Dates and Deadlines

First-Year J.D. Applicants

September 1: First-year J.D. applications open.

January 15: Binding Early Decision Application deadline. Applications must be completed by this date in order to be reviewed for admission. Note that the November LSAT is the last exam accepted to meet the January 15 application deadline. 

February 1: Credential Assembly Service (CAS) registration deadline. Please note that LSAC recommends that you register with them about six weeks before you plan to apply for law school.

February 15: Suggested filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for educational loans and need-based aid. 

March 1: Application deadline. Applications must be completed by this date in order to be reviewed for admission. Note that the January LSAT is the last exam accepted to meet the March 1 application deadline.

April 1: Decisions will be communicated no later than April 1 for first-year applications received by the application deadline. Some students may receive earlier notification as admission decisions are made.


Transfer Applicants

April 1: William & Mary Law begins accepting transfer applications.

June 15: Application deadline and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline.

June - August: Decisions will be communicated.


Visiting Students

April 1: William & Mary Law begins accepting visiting student applications.

June 15: Application deadline and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline.

June - August: Decisions will be communicated.