Important dates

Seattle U Law admits JD candidates on a rolling basis, so consider completing your application as early as possible during the admission cycle.

  • September 1 - We begin accepting applications for the following year’s entering class
  • January 1 - Deadline for Access Admission Program consideration
  • March 1 - Priority application deadline
  • July 1 - Final application deadline

Application procedures

While the priority application deadline is March 1, you should submit your application materials as soon as you are prepared to do so.

  1. Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and sign up for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Details available on the LSAC website.
  2. Complete the Application for Admission online. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Submit the following along with the application form:
    1. a $65 application fee, payable on the LSAC website. Note that the application fee is automatically waived through February 1!
    2. a personal statement, typed, double-spaced, no more than two pages. The statement should detail how your lived experiences have motivated your law school journey. We encourage you to discuss challenges overcome, leadership roles, special skills you possess or any other information you wish to highlight.
    3. a resume detailing your academic endeavors, community service record, and employment history.
  4. Take the LSAT or the GRE General Test. Registration details, testing locations, and more information about the LSAT are available from LSAC. Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) for GRE information. June scores from the current year are the latest we can consider for the current year’s application cycle. Test scores for either the LSAT or GRE from the past five years must be submitted. Learn more about applying with a GRE score.
  5. Send transcripts of all your undergraduate work (and any graduate transcripts, if applicable) directly to LSAC.
  6. Arrange to have a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation (we will accept up to three) submitted on your behalf. Of particular influence are evaluations from professors or professional colleagues who can attest to your work ethic, analytical and writing abilities, and other positive attributes. Your recommenders must submit letters directly to LSAC.
  7. Submit an optional one-page addendum if desired to address, for example, a large difference between test scores or anything you wish to share that is not included elsewhere in your application.

Application procedures for:

Online application status check

Joint Degree Programs

  • Candidates are required to apply and be admitted separately to both Seattle U Law and the graduate school/department of second program that will be pursued jointly. Learn more about Joint Degree options.
  • Follow the School of Law’s application procedures.
  • Contact the graduate school/department to learn about the application process for the second program.

Global Accelerated JD Program


  • A degree in law from an accredited or approved university or college outside of the U.S. -- which makes you eligible to practice law in your home country – is required
  • This degree must be at least equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree
  • Each degree-granting institution will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • Applicants are not required to have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Application procedures

  • Nonrefundable $65 application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Admission Timeline

September 1
JD application opens

October 1
FAFSA available online

January 1
Deadline for Access Admission Program consideration

February 6
Scholars for Justice application due

February 6
Nash Scholarship application due

March 1
Priority application deadline

April 15
Seat deposit deadline for those admitted through March

Summer start classes begin

July 1
Final application deadline

Fall semester begins

Contact Admission

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4200
Toll-free: 800-471-1767