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We’ve answered a few questions we often receive:

What are the next steps to confirm my acceptance?

To reserve your seat and/or merit scholarship in the Fall 2021 entering class, you must submit a nonrefundable seat deposit in accordance with the dates and amounts listed in your admission email. You may elect to submit a nonrefundable $700 deposit in full to complete your deposit responsibilities early. All seat deposits will be applied to your tuition for the fall semester.

What is the best way to get in touch with the JD Admission Team?

Our office is working remotely for the Spring 2021 semester. The best way to get in touch is to email us at law-admissions@luc.edu or stop by our Drop-In Zoom Office Hours on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm CT. 

Can I visit the law school?

The health, wellbeing, and safety of our students, community, and visitors are the highest priorities of Loyola University Chicago. In consultation with experts and public health officials, all School of Law campus activities (including tours, class visits and admitted student events, as well as academic coursework and extracurricular activities) have been adapted to virtual experiences for Spring 2021.

We are hosting several admitted student events from February through April to introduce students to various programs and offices across the School of Law.

When are merit scholarships awarded?

All merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and details are included in your acceptance email.

If you were not awarded a merit scholarship, consider applying for Loyola’s first-year specialized scholarships and fellowships. The application deadline is March 1. Review Loyola’s types of aid & resources.

What are the requirements to renew my merit scholarship?

Merit scholarships are renewed automatically for students in good standing.

You can review a full list of the most frequently asked questions about financial aid and scholarships.

Does Loyola reconsider merit scholarship offers?

Loyola offers its best award at the time of admission so that you will have this important information available as you make your decision. At this time we are not matching or increasing award offers. 

Can I defer my admission?

Requests for deferment are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admission Committee. If you decide to request a deferment, please review and complete the Deferment Request Form no later than July 15 for consideration.

When can I register for fall classes?

In July you will receive an assigned class schedule and section assignment from the JD Admission and Scholarships Office. You will be required to register yourself for classes through the University’s LOCUS system.

Is orientation mandatory?

First-year orientation will be in August 2021 and is mandatory for both full-time and weekend JD students. Once the orientation dates are finalized, we will let you know. 

I received accommodations at my previous school, is this available at Loyola Law as well?

The best place to find information about accommodations at Loyola is through our Student Accessibility Center (SAC). The School of Law works closely with SAC to ensure that students requesting accommodations are provided the necessary support to succeed.

Can I transfer JD programs (Weekend JD to Full-time JD or Full-time JD to Weekend JD)?

If you decide you would like to change your program choice, you will need to submit the Request to Change Division form which will be reviewed by the Admission Committee. The deadline to do so is June 1, as to not delay any steps in your enrollment for the fall. Should the Admission Committee approve your request, you will not be able to switch back prior to matriculation.

Students who would like to change programs after enrolling in the law school will be eligible to do so after successful completion of their first year. Students will need to seek approval from the Law School Student Services team.

You can review division change scholarship policies on our Financial Aid FAQ.