How to Apply

The Law Admissions Office will begin to accept applications for the Fall 2020 in mid-September 2019.  Our priority application deadline will be February 3, 2020.

The Application Process

The admissions committee will not review an application until the law school has received all required documentation. Applicants are encouraged to submit all supporting documents, including recommendations and appraisal forms, as soon as possible. Applicants are considered in the order that completed applications are submitted; because the admissions committee uses a rolling admission system and typically begins the review process in October, applicants whose files are completed late in the application cycle may jeopardize their chances for admission.

Learn more about these specific application processes:

First-Year Applicants

Applications for first-year students are accepted for the fall semester only. Applicants must indicate on the application form whether they are applying for the full-time or part-time program.

Dual Degree Applicants — MBA/MUPA

An applicant seeking admission to the dual degree program must complete the application process for both the USF School of Law and the USF School of Management.

Reapplying First-Year Applicants

All re-applicants must submit any updated transcripts of recent coursework to LSAC.

Transfer Applicants

An individual who has earned a bachelor's degree and who has completed the equivalent of two full semesters of study at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association may apply for admission with advanced standing.

Visiting Applicants

A student enrolled in another law school accredited by the American Bar Association who wishes to take up to one year of courses at the USF School of Law may apply for admission as a visiting or non-matriculating student.

Fall 2020 JD Application

For a printed copy of our Fall 2020 application, please contact the Law Admissions Office at