Top 50 Law School Application Opening Dates for the 2018-2019 Cycle

*Please note, schools can change these dates, and it is possible that when we called to ask them that they gave us the dates applications become available to fill out on the LSAC website rather than when applications are accepted (although we were very careful to clearly articulate what we were asking about) — but this should be highly accurate to the extent we can control it.

Also please note that several schools — including notably all 3 of Harvard, Yale, and Stanford — told us that they had not yet decided on an exact date that they will be accepting applications. We will check back and fill these in as they become available, but estimates from the admissions offices are below. Additionally, you can browse last year's dates for reference.

Organized by School:

Yale — TBA (mid-October)
Stanford — TBA (September)
Harvard — TBA (mid-September)
Chicago — September 1
Columbia — September 1
NYU — September 1
Penn — September 1
Michigan — September 1
UC Berkeley — September 1
UVA — September 1
Duke — September 1
Northwestern — September 1
Cornell — September 1
Georgetown — September 15
UT Austin — September 1
UCLA — September 1
Vanderbilt — September 1
WUSTL — September 1
USC — September 1
Minnesota — September 1
UC Irvine — September 1
Boston U — September 1
Emory — August 15
GWU — October 1
Notre Dame — September 1
Washington and Lee — August 15
Arizona State — August 15
Boston College — September 15
Alabama — September 1
Iowa — September 1
Wisconsin — September 1
IU Bloomington — September 1
Ohio State — September 15
Georgia — September 1
U Washington — October 1
Wake Forest — TBA (either September 1, September 15, or October 1)
Fordham — September 15
UC Davis — September 1
Illinois — September 1
William & Mary — September 1
BYU — September 15
George Mason — October 1
Arizona — TBA (mid-September)
Florida — September 1
UNC — October 1
Colorado — October 1
Florida State — September 1
Temple — September 15
Maryland — September 1
Baylor — July 1
SMU — September 1
Connecticut — TBA (early September)
Richmond — September 1

Organized by Date:

July 1

  • Baylor

August 15

  • Emory
  • Washington and Lee
  • Arizona State

September 1

  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • NYU
  • Penn
  • Michigan
  • Berkeley
  • UVA
  • Duke
  • Northwestern
  • Cornell
  • UT Austin
  • UCLA
  • Vanderbilt
  • WUSTL
  • USC
  • Minnesota
  • UC Irvine
  • Boston U
  • Notre Dame
  • Alabama
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • IU Bloomington
  • Georgia
  • UC Davis
  • Illinois
  • William & Mary
  • Florida
  • Florida State
  • Maryland
  • SMU
  • Richmond

September 15

  • Georgetown
  • Boston College
  • Ohio State
  • Fordham
  • BYU
  • Temple

October 1

  • GWU
  • U Washington
  • George Mason
  • UNC
  • Colorado

TBA

  • Yale (mid-October)
  • Harvard (mid-September)
  • Stanford (September)
  • Wake Forest (either September 1, September 15, or October 1)
  • Arizona (mid-September)
  • Connecticut (early September)