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Enrollment Requirements

Admission Deposits

Office of Admissions
Kendrick Hall, 236
Phone: (415) 422-6586
Email Us

In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2015 entering class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 is required by 4 p.m. on April 20, 2015, or 3-4 weeks after your admission notice if you have been admitted March 30 or later.  Applicants admitted after March 30 will be subject to a separate deposit deadline which will be noted in your admission letter. Your first deposit must be submitted with the Admissions Response Form.

A second non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 is required by 4 p.m. on June 22, 2015. Applicants admitted after June 1 will be subject to a separate deposit deadline which will be noted in your admission letter and must submit a combined first and second deposit of $700. Your deposit(s) must be submitted with the Reconfirmation Response Form.

All deposit checks should be made payable to the University of San Francisco.

Admission deposits can also be paid online using a credit card (Master Card, Visa, AMEX, or Discover) or an electronic check at http://www.usfca.edu/guestpay/

  • Click on View & Pay for Guest Payers. 
  • Click on Guest Payment. Enter your last name and USF ID number only and click on Login.
  • Select Web Admission Deposit.
  • Enter the amount of $350 and select Fall 2015 as the term. Click on Add Charges to Pay.
  • Click on Checkout and then enter credit card or e-check information.

Remember to submit the Admissions Response Form after making an online payment. Forms may be faxed to the Office of Admissions at (415) 422-5442 or sent electronically to lawadmissions@usfca.edu.

Failure to submit your required admission deposits by the appropriate deadlines will result in the immediate cancellation of your admission to the USF School of Law.

Official Transcript

Admission to the University of San Francisco School of Law is contingent upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree prior to the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester. You are required to submit an official transcript confirming completion of your baccalaureate degree by August 1, 2015. The transcript must be sent by the degree-granting institution directly to the USF School of Law Office of Admissions.

Hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable even if they are in a sealed envelope, nor are transcripts received from LSAC as part of your JD CAS report.


Please submit a digital, passport-sized photo by June 22, 2015. One copy of the digital photo will be added to your permanent file and is REQUIRED of all new students. The second copy will be used in the New Student Picture Book, which is an internal law school publication. Inclusion of your photo in the New Student Directory is optional. The New Student Picture Book, distributed to faculty, administrators, and first year students lists only your name, undergraduate school, and city of permanent residence. A Student Directory Form will be sent to you along with your second deposit reminder notice. Your digital photo may be emailed in JPEG format to lawadmissions@usfca.edu. Please submit your photo with the Student Directory Form.

Change of Address

It is imperative that you notify the admissions office of any address changes (including email address). You are solely responsible for any and all important information sent to you by the law school and the University of San Francisco, especially documentation that requires responses by specific deadlines.

In the event that you will be unavailable during deadline periods, you must submit a letter to the admissions office authorizing a proxy to act on your behalf. You may contact the Office of Admissions by email.

Please note that information regarding your application and admission to the USF School of Law is confidential and will not be released to anyone other than the applicant. If you are unable to communicate with the Office of Admissions directly, you must submit written authorization for a parent, spouse, family member, or friend to act as your proxy and make decisions or inquiries on your behalf.

Application/Character & Fitness Updates

All applicants are required to complete the disclosure questions in the Character and Fitness section of the Application. USF requires applicants to disclose any issues related to academic probation, suspension, disqualification (particularly from a previous law school). In addition all applicants must disclose any felony or misdemeanor charge, arrest, conviction, or pending adjudication including a DUI (or any alcohol or drug-related offense). This includes any charge, arrest or conviction that may have been dropped or expunged. Information should include the date of each incident, full explanation of the incident, including the name of the charge, and the final disposition of each charge.

In addition, all applicants are required to notify the School of Law if any changes to the information included in their Application for Admission occur after the application has been submitted. In particular, all applicants must immediately notify the Director of Admissions if any new academic probation, suspension, disqualification issues arise, or if any new charge, arrest or conviction of any felony or misdemeanor takes place after submitting the application.

Conviction is any of the following: (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, (2) a verdict or finding of guilt regardless of whether sentence is imposed by the court.  The Bar Examiners will receive reports of any such convictions from law enforcement agencies.

Newly admitted applicants are required to immediately submit a detailed written description of new disclosures to the Law School's Admissions Office if an incident occurs AFTER an offer of admission is made and to the Office of the Assistant Dean for Academic Services if an incident occurs AFTER classes begin. Information disclosed after an applicant has been offered admission will automatically result in a re-evaluation of the applicant's file.

Failure to disclose any changes to your application or any of the Character & Fitness information noted above, may result in revocation of your admission decision, dismissal from school, revocation of any degree awarded by USF School of Law, denial of admission to the Bar, and referral to the LSAC Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process. 


The University of San Francisco School of Law does NOT grant admission deferments. Your admission to the law school is for the Fall 2015 term only. If you are unable to attend law school at this time, you must re-apply for admission.