FAQ's

Villanova University School of Law

What are the application requirements?

A personal statement, resume and one letter of recommendation are required. You must also participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and be registered with CAS during the application year. You must apply online, and there is a $75 application fee (fee waived for new fall 2014 JD applicants.

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Are letters of recommendation required?

One letter of recommendation is required; two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. To include letters of recommendation, you must use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. In lieu of additional letters of recommendation, or in addition to, you may utilize the LSAC Online Evaluation Service. Letters of recommendation and/or evaluations must be submitted through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.

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When can I apply?

You may submit your application beginning October 1.

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What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is April 1. If your application is received after this date, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

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Do you offer Early Decision?

Yes. Early Decision applications must be complete by December 1. Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision by December 31. For more information, please click here

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What is the last LSAT you consider for the fall term?

February

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How do you evaluate multiple LSAT scores?

The Admissions Committee considers all LSAT scores; however, the most consideration may be given to the highest score. If you have substantially different scores on multiple testing dates, you should provide an explanation discussing the discrepancy.

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How do I check the status of my application?

To check the status of your application: https://aces2.lsac.org/YourStatus/membership/logon.aspx . You will receive an e-mail with a user ID and password shortly after we receive your application.

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Do you offer fee waivers?

Villanova Law does offer merit, service and need-based fee waivers. Applicants, who qualify for an LSAC need-based fee waiver, will automatically have their fee waived. Applicants, who have compelling financial circumstances, should e-mail admissions@law.villanova.edu, describing their reasons for requesting a waiver (include all pertinent documentation). These are granted on a case-by-case basis.

Merit-based fee waivers are automatically made available through queries to the Candidate Referral Service.

Service-based fee waivers are available for alumni and current members of AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps, Teach for America and the United States Military. You must provide documentation of your service. 

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Do you offer interviews?

Yes; however, interviews are by invitation only. Being invited to interview does not mean one applicant is viewed more or less favorably than another. Any outcome is possible with or without an interview. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly and holistically, independent of the Admissions Committee's decision to invite an applicant to interview. Learn more about the interview program here.

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Do you offer a part-time program?

No. Villanova Law only offers a full-time day program. We only enroll students for the fall semester.

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Do you offer any dual degree programs?

Villanova Law offers several dual degree programs: the JD/MBA; JD/LLM in Taxation; and the JD/LLM in International Studies.

For information on the Graduate Tax Program, please click here.  

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Do I need to submit a separate application for scholarship consideration?

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply. You do not need to submit a separate application. Merit-based scholarships are awarded primarily based on undergraduate GPA and LSAT performance.

For more information on scholarship opportunities, please click here.

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How can I schedule a visit?

To learn more about visiting Villanova Law, please click here.

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Admissions Office

Villanova University School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-7010
Fax: 610-519-6291

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