You’re Admitted. Next Steps
Preparing For Your First Semester
1. Reserve Your Seat
To reserve your seat as an incoming first-year law student, a seat deposit of $500 is due by the date listed on your acceptance letter. This non-refundable deposit will be credited toward your first semester’s tuition. Contact the Admissions Office if you have questions concerning the deposit. Due to the limited number of seats for incoming law students, please submit a cancellation form immediately if there is a change in your admission status.
2. Send an Official Transcript
Although we received a copy of your transcript with your LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report, you must also arrange to have your undergraduate registrar’s office send an official transcript that clearly shows the date you received your bachelor’s degree. The official transcript must be mailed to the law school at: Oklahoma City University School of Law Admissions Office, P.O. Box 61310, Oklahoma City, OK 73146.
3. Register for Classes
Students who have paid a full seat deposit will receive registration information via email by mid-June. After the registration requirements are met, the Law School Registrar will section the class and begin enrolling students for fall classes. After enrollment, students will receive an email with information on how to access their individual schedules and textbook information. Course syllabi are typically posted online in mid- to late July.
4. Prepare Request for Accommodation
If you have a disability that you believe may qualify for accommodations by the law school under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please prepare a statement outlining your disability and the accommodations that would enable you to be successful at Oklahoma City University School of Law and submit it with supporting documentation to the Academic Services office.
5. Summer Reading
There is no required reading during the summer until class assignments are posted in late July. However, if you are eager to prepare for law school during the summer, we can recommend some reading materials and will email a list of these to the admitted class during the summer.
6. Visit the Law School
If you are an admitted student and traveling over 200 miles round trip, we’ll reimburse your travel costs up to $200. To be eligible for the reimbursement, you must: (1) schedule your visit with the Admissions Office in advance; (2) travel more than 200 miles round-trip; and (3) complete the Travel Reimbursement Form and W9 form and submit them prior to your visit. (Only one travel reimbursement per admitted student.) Please call the admissions office at (405) 208.5354 to schedule your visit now.
7. Deferred Enrollment
Oklahoma City University School of Law reviews deferral requests on a case-by-case basis. All deferral requests must be in writing with an explanatory statement of the request. Candidates not granted deferred enrollment may re-apply for admission in subsequent years.
8. Bar Qualification Information
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction.
Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
On June 6, 2020, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma unanimously voted to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination in Oklahoma. The Uniform Bar Exam will be given beginning after July 1, 2021.