JD Application Information

Entering First-year JD Application and Instructions


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.

Online Application Form

We start accepting applications for Fall 2017 on September 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted 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.

Admissions is still accepting first-year applications for fall 2016 enrollment for candidates who submit all required materials by July 29, 2016. These materials include: application; resume; personal statement; letter of recommendation; LSAT score; and Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report with transcript information. There is no fee to apply.

Public Interest/Public Scholarship Application

Created in 2001, the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship is offered to up to 5 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 has been extended to January 31, 2016.

Transfer and Visitor Application & Instructions