Admission Policy

Thomas Jefferson School of Law seeks to admit a diverse, nationally based class of qualified students. We are looking for students who, through their personal, intellectual or professional background and experience, will contribute to the rich and diverse tapestry of our law school community. The admissions process is data driven. All applicants are reviewed carefully to determine whether they have the ability to complete successfully the law school’s program of legal education. Decisions are based primarily on three numerical indicators: the applicant’s First Year Predicted Average (FYP), the applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and the applicant’s Undergraduate Grade Point Average (UGPA). Other factors that may also considered during the review process include, but are not limited to, writing skills; leadership and maturity as evidenced by work and service experiences; completion of other professional or graduate work; letters of recommendation; rigor of the undergraduate study program; statements of overcoming adversity; previous law study, including whether an applicant was previously disqualified from law school; and ethical or criminal violations.  

The Admissions Committee reviews applications as they become complete on a continuous basis and communicates decisions as early as possible. Admitted students are automatically considered for available merit-based scholarships. An applicant may accept an offer of admission by submitting the required nonrefundable deposits, which are credited toward tuition. The Law Schools adheres to a policy of operating free of improper harassment and discrimination and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. For a complete summary of our policies, please see the Student Handbook.