Deadlines and Key Dates

JD 2017–2018 Admissions Timeline

October 1, 2017
First day JD applications accepted for Fall 2018.

November 15, 2017
Transfer/visiting student deadline for Spring 2018.

February 1, 2018
Deadline to submit Early Decision application.

February 1, 2018
Deadline to submit Presidential Merit Scholarship application.

March 1, 2018
Early action transfer deadline for Fall 2018.

March 1, 2018
First-year JD regular decision application deadline.

May 10, 2018
Visiting student deadline for Summer 2017.

June 15, 2018
Transfer/visiting student deadline for Fall 2018.


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.