Applying as a First-Year Student
We’re pleased you’re applying to Quinnipiac University School of Law. Our application can be found on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.
The Quinnipiac University School of Law operates under a rolling-admissions system, but the Admissions Committee suggests submitting your application by March 1 for fall admissions and scholarship consideration. Early application is strongly advised. Dean’s Fellows candidates must apply by Feb. 1.
An attempt is made to review applicants’ files as soon as they are complete and to notify applicants of the Faculty Admissions Committee’s decision as soon as possible. However, since we attempt to enroll the best possible class, many decisions are not finalized for the fall semester until March or April.
- Complete Application Form
- Send Transcripts
- Draft Personal Statement
- Submit Resume
- Arrange for Letters of Recommendation
- Complete FAFSA (if applicable)
In order to apply you must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
There is no ideal major or required major for law school. Today law students are graduates from all fields of study, including business, education, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, nursing and social sciences, and others. More important is pursuing a program that teaches one to think logically, read carefully and write well.
- Take the LSAT.
The LSAT is a demanding standardized test and we recommend that you prepare for it seriously and carefully. The LSAT is usually offered four times a year: February, June, October and December. We accept LSAT scores earned within five years previous to the application date. Please note that if you take the test more than once, we use your higher LSAT score. You may not take the test more than three times in a two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or if your score is not otherwise reported.
- Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
This service will send your transcripts, application and letters of recommendation to the law school. Quinnipiac’s LSAC code is 3973.
- 1. Complete the application form.
Complete the electronic application using CAS. CAS will ensure we receive your application. Quinnipiac’s LSAC code is 3973.
- 2. Request that all transcripts be sent to CAS.
Request transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate school attended. All transcripts should be sent directly to the Credential Assembly Service.
- 3. Draft your personal statement.
This should be a clear and concise statement articulating your reasons for pursuing a legal education. You can include an additional statement further explaining details which may not be clear or obvious in your transcripts.
- 4. Submit a resume.
We require a resume that clearly outlines life, work, education and community service experience.
- 5. Arrange for at least two letters of recommendation.
Consider asking academic professors or employers to provide positive, accurate statements on your behalf. These documents should be sent directly to CAS. Quinnipiac University School of Law requires a total of two letters or recommendation and will accept up to three.
- 6. Explore your financial options.
If you’re applying for financial aid, there are a number of steps you must take.
- Sept. 1: Quinnipiac begins receiving applications on a rolling basis.
- Dec.: LSAT administration. We recommend that applicants take the LSAT no later than the December before they hope to enroll at the law school. The LSAT is usually offered four times a year - February, June, October and December.
- Jan. 1: FAFSA forms are available from the U.S. government. Beginning with the 2017-2018 financial aid application cycle, the FAFSA will be available on October 1.
- Feb. 1: Dean’s Fellows scholarship application deadline.
- March 1: Suggested deadline for fall admission and merit scholarship consideration.
- April 15 and June 1: Deadlines for deposits.