Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Seattle University School of Law! We begin accepting applications on September 1 for the following year's entering class. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and the application cycle typically concludes in early July, prior to the beginning of the fall semester each August.

How to Apply

While the priority application deadline is March 1 (February 1 deadline for a completed application for consideration for the Access Admission program), you should submit your application materials as soon as you are prepared to do so. You do not need to wait until you have taken the LSAT and/or received your score.

  1. Register with the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) 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: 
    (a) a $65 application fee, payable on the LSAC website. Note that the application fee is automatically waived through February 1!;
    (b) a personal statement, typed, double-spaced, no more than two pages; and
    (c) a resume detailing your academic endeavors, community service record, and employment history.
  4. Submit an optional one-page addendum if desired to address, for example, a large discrepancy between LSAT scores, a diversity statement, or anything else you wish to share with the Admission Committee that is not included elsewhere in your application.
  5. Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Registration details, testing locations, and more information about the test are available from LSAC.
  6. Send transcripts of all your undergraduate work (and any graduate transcripts, if applicable) directly to LSAC. Note that if admitted, you must submit a final official transcript showing the conferral of your bachelor's degree prior to enrollment in the law school. The copies of transcripts included in your CAS Report are not official for this purpose.
  7. 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.

Note that there are some additional procedures for international students.

Online Application Status Check

In order to keep you up to date on your application file, you may check the status of your application online through LSAC. Information will be updated on a regular basis. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for your file to complete, based on the timing of the arrival of your CAS report and other materials. Please note that all admission decisions will be sent via e-mail. Please ensure that the Office of Admission has your current e-mail address. For answers to further admission questions, please contact