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Admission – Juris Doctor Program

All applicants are required to apply online via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). A non-refundable application fee of $30 must accompany all applications for admission to TU College of Law unless a fee waiver has been previously granted.

Register to receive a current year CAS report and register to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) via LSAC.org, or write to: LSAC/CAS, PO Box 2000, Newton, Pennsylvania 18940 or call 215-968-1001. Apply now!

Applicants seeking financial aid must complete a new free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. For more information about this process, see law financial aid.

If you received military training, you must submit a Military Training transcript to The University Registrar, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189.

What is taken into account for law school admission and scholarship consideration?

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • LSAT score
  • Character and fitness
  • Personal Statement (submitted with application)
  • Two recommendation letters (submitted to CAS)

Other factors may include, but are not limited to writing ability, the seriousness of purpose regarding the pursuit of a law degree, employment history, capacity for leadership, maturity, obstacles overcome, discipline, passion for law, a personal interview (if applicable) and service within the community or within the campus community.

Application Review Process

The JD admissions committee reviews all applications, personal statements and letters of recommendation submitted to The University of Tulsa College of Law. The Office of Admissions will contact qualified applicants to schedule a campus visit and in-person interviews.

Those selected to interview will meet with the admissions committee and may meet with select members of the faculty or the Dean. Interviews are required before admittance into the College of Law and in most cases, final decisions are shared within 24 to 72 hours after completion of the interview.

Application Checklist
Fee Waiver Request

JD application fees are $30. To apply for a fee waiver, please complete the form below.

The Office of Admissions will provide updates regarding students’ fee waiver status via the selected method (email or text).


The University of Tulsa College of Law provides equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty, employees, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

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Re-Applicants

Students who have been denied acceptance to TU College of Law and who wish to reapply, in addition to submitting a new application and CAS report, must attach a written statement to their new application which describes what steps the applicant has taken to improve their qualifications for admission. If it has been determined by a TU College of Law admission officer that one of the reasons for denial was a low LSAT, the applicant must have retaken the LSAT and shown an increase in score.

Please note that all steps that were taken in the original application must be repeated. Therefore, a new CAS report and application are necessary.

Any previously denied applicant is welcome to contact an admissions counselor at lawadmissions@utulsa.edu to discuss the reason for denial.

Submit written statements to:
The University of Tulsa College of Law
Office of Admissions
3120 East Fourth Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Transfer Applicants

Students who wish to transfer to The University of Tulsa College of Law must complete the following in the application process:

  1. Submit an application for admission and a personal statement to TU Law via LSAC.org. (Check the transfer box on the application.)
  2. Reactivate CAS account with LSAC.
  3. Arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted through LSAC.
  4. Submit a statement that explains a reason for the transfer request.
  5. Arrange for the dean of current law school to send a letter of good standing to the TU Law Office of Admissions. This letter should also include class rank.
  6. Arrange for current law school to send an official transcript reflecting a full year formal matriculation. If an applicant has completed only one semester, a conditional decision will be made based upon hours completed. Acceptance will be contingent upon receipt of a transcript reflecting all matriculation including the second semester.
  7. A second letter of good standing will need to be sent when the final transcript is sent.

Specific policies regarding transfer applications may be found in The University of Tulsa College of Law Handbook.


Transfer of Grades and Credits

Admission with Advanced Standing

The Admission and Financial Aid Committee, in its discretion, may admit a transfer student with advanced standing subject to the following:

  1. The dean of the law school from which the transfer is sought shall certify in writing the applicant’s good standing and the unconditional eligibility to re-enroll.
  2. The academic credit to be transferred shall have been earned in a law school that is approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association.
  3. The applicant shall meet all admission standards of TU College of Law and shall comply with the procedures for admission.
  4. A transfer with advanced standing shall be denied if no transferable law school credits were earned within a period of three years prior to the semester or summer session for which admission is sought.
Applicants with Online Degrees

In addition to completing the general requirements for admission, applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees from online colleges or universities must provide written documentation from their undergraduate institution that the college or university is regionally or state accredited. The applicant must also provide written documentation that the online degree or program of study is regionally accredited.

International Applicants

In addition to completing the general requirements for admission, applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees from institutions outside the United States or Canada must have their transcripts evaluated through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service. This service is included in the CAS subscription fee and the evaluation will be incorporated into the CAS report.

TU College Law accepts score reports for either TOEFL or IELTS exams. The Credential Assembly Service also includes a report of your English Proficiency score as a convenience for you. LSAC accepts score reports for either TOEFL or IELTS exams and will include your scores in your credential report when LSAC receives an official score report from the testing service.

To have your IELTS score sent, you must request that your official score report be sent to LSAC for electronic download using the IELTS system to Law School Admission Council LLM/JD Credential Assembly Svc. LSAC cannot accept paper copies of scores.

Minimum overall IELTS score required to be considered for admission: IELTS 6.5.

To submit a TOEFL score, you must contact the Education Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. The LSAC TOEFL code for the Credential Assembly Service is 0058. This score will also be incorporated in your CAS report.

Minimum overall TOEFL score required to be considered for admission:
Internet-Based Total: 90
Computer-Based Total: 233
Paper-Based Total: 570

Financial responsibility must be attested to in accordance with current cost estimates. Please complete the Confirmation of Financial Resources form. Alternatively, if an applicant wishes, he/she may provide a bank statement instead of the official CFR form as long as the bank statement is in English and the name of the person who has the account is listed on the form and it shows the banks name. If choosing this method and the account is not their own, they need to put in writing how this person is related to them.

Applicants may also obtain a letter from their bank that states that they have at least the needed amount. The letter must be signed by a bank official and be on bank letterhead. If an applicant is to be funded through an outside scholarship or corporate sponsor, he/she needs to provide an official letter stating exactly what is to be covered and a dollar amount.

For information about our international student community or questions about immigration and visas, please visit the Office of International Student Services.

Summer Start Program

Summer Start is a great way to get a jump-start on your law school journey. By securing a seat in our summer class, participating first-year students have the option to continue to accelerate or alternatively, lighten their course load during the fall 1L semester. Summer 1L enrollment consists of one four credit hour substantive first-year law class. Successful completion of Contracts this summer means that you will not take this class in the fall semester of the 1L year.

For those who have scholarship, one-twelfth of your overall scholarship package may be allocated toward summer law school tuition. However, please note that in order for financial aid (loans) to cover any portion of summer school tuition, students must be enrolled in a minimum if six summer credit hours. Information about how to enroll in an optional 2 credit hour elective will be made available to admitted summer applicants in the spring. Successful completion of the summer Contracts course plus the additional two credit hour elective will result in summer 1Ls earning a total of six credit hours toward the 88 required for the JD degree.

Those who elect to start law school in the summer will automatically be enrolled for fall courses totaling 11 credit hours. If you wish to enroll in an additional elective course in fall of 1L year to replace the contracts course already completed, that opportunity will be provided during the summer Foundations of Legal Study (FLS) orientation.

All first-year law students who intend to begin law school in summer will begin enrolling in late April. At the time of summer enrollment, you will need to know whether you intend to take four (4) credit hours (Contracts only) or six (6) credit hours (Contract plus an optional two(2)-credit hour elective) during the summer.