Direct Admissions Program

The ABA has recently approved an extension of the Direct Admissions Program for the fall 2017 cycle.  The Direct Admissions Program allows University of San Diego undergraduate students to waive the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) application requirement when applying to USD School of Law.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

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

  1. Scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT; and
  2. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA at USD of 3.50 through six semesters of academic work; and
  3. Will graduate from USD in the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester.

Prospective students who have already taken the LSAT are not eligible to apply as part of the Direct Admissions Program, but are welcome to apply to our regular JD Program. 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.

Applicants to the Direct Admissions Program will also need to submit the Direct Admissions Agreement and Certification Form to the office of Admissions in order to complete their JD application. Forms my be mailed or turned into the office directly. 

Interested applicants may contact Jorge García, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid at jdinfo@sandiego.edu or by calling (619) 260-4528 for more information.

Contact:

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

Hours

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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