Admissions Information


On-campus interview completion deadline is December 15
Off-campus interview request deadline (via submitting an application): December 1
Application completion deadline is January 15
Decisions available by February 1
Enrollment deposit deadline is March 15

Required Application Items

  • Application Form
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Updated Resume
  • Interview (Optional)
    Accelerated JD applicants are encouraged, but not required to interview as part of their application. All interviewing options, deadlines and procedures are available on our Request an Interview Admissions site.
  • Standardized Test
    Applicants may take either the LSAT or the GMAT, as an experiment aimed at providing the Admissions Committee with additional information regarding applicants' quantitative and writing abilities.

    The LSAT is offered four times per year: February, June, September/October, and December. Applicants may register for the LSAT through the Law School Admission Council web site.

    The GMAT is a computer-adaptive exam and is offered on an ongoing basis, generally six days a week, at various testing centers. For a list of testing centers and to schedule your exam, please consult the Graduate Management Admission Council web site.

    Should a student decide to withdraw from the Accelerated JD Program prior to completion and apply to other law schools, they should consult with those institutions concerning their admissions policies and standardized test requirements. In most cases, candidates will be required to provide other law schools with LSAT results.

  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript
    Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you take the LSAT exam, submit your transcripts directly to the Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS). If you take the GMAT, submit transcripts directly to the Law School admissions office: Northwestern University School of Law, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
  • Personal Statement