2017 Waiting List Information

General Information

  • Selected waiting list candidates are contacted beginning in April through the summer via email.
  • If you will be unavailable by telephone and email at any point between now and August 15th, please designate a person who can make a deposit on your behalf. Email your designee's name and contact information to your admissions counselor.
  • If your contact information changes after you submit this form, please email your admissions counselor with the updated information.
  • If you are a spring 2017 graduate please send a copy of your spring transcript to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) so they can provide us with an updated LSDAS report.
  • If you wish to indicate your continued interest, you can email your admissions counselor a brief statement. Please refrain from contacting your counselor more than once a month and from sending other update items other than those indicated. While you are welcome to visit the law school, please note that we do not offer evaluative interviews.
  • If a candidate is unsuccessful in gaining admission from the waiting list, final notification will be sent after classes have begun in September.

Waiting List Information Sessions

Admissions offers these Waiting List Information Sessions on most Mondays and Fridays (March 20 - May 12). These sessions are open only to candidates currently on our waiting list and will discuss the waiting list process. Attendees may also participate in the General Information Session and/or tour that day. The waiting list will not be discussed in the General Information Sessions so candidates with specific waiting list questions should attend the Waiting List session. Click here to see schedule and RSVP information.

Action Items

1) Confirming your Participation: Complete and submit the Waiting List Reply Form with accurate contact information within two weeks of receipt of your waiting list notification. (Please note, it can take up to a week from the date of receipt of a submitted form for your status to be updated on the Online Status page.)

2) Applying for Financial Aid: Please be sure that you have completed all financial aid forms so we can expedite the award process if you are admitted. The need-based grant application and FAFSA form are due by March 1 regardless of whether or not you have received a final admission decision. A financial aid award letter will be generated after receipt of the deposit.

3) Accepting our Offer of Admission: If a waiting list candidate is contacted and decides to accept, in an effort to be fair to all candidates, he/she is required to submit a $900.00 non-refundable seat deposit on-line via the <myau.american.edu> web portal within 24 hours of the offer. Both credit card and E-check payments are accepted. The $900.00 deposit is credited toward fall tuition.

  • Deferment of admission is not available to candidates admitted from the waiting list.