The Office of Admissions hosts many opportunites for prospective and admitted students to visit campus. These include hour long Student-led tours and Information Sessions and half-hour long Waiting List Candidate Sessions; Q&A Sessions; and Highlights Student-Led Tours. You can also visit a first-year class (many of the spring class offerings are first-year electives). Space is limited for all activities so you must RSVP in advance to our Admissions Reception Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email with logistics once registered to visit.
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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.
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.
Spring Semester Student Staff:
Corey, third-year student from Stamford, CT, graduate of University of Maryland-College Park
Prianka third-year student from Chicago, IL, graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University
Michelle, third-year student from Cincinnati, OH, graduate of The Ohio State University
Naema, second-year student from Centreville, VA, graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University
Danielle, third-year student from Jillette, NJ, graduate of Gettysburg College