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Juris Doctor (JD) Applicants


The Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions schedule.  The Office of Admissions strongly encourages applicants who are interested in starting in the fall to apply before February 1, the early action deadline.  However, applications will be accepted through July 31 for the fall as space remains available. The deadline to apply for spring admission is December 1, and the deadline to apply for summer admission is April 13. Apply now!

Application Checklist

  1. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution.
  2. Complete the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
  3. Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  4. Submit an application and personal statement to TU Law via LSAC.
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation to the CAS.
  6. Comply with the Character and Fitness Jurisdiction Requirements.

Application Instructions

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. To apply for a fee waiver, click here.

Register to receive a current year CAS report and register to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) via, 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, please go to 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, seriousness of purpose regarding pursuit of law degree, employment history, capacity for leadership, maturity, obstacles overcome, discipline, passion for law, a personal interview (if applicable) and service within community or within campus community.

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 of Law requires that all applicants who have earned degrees from institutions outside the United States or Canada submit an original copy of the TOEFL score to LSAC. 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. 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.


Apply to TU Law now!