Early Decision Program

The Early Decision program is a binding program that allows candidates to apply early and receive a decision from the Admissions Committee by December 31, 2016.  This program is only for students who believe Loyola is the best fit and their number one law school choice.  This program is not for students who would like to consider admission or financial aid offers from other schools. 

Early Decision candidates are evaluated under the same criteria as applicants who apply during the regular admissions cycle.  Admission to Loyola is competitive and the Admissions Committee will consider Early Decision candidates’ enthusiasm and strong interest in attending Loyola.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to complete and submit the Early Decision Certification form‌.  This form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at admissions@lls.edu.  In addition to the Early Decision Certification, applicants are required to submit all application materials (personal statement, CAS report with LSAT score, transcripts, and letter(s) of recommendation) by the December 9, 2016 deadline.  

Applicants to this program must take the LSAT by October 2016.  If any of the required material is not received by December 9, your application will be considered in the general admission pool.  There are no exceptions to this deadline. 

Please note: Candidates may apply for Early Decision or general admission but not both. While awaiting a decision from Loyola, Early Decision candidates may apply to other schools but may not participate in any other early decision program.  

Additional Information

Early Decision candidates will be admitted, waitlisted or denied admission.  Applicants who are waitlisted or denied can continue to consider other law schools, including initiating applications to new law schools if they desire.  Applicants not admitted under this program are not bound by this agreement. 

Applicants admitted to Loyola's Early Decision Program must:

  • immediately withdraw their other law school applications and refrain from initiating new law school applications
  • decline any acceptances they may have received prior to their admission to Loyola as an Early Decision candidate
  • submit their intent to register and seat deposit by the deadline indicated in their admission material.

Special Note

If you are unsure about applying to Loyola through the Early Decision program, please contact our office.  Unfortunately, the Admissions Committee has revoked the admission offers of previous admitted Early Decision applicants who have violated their Early Decision Certification.