Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law to Accept GRE Scores Beginning Fall 2019 Admissions Cycle

July 10, 2018

Beginning this September for the fall 2019 admissions cycle, those seeking admission to the JD program at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) will have the option to submit an LSAT score or the score received on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

The option to take the GRE may prove advantageous to a broad range of applicants who plan to take the GRE, including those seeking admission to American University’s dual degree programs.

“While the LSAT remains the most common standardized test used at American University Washington College of Law and all other law schools, we hope that giving students the option to use the GRE will expand the cultural, educational, and experiential diversity of our applicant pool,” said Professor Andrew F. Popper, chair of the law school’s Committee on Admissions.

AUWCL’s decision is consistent with many law schools that now allow applicants to submit GRE scores.


About Washington College of Law
In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first law school in the country founded by women. More than 120 years since its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school's nationally and internationally recognized programs (in clinical legal education, trial advocacy, international law, health law, and intellectual property to name a few) and dedicated faculty provide its JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For more information, visit wcl.american.edu.

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Franki Fitterer, American University Washington College of Law