Direct Admission Program

2018 Direct Admission Program

The ABA has extended the Direct Admissions Program for the fall 2018 cycle.  The Direct Admissions Program allows USD undergraduate students to waive the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) when applying to the USD School of Law.

USD undergraduate students may apply to the USD School of Law Direct Admissions Program if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. They scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT; and
  2. They have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA at USD of 3.50 through six semesters of academic work.
  3. Will graduate from USD in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester.

The USD School of Law Direct Admissions Program will enable USD undergraduate students who are interested in attending law school to have their applications considered by the School of Law on a priority basis. The ABA Rules limit the number of applicants who may be admitted under this program. All USD students admitted through the Direct Admissions Program will be guaranteed scholarship funding.

Interested applicants may contact Jorge García, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid at or by calling (619) 260-4528.


JD Admissions
Warren Hall, Room 203
Phone: (619) 260-4528
Fax: (619) 260-2218


M,T: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
W: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Th., F.: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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