​Direct Admissions Program

The ABA has approved an extension of the Direct Admissions Program for Fall 2022 admission. The Direct Admissions Program allows University of San Diego undergraduate students to waive the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) or GRE Test 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 during the cycle in which they took the exam; and
  2. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 in at least six semesters of academic work while enrolled at USD; and
  3. Will graduate from USD in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester.

Prospective students who have already taken the LSAT or GRE are not eligible to apply as part of the Direct Admissions Program, however, they 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 may be mailed or turned into the office directly.

Interested applicants may contact:

USD Law School Admissions Office

(619) 260-4528