The Early Decision Option (EDO) is designed for full and part-time prospective first-year law candidates who are positive that American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is their first choice. Since the evaluation for need-based financial aid cannot be reviewed by January 31, 2017, early decision is not recommended for candidates who need to know their full financial aid package before paying a deposit. We expect EDO candidates have researched a range of law schools and are committed to enrolling at AUWCL in the fall if offered admission.
The early decision process is easy and efficient. By applying through this process candidates save time, money, effort and the stress that comes with applying to multiple law schools. Additionally, candidates admitted early decision are considered first for merit scholarships. Other types of financial aid are awarded later in the admissions process. Candidates admitted through this option are eligible for our institutional need-based grants on the same terms as non-early decision candidates.
Applicants have the choice to apply for two separate Early Decision Options - December or January.