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, 2023. This program is only for students who have determined 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 2023 Early Decision Agreement form‌. Applicants must submit all required application materials (personal statement, CAS report with LSAT score, transcripts, and letter(s) of recommendation) and their Early Decision Agreement form by the December 1, 2023 deadline

Applicants to this program must take the LSAT by November 2023 and not register for any future test dates within our current application cycle. If any of the required material is not received by December 1, 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. 

Early October 2023

Application for Fall 2024 will be available at LSAC.org.


November 2023

Applicants must take the LSAT by November to be eligible to apply for the Early Decision program and not register for any future test dates within our current application cycle.

December 1, 2023

Deadline to submit Early Decision Agreement and all required application materials.

December 31, 2023

Decision to the Early Decision  program will be rendered.