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Admissions Timeline

January

Year prior to enrollment:

If you have not already taken the LSAT, begin planning on the date that you will take the test and schedule preparation time over several months.

June/July

Year prior to enrollment:

This is the best time to take the LSAT, if possible. You will have your score before planning on where to visit and/or apply. Don't forget to register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) when you register for the LSAT.

August

Year prior to enrollment:

Start researching schools in which you are interested, if you haven't already. Most law schools update materials over the summer and have new materials available by early fall.

September 1

Year prior to enrollment:

This is the first date that UK Law will accept applications for the following fall. Start thinking about your letters of recommendation and request these letters early in the fall. If your personal statement has been drafted, submit it to a faculty member/advisor/campus writing center for impartial review.

September

Year prior to enrollment:

Representatives from UK Law begin attending fairs at various colleges and universities and LSAC Forums. These are good opportunities to have your admissions questions answered. UK Law also begins holding information sessions on the admissions process for prospective candidates.

September/October

Year prior to enrollment:

If you were unable to take the June LSAT, this is the next best time to do so. You will have your score before planning on where to visit and/or apply. Don't forget to register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) when you register for the LSAT.

November

Year prior to enrollment:

The first UK Law Admissions Committee meeting is usually held in mid-November. Most admissions decisions are made from January-March.

December

Year prior to enrollment:

If you were unable to take the June or September/October LSAT, this is the next best time to do so. Don't forget to register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) when you register for the LSAT.

January

Year of enrollment:

The UK Law Admissions Committee begins meeting weekly through April. The Admissions Office begins processing the large number of applications received over the academic break.

February 1

Year of:

For priority consideration for admission and scholarships, you should submit your application no later than February 1 and have your file complete no later than March 1.

February

Year of:

In general, the last LSAT administration accepted for fall admission.

March 15

Year of:

This is the UK Law fall first-year application deadline. If you apply after March 15, your application may be considered, but only to the extent that space is still available in the entering class.

March 15

Year of:

This is the priority deadline for submission of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you submit the FAFSA after March 15 you still will be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, but not Perkins Loans.

Late March

Year of:

UK Law holds the Admitted Candidate Open House.

April

Year of:

UK Law first tuition deposit deadline for most admitted candidates. The Admissions Committee and Scholarship Committee typically end their deliberations in April.

May

Year of:

UK Financial Aid Office packages financial aid. The UK Law Orientation Committee sends out housing information to admitted candidates.

June 1

Year of:

UK Law second tuition deposit deadline for most admitted candidates.

July

Year of:

Admitted candidates can expect more important information about UK Law Orientation and the upcoming school year.

August

Year of:

UK Law Orientation is held in late August, the week before classes begin. New students will have the opportunity to meet current students, faculty, and staff. Classes typically begin the following Tuesday.