Procedures & Timeline for the JD Applicant
Our priority consideration date is February 1. Applications may be submitted anytime between September 1 and June 1 (on a space-available basis) for admission into the fall semester. Applications are accepted until the class is filled.
Early application is encouraged:
Early applicants are likely to be at an advantage for admission due to space limitations in the entering class.
Applicants wishing priority consideration for admission, scholarship and grant assistance from the School of Law are encouraged to apply by February 1.
Late applicants are invited to contact the Office of Admissions to determine seating availability.
The Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications in December and continues to review applications until the class is filled.
Admission decisions are made on a "rolling basis," with most applicants being notified within three weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office.
Detailed application procedures:
- Visit the Law School Admission Council website at www.lsac.org. Law school applicants will register for various processes administered by this organization, including the LSAT, CAS, letter of recommendation or evaluation service, International Student Credential Evaluation Service, etc.
- Register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The LSAT is offered four times annually: June, October, December and February. Generally, applicants are advised to schedule the LSAT at least six-nine months prior to the planned August enrollment in law school.
- Begin preparations for the Law School Admission Test several months prior to the test administration date. A variety of test preparation materials and courses are available. Regent Law offers an LSAT Prep Workshop each fall and spring.
- Submit the application for admission. Applicants should apply online through LSAC. If you have any technical difficulty using the online application, please contact LSAC's Help Desk at 215.968.1393. Shortly after Regent receives your LSAC E-app, we will email you a login and pin for access to an online application status check.
- Submit the completed application, including the Personal Statement, the signed Community Life form, two letters of recommendation, resume', and the $50 application fee. Prospective students who wish to receive priority consideration for financial assistance from the School of Law should submit the application for admission by February 1. Scholarships and grants are awarded shortly after a student has been admitted.
- As outlined on the LSAC website, arrange to have official copies of all of your college (including graduate) transcripts sent to Law Services.
- Arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. It is expected that the faculty letter of recommendation will come from a professor who taught the applicant a substantive course pertaining to the major or concentration of study. A second LOR is required from your clergy or spiritual leader (someone who is capable of commenting on your spiritual character) or from an employer, commanding officer, or other professional. The committee prefers that the clergy recommendation form be completed by your pastor, associate pastor, or other church or ministry leader. Recommendations from a friend or family member are discouraged. Recommenders are requested to use the forms found here or on the LSAC website for Regent Law applicants.
- Admitted applicants are required to submit a non-refundable seat deposit in order to reserve a seat in the entering class. The deposit is due by April 1 or within two weeks after the offer of admission has been extended, whichever is later. Candidates are discouraged from depositing at multiple law schools. LSAC provides the law schools with a list of candidates who have deposited at multiple schools.
- Students admitted to the program must also submit to Regent Law School official, degree-conferred transcripts from all institutions attended prior to matriculation. This requirement is in addition to the transcripts previously submitted to LSAC.
- Prospective students should carefully review the Honor Code and Standard of Personal Conduct before submitting an application for admission.