merit Scholarship application.

March 1, 2017
Early action transfer deadline for Fall 2017.

March 1, 2017
First-year JD regular decision application deadline.

May 10, 2017
Visiting student deadline for Summer 2017.

June 15, 2017
Transfer/visiting student deadline for Fall 2017.


U.S. Law School Graduates

Applications are due by May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. If you wish to submit an application after the deadline, please contact Graduate Programs at 202-994-0715 or

Non-U.S. Law School Graduates

All application materials must be submitted by March 15. For applicants who also wish to be considered for a scholarship, the application, along with all other required materials, must be submitted by March 1.

Financial Aid

Financial aid deadlines are listed by degree.