Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Seattle University School of Law! We begin accepting applications on September 1 for the following year's entering class. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and the application cycle typically concludes in early July, prior to the beginning of the fall semester each August.

How to Apply

While the priority application deadline is March 1 (February 1 deadline for a completed application for consideration for the Access Admission program), you should submit your application materials as soon as you are prepared to do so. You do not need to wait until after you take the LSAT or GRE and/or receive your score.

  1. Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and sign up for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Details available on the LSAC website.
  2. Complete the Application for Admission online. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Submit the following along with the application form: 
    (a) a $65 application fee, payable on the LSAC website. Note that the application fee is automatically waived through February 1!
    (b) a personal statement, typed, double-spaced, no more than two pages
    (c) a resume detailing your academic endeavors, community service record, and employment history
  4. Take the LSAT or the GRE General Test. Registration details, testing locations, and more information about the LSAT are available from LSAC. Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) for GRE information. Test scores for either the LSAT or GRE from the past five years must be submitted. Learn more about applying with a GRE score.
  5. Send transcripts of all your undergraduate work (and any graduate transcripts, if applicable) directly to LSAC.
  6. Arrange to have a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation (we will accept up to three) submitted on your behalf. Letters from professors or professional colleagues who can attest to your work ethic, analytical and writing abilities, and other positive attributes are particularly influential. Your recommenders must submit letters directly to LSAC.
  7. Submit an optional one-page addendum if desired to address, for example, a large difference between multiple LSAT or GRE scores, a diversity statement, or anything you wish to share that is not included elsewhere in your application.

Note that there are some additional procedures for international students.

Online Application Status Check

In order to keep you up to date on your application file, you may check the status of your application online through LSAC. Log on credentials will be sent by the Admission Office shortly after your application is received. Note that all admission decisions will be sent via e-mail. Please ensure that the Admission Office has your current e-mail address. Questions? Contact lawadmis@seattleu.edu.