Application Review

Oklahoma City University School of Law is committed to reviewing your application in its entirety. A record of academic success and strong skills as evidenced by the LSAT and grade point average (GPA) are the best predictors for your chances of admission.  We also review your personal statement, letters of recommendation, resume, and addenda for evidence of a clear motivation and serious commitment to pursue a legal education, a strong sense of personal responsibility, maturity and judgment, a well-developed work ethic, service and leadership within your community (school, church, city, neighborhood), and life and work experiences that will enhance the diversity and perspectives of our student body and law school community.

DECISION LETTER TIME-LINE

While many applicants receive a decision almost immediately, decisions generally take approximately 4 to 6 weeks upon receipt of your completed file.  Your file is considered complete upon the submission of your admissions application, the $50 application fee, your LSAT score as reported by LSAC, a personal statement, a professional resume, at least two letters of recommendation, your official undergraduate transcript, and any supplemental addenda. The Admissions Committee will not consider you for admission until your admission file is complete.

IMPORTANCE OF GPA

Contrary to popular belief, the Admissions Committee does not require a minimum undergraduate GPA.  Nevertheless, if your GPA falls below our median, you should consider addressing the circumstances of your undergraduate education that help to explain your GPA in a separate addendum.

IMPORTANCE OF LSAT SCORE

The LSAT provides insight on an applicant’s critical thinking and logical reasoning skills; both of which are indicative of your likelihood of success in law school.   For this reason, applicants should devote sufficient time to prepare for the LSAT.

ADMISSION NOTIFICATION

If you are selected for admission, you will receive written notification via U.S. Mail. You will receive a schedule of events for admitted students, a form to reserve your seat in the class, and information about orientation and registration.

WAIT-LISTED OR ASAP

Wait listed applicants will not be notified of a decision until mid-July.  Similarly, applicants invited to participate in the Alternate Summer Admission Program (ASAP) will not be extended an invitation until late March.

APPLICATION TIPS

Looking for a way to set your application apart? Review the Admissions Office’s Top 10 Tips for being admitted.

INFORMATION FOR DENIED APPLICANTS

Decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.  Applicants denied admissions may reapply the following year.