Know your law school deposit deadlines

2018 Deposit Deadlines
Disclaimer - some schools have seat deposit deadlines that vary depending on date of admission. Some dates reflect the first deposit deadline and there may be a second deposit deadline that is not noted. Some schools we had to call to ask and we can’t verify with absolute certainty if the information we were given on the phone may change

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know when schools will look to take applicants off of the waitlist? You could hold off on the status checker for a few days/weeks (remember, a few years ago someone checked their GULC status checker more than 1,200 in one day!) Even better, you could reach out to the school about your interest right around when they will be looking at taking people. If only we knew…

…wait, we do know! Th first real round should come a week or so afer deposit deadlnes for schools that don't hit their deposit goals (they usually give it a week for late mail/reachong out to people/etc.) So LOCI timing around deposit deadlines is a very good idea.

But there is also a hidden date. May 15th marks the first Seat Deposit Overlap Report. Among others things (eg: “hey you get the heck off of that schools commitment report or we going to yank your scholarship”), many schools often use this to determine potential waitlist needs. Indeed, even schools that may be up in deposits this year versus last could utilize the waitlist substantially if the commitment report doesn’t look favorable. So when's another good time to ping a law school? Right after May 15th.

Being admitted off the wait list involves a number of variables, but being at the right place at the right times is certainly one of them. Fortunately, we know some of those times. Put them to good use!

1 Yale University:
May 1, 2018

2 Stanford University:
May 1, 2018

3 Harvard University:
May 1, 2018

4 University of Chicago:
April 30, 2018

5 Columbia University:
May 1, 2018

6 New York University:
May 1,2018

7 University of Pennsylvania:
May 1, 2018

8 University of Michigan—Ann Arbor:
1: April 30, 2018
2: June 15, 2018

9 University of California—Berkeley:
April 15, 2018 (commit, $0)

9 University of Virginia:
1: April 17, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

11 Duke University:
April 20, 2018

11 Northwestern University:
April 23, 2018

13 Cornell University:
1: April 15, 2018
2: May 15, 2018

14 Georgetown University:
1: May 1, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

15 University of Texas—Austin:
April 15, 2018

16 University of California—Los Angeles:
1: April 16, 2018
2: June 15, 2018

17 Vanderbilt University:
1: April 18, 2018
2: May 30, 2018

18 Washington University in St. Louis:
1: April 9, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

19 University of Southern California:
1: May 1, 2018
2: July 1, 2018

20 University of Minnesota:
April 20, 2018

21 University of California—Irvine:
May 1, 2018

22 Boston University:
1: April 15, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

22 Emory University:
1: April 16, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

24 George Washington University:
April 15, 2018

24 University of Notre Dame:
April 20, 2018

26 Washington and Lee University:
April 15, 2018

27 Arizona State University:
1: April 2, 2018

27 Boston College:
April 10, 2018

27 University of Alabama:
April 1, 2018

27 University of Iowa:
April 1, 2018

27 University of Wisconsin—Madison:
1: May 1, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

32 Indiana University—Bloomington:
April 1 or April 15, 2018 (varies by admission date)

32 Ohio State University:
April 1, 2018

32 University of Georgia:
1: April 15, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

32 University of Washington:
May 1, 2018

32 Wake Forest University:
April 9, 2018

37 Fordham University:
1: April 16, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

37 University of California—Davis:
1: April 16, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

37 University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign:
1: April 16, 2018
2: May 21, 2018

37 William & Mary Law School:
May 1, 2018

41 Brigham Young University:
April 13, 2018

41 George Mason University:
1: April 15, 2018
2: June 1, 2018

41 University of Arizona:
1: (for special scholarship recipients) April 2, 2018
1: (for students who attend the ASD, waived to) April 16, 2018
2: Early June, 2018

41 University of Florida:
April 20, 2018

45 University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill:
April 9, 2018

46 University of Colorado—Boulder:
1: May 4, 2018
2: May 25, 2018

47 Florida State University:
1: April 16, 2018

47 Temple University:
April 15, 2018

49 University of Maryland:
1: April 16, 2018
2: June 11, 2018

50 Baylor University:
April 1, 2018

50 Southern Methodist University:
April 1, 2018

50 University of Connecticut:
April 15, 2018

50 University of Richmond:
1: April 15, 2018
2: June 1, 2018