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First Year Application Checklist

Checklist for First Year J.D. Applicants

Required Application Materials Deadline
__ A completed Application for Admission, including a personal statement and response to the essay question May 31
__ A non-refundable application fee of $35 or an authorized fee waiver. The application fee is waived for applicants who apply on-line through LSAC by January 16. The application fee is non-refundable.
May 31
__ A current LSAT score (submitted through LSAC Credential Assembly Service) May 31*
__ Two recommendation letters, including one academic or employer recommendation (submitted through LSAC Credential Assembly Service) May 31*
__ A transcript of all courses attempted at each college and graduate school attended (submitted through LSAC Credential Assembly Service) May 31*
__ A completed Declaration of Residency form (D.C. residents only) May 31
*Applications are not reviewed until all required materials have been received. Applicants should complete their applications no later than June 1.

Required Financial Aid Materials** Deadline
__ UDC-DCSL Financial Aid Checklist Application submitted to UDC-DCSL (all financial aid applicants)
March 31
(Late Admits: ASAP)
__ Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) submitted to federal processor (applicants who wish to receive federal loans or federal work study)
__ Need Access Scholarship Application submitted to Need Access (applicants for need-based scholarships only) March 31
(Late Admits: ASAP)
__ BLSA Scholarship Application (qualified applicants) April 30
__ Advocate for Justice Scholarship Application (qualified applicants) May 15
__ No application is required for other first-year Merit Scholarships. The awards are based on the information in the application for admission. N/A
**See the Financial Aid section for details about required materials.

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