Campus Visit


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Summer Schedule runs June 2- August 8, 2014

During the summer Admissions offers some visit options that are specific to whether you are a prospective student (may be applying in the future) or are a current applicant/ incoming student. The law school is scheduled to move to our Tenley Campus located two blocks from the Tenleytown Metro in fall 2015. http://tenley.wcl.american.edu/

Prospective Students: Since prospective students could potentially enroll after we have moved to our new Tenley Campus, visit options for this group will address the admissions process and highlight academic programs and the advantages of studying in Washington, D.C.

Current Applicants and Incoming Students: Those who might enroll this fall 2014 will spend their first year of law school in our current facility at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW but will complete subsequent years at the Tenley Campus. Tours for this group will focus on preparing to start this fall; what to expect during your first year; housing advice, and visiting areas of the facility frequently used by first-year students.

Click Here to View Summer Visit Schedule and to RSVP.


If you aren't able to visit for a scheduled activity, you are still welcome to stop by the Office of Admissions or the Security Desk in the Lobby to pick up a copy of the Self-Guided Tour. You may also schedule an informational meeting with your 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.

Tenleytown Metro Visitor Information

Information about traveling to Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations, shuttle bus transportation to WCL:


Admissions Reception Desk, Suite 507

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Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Phone: 202-274-4101
Email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

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.

Summer Session Student Staff:
Drew Mickler, second-year student, graduate of Central Michigan University, from White Lake, MI
Eason Sparkman-Wilson,
second year student, graduate of Morgan State University, from Baltimore, MD
Hollianne Snyder,
third-year student, graduate of Florida State University, from Catasauqua, PA