Still need more information?
We’ve answered a few questions we often receive from future students about the application process and requirements for admission:
Which undergraduate courses should I take to prepare for and be more competitive for law school?
There is no required or recommended undergraduate major or set of courses to prepare for law school. We admit students from a wide range of academic majors—from political science, English, and history to music, engineering and fine arts.
When should I take the LSAT?
The LSAT is offered nine times each year (January, February, March, April, June, July, September, October, and November). Your score is active for five years with LSAC. The last test we will accept for fall admission cycle is the June exam of the year you wish to enroll. If you take the June test and are applying for the upcoming fall start, you must submit your application and all other supporting materials by the final deadline and prior to your score being posted.
Can I submit an application before I take the LSAT?
Yes. If you submit your application and you are registered for a future LSAT, your application will automatically be held until we receive your score. If you have an LSAT score on file and are registered for a future LSAT, your application will be held. To remove the hold and move forward with your current LSAT score(s), please send an email to email@example.com.
What is your most recent class profile?
Our fact sheet (PDF) provides a nice snapshot of our recent entering class.
May I apply to both the Full-time JD and Weekend JD programs at the same time?
On your application for admission, you should select the division you are most interested in and that works best for your goals and personal obligations. If you are admitted to one program, you may change your program option prior to the first term, depending on space. After enrollment, you must complete the first full year to be eligible to change divisions.
When will you notify me of your admission decision?
Once your file is complete, we will begin the review process. Application review begins in December, and we send admission decisions as early as January. After this time, we review application files on a rolling basis through the end of the admissions cycle.
If I submit my application earlier, will this increase my chances of being admitted?
We apply the same standards and criteria to evaluate all applicants, whether the application is completed early or not. However, Loyola has several special scholarships and fellowships with a March 1 deadline. You must be admitted by this date to be considered. In addition, the earlier in the admissions cycle you apply, the earlier you are likely to receive a decision.
What is the CAS?
CAS stands for the Credential Assembly Service and is sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). As part of CAS, LSAC assembles your undergraduate academic summary, your LSAT score(s), official transcript(s), writing sample, and letter(s) of recommendation. Thus, you send these documents only once, and the CAS forwards the materials to each school to which you apply. We are unable to waive CAS report fees.
Where do I send my foreign transcripts?
If you completed your undergraduate work at a foreign institution, you submit your transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Authentication and Evaluation.