Admissions General FAQ

  • We welcome you to learn more about the LLS community by joining us for a virtual or in-person event. Please note that we cannot accommodate unscheduled or drop in visitors per university policy. Campus tours will be announced to prospective students in February. Because access to campus is limited, all visitors to the LLS campus must have a confirmed reservation.

  • We strongly encourage applicants to use the LSAC electronic application. In addition to the application itself, we require the following: 1) CAS report (includes LSAT score and may include letters of recommendation); 2) Letter(s) of Recommendation (one letter is required, up to two are accepted); 3) Personal Statement; 4) Resume (strongly encouraged). 

  • The priority application deadline for the Day Division is February 1, 2024. The priority application deadline for the Evening Division is April 15, 2024. 

    The application fee is $65.00. It is waived for the 2024 cycle is waived until December 31, 2023. The application fee will remain waived for alumni and current students (Undergraduate and Graduate programs) of Loyola Marymount University.

  • For the fall 2022 entering class, our LSAT range is:

    25th% = 157
    50th% = 161
    75th% = 163

    Our GPA range is:

    25th% = 3.47
    50th% = 3.70
    75th% = 3.81

  • Yes, we offer both financial aid and scholarships.  Financial Aid consists of a loan package that will be determined by the Financial Aid Office and any scholarships awarded by the Admissions Office. All admitted students are considered for scholarships; there is no separate application required.  The Scholarship Committee requires an additional statement for admitted students interested in the Public Interest Scholars Program. View our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on financial aid.

  • Yes, we accept the April LSAT score. However, for applicants applying to the Day program we caution that by the time we receive April scores, a large number of seats will have been filled; therefore, it can be more competitive for the remaining seats. 

    For applicants applying to the Part-Time Evening program, there is no disadvantage to taking the April test, as the priority deadline is not until April 15. The last LSAT score accepted for the Part-Time Evening program is June.

  • If you have taken the LSAT multiple times and have a score differential of 4 points or more, we ask that you submit an addendum explaining the circumstances surrounding the disparity. At our discretion, we may base the decision solely on your high score.

  • Requests for deferrals are taken on a case-by-case basis. Generally, deferrals are only granted when circumstances not in existence and that could not have been foreseen at the time of your application arise prior to your enrollment to Loyola.  It is important to note that, if granted, a deferral is binding; therefore, contractually obligating you to attend Loyola the following year. Scholarships are NOT deferred. You will be re-considered the following year with that current applicant pool.

  • Because the legal profession requires the highest standard of ethical conduct, applicants are required to be truthful and accurate in their application documents and interact professionally and responsibly with members of the Admissions Office and law school.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review LSAC's Rules Governing Misconduct and Irregularities to insure their compliance with this standard.