Direct Admissions FAQ

  • The Direct Admissions Program is open to high-achieving Loyola Marymount University (LMU) undergraduate students who graduated in May 2023 or who will graduate in December 2023 or May 2024. LMU students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher through at least six semesters of academic work at LMU and have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the SAT or ACT. This program is not available to students who have earned their bachelor’s degree from other institutions.

  • Qualified students can apply now for Fall 2024 semester. The deadline for the Direct Admissions program is April 15, 2024.

  • We will accept scores from the SAT and the ACT.

  • Candidates for LLS’ Direct Admissions Program must apply for admission through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) like all other J.D. applicants. Candidates should submit LLS’ 2024 Direct Admissions Certification and follow the application instructions. The $65.00 application fee is waived for Loyola Marymount University students if requested via email at prior to submitting your application. Direct Admissions Program applicants are required to send unofficial SAT or ACT scores by email to

  • Although there is no predetermined number of students, the American Bar Association Standard 503-3 states that law schools may admit up to 10 percent of their incoming class without a LSAT.

  • The LSAT requires a $200 fee and the GRE General Test requires a $205 fee (other fees may apply). Direct Admissions candidates can avoid these fees and the time and energy spent preparing for one of these tests.

  • If you are interested in several law schools, we advise you to take the LSAT or GRE. You can apply as a traditional Day or Evening candidate to LLS.

  • Please contact the Office of Admissions,