Loyola University Chicago

JD Admissions

School of Law

Deadlines and Requirements

There are a number of tasks that need to be completed prior to your enrollment at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Entering Full-Time JD Deadlines

  • February 15: Recommended FAFSA deadline
  • March 1: Deadline for special scholarship and fellowship applications
  • April 15: First seat deposit deadline ($250 non-refundable) *You may elect to pay a one-time $700 non-refundable seat deposit by this date. If so, your deposit responsibilities will be met.
  • June 15: Second seat deposit deadline ($500 non-refundable)
  • August 1: Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be submitted to LSAC.
  • August 31: Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval. 

Entering Weekend JD Deadlines

  • May 1: Recommended FAFSA deadline
    Deadline for fellowship applications
  • August 1: Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be submitted to LSAC.
  • August 31: Final transcript from degree-granting institution showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval. 

Entering Student Checklists

  • May/June Checklist
    This 1st checklist will provide you with a list of initial tasks to be completed prior to your enrollment. 
  • July Checklist
    This 2nd checklist will provide you with the final list of tasks to be completed prior to your enrollment.

Requirements

  • LOCUS  
    Your LOCUS account information will be sent by email from the Law Admission Office in late June. You will need to set up your LOCUS account and reset your initial password once you receive that information.
  • Loyola Exchange Email
    Your Loyola Exchange email account information will be sent by email from the Law Admission Office in late June. At that time, please begin checking your Loyola email for updates from the University on a regular basis.
  • Financial Aid Award in LOCUS
    Your financial aid award, including your eligibility for Federal Direct Loans, will be posted in LOCUS in early July. Once this information is available, you can begin applying for loans. We will send an email to notify you when this information has been posted.  Please complete the loan application process by July 15.
  • Biographical Information Form
    Complete the required form by August 1, 2016. Official Transcripts
    Final transcript(s) from your degree-granting institution(s) showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval by August 31.  Transcripts should be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  • Continuing Duty to Disclose
    As an admitted student, you have a continuing responsibility, prior to enrollment and throughout your legal education, to disclose matters that may affect your answers to questions asked in the Character and Fitness portion of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law application for admission.  Please contact the Law Admission Office at law-admissions@luc.edu to make any amendments to your application.
  • Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
    In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
  • Immunization Records
    The State of Illinois requires that students provide the university with evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. Students are asked to safeguard the health of the Loyola community by providing evidence of their immunization or by being immunized. Completed immunization forms should be submitted to the Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center by August 15.
  • Student Health Insurance
    • All law students are required to show proof of health insurance. You will automatically be charged for health insurance unless you are covered by another insurance plan.
    • If you have your own insurance coverage, or are covered by a parent or spouse’s plan, you may waive out of Loyola’s Student Health Insurance by providing proof of other coverage. You will need to complete the waiver through LOCUS, once you have registered for classes. The fall semester waiver deadline is October 1.
    • Students accepting Loyola’s Health Insurance may choose the “fast-track” enrollment option once they have an insurance charge on their student account. Fast-tracking confirms that you have accepted Loyola’s student health insurance coverage, activates your enrollment into the plan, and allows an insurance card to be generated within 7-10 business days.
  • Class Schedule and Registration Information
    In late June, you will receive an assigned class schedule from the Law Admission Office. You will be required to register yourself for classes through the University’s LOCUS system.
  • Campus Cards
    Once incoming law students have completed their online class registration, they will be able to get their campus cards. Pictures may be taken Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm at the Campus Card Office located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center.
  • Direct Deposit/Refunds
    In order to receive a refund from any loans, after tuition has been paid, you need to sign up for Direct Deposit through LOCUS.  Refunds are typically available 10 days prior to the start of school. Please complete this process by August 1.
  • Tuition Payment
    Loyola generates electronic bills (E-Bills) for incoming law students on July 15, which will be due on August 5. If you have completed the loan application process and your financial account indicates that funds will be arriving prior to the start of school, you will not be assessed a late fee. Loyola offers several payment plans for those who will be covering some portion of their tuition out-of-pocket. As a reminder, your seat deposit will be paid toward your fall semester tuition. 
  • Orientation 
    First year Orientation is mandatory and scheduled for Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19. You will need to read A Civil Action by Jonathon Harr prior to Orientation. Please direct any questions regarding Orientation to Giselle Santibanez-Bania, Associate Director for Student Affairs, at gsantibanez@luc.edu.