September 22-December 5, 2014
The Office of Admissions hosts information sessions five times a week and coordinates visits to first-year law classes. Prospective students must RSVP in advance.
CLICK HERE to see the full schedule of visit options.
Admissions Info Session
Ask a Current Student Session
First-Year Class Visit
An admissions representative and current student session includes an overview of the admissions process, financial aid, curriculum, career development, and student activities.
A current student session discusses the student experience including what to expect during your first-year (1L), experiential learning opportunities, and student life.
Both are day and evening class visits options. Class visitors must check-in at Admissions 15 minutes prior to the class for the room assignment, arrive to the class 5 minutes early, introduce themselves to the professor, and plan to stay for the entire class period.
These sessions on a specific practice area or program opportunity will be small-group discussions with a faculty/senior administrator or will be in collaboration with a special event at the law school.
- Mondays at 1pm and 5pm
- Wednesdays at 5pm
- Thursdays at 3pm
- Fridays at 1pm
|Offered in lieu of an Admissions Info Session on the following specific dates.||Offered most Mondays through Fridays. Click here for schedule.||
|Info sessions run September 22- December 5.||-Wed, Sept 24 at 5pm
- Mon, Sept 29 at 1pm
- Thur, Oct 2 at 3pm
- Wed, Oct 8 at 5pm
- Thur, Nov 6 at 3pm
|Class visits schedule runs September 22- November 24.||Stay tuned for dates and details.|
Space is limited for all visit options, please review the schedule and email the Admissions Reception Desk the following:
- Date of Desired visit
- Time & Visit Activity
- First and Last Name
- LSAC ID # (if available)
- Mailing Address
- If you will bringing one guest
Appointments: If you aren't able to visit for a scheduled activity, you may schedule an informational meeting with an Admissions Counselor. To be fair to all applicants, we do not offer evaluative interviews. Our Committee on Admissions expects candidates to detail their achievements, challenges, and academic abilities in their application materials.
Moving to Tenley Campus:
The law school is scheduled to move to its new Tenley Campus during the 2015-2016 academic year so we will not conduct tours of our current facilty during this academic year. To learn more about our future 8-acre campus please view this site: http://tenley.wcl.american.edu/
Information about traveling to Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations, shuttle bus transportation to WCL:
- Hotel/Hostel Suggestions
- Driving directions to the Washington College of Law
- Map of the law school neighborhood
- Map of American University main campus
- Map showing the WCL Direct Shuttle stop at the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station. (The WCL Direct Shuttle runs Mondays-Fridays every 30 minutes between 8 am-12:30 am, with additional shuttles every 15 minutes between 8:00 am-Noon and 4:00 pm-8:00 pm during the fall and spring semesters)
Admissions Reception Desk, Suite 507
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Upper-level law students staff the reception desk and main phone line of the Office of Admissions. They are a great resource for prospective students and can answer questions about student life, class offerings, extra-curricular opportunities and studying law in Washington, DC.
Fall Semester 2014 Student Staff:
Raziye, second-year student, graduate of The College of New Jersey, from Jersey City, NJ
Kendall, second-year student, graduate of University of Oregon, from Eugene, OR
Hollianne, third-year student, graduate of Florida State University, from Catasauqua, PA
Lauren, third-year student, graduate of Queens College, City University of New York, from Brooklyn, NY
Naema, third-year student, graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, from Centreville, VA