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.
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.
You may submit your application beginning October 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
No. Villanova Law only offers a full-time day program. We only enroll students for the fall semester.
For information on the Graduate Tax Program, please click here.
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.