JD Application Information

Entering JD Application and Instructions

The Office of Admissions will accept applications for Fall 2014 admission starting September 1, 2013.

American University Washington College of Law offers two Early Decision Options (December or January). If you choose to apply early decision please mark the option on your application and submit the Early Decision Certification. Your file will not be considered complete without the certification. For more information about the Early Decision Option please click here.

On-line Application Form

Applications must be submitted it via the Law School Admission Council electronic application service. If you experience any difficulty or require technical assistance with the on-line service, please contact the LSAC Help Desk at 215-968-1393.


Public Interest/Public Scholarship Application

Created in 2001, the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship is offered to up to 10 full-time entering law students with outstanding academic credentials who demonstrate, through significant past volunteer and community service experience, a strong commitment to practicing law in the public interest or government. The scholarship covers the 86 credits required for graduation, and is renewable for each of a student's three years or full-time study, assuming the student remains in good academic standing and adheres to the general requirements for participation as a PI/PS Scholar. PIPS application deadline extended through January 31, 2014 and past that date applications will be considered on a case-by-case depending on timing. Please contact Asst. Director of Admissions Meghan Walter at mwalter@wcl.american.edu to confirm if we can accept a late PIPS application.

Transfer and Visitor Application & Instructions

View instructions on how to apply and a list of deadline dates.

Application Fee Waiver

The $70.00 application fee will be automatically waived for JD applications at the present time.

Information Requests

If your mailing address is in the United States or Canada, you can receive a copy of our Admissions Viewbook by completing the Information Request form posted below. Our application form can only be accessed on-line via the Law School Admission Council Electronic Application Service. We are unable to mail our Admissions Bulletin outside the U.S and Canada. Download a PDF version of our Admissions Viewbook.

Request Form


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