We will accept applications for the 2013 –14 academic year between September 1, 2012, and February 15, 2013. Filing of the application form alone is sufficient to meet the regular-decision deadline of February 15. (Please see our discussion of our binding Early Decision option, for which the application deadline is November 15.) Because we use a rolling admissions process, however, (that is, we review applications in the order in which they are completed), applicants are encouraged to submit Michigan’s application form and all supporting documentation as early as possible in the admissions season. Thus, applicants who submit supporting materials after the February 15 deadline may be at a disadvantage.
In addition to registering with CAS and registering for and taking the LSAT, all applicants to the University of Michigan Law School must complete and submit an application for admission and pay an application fee of $75. Michigan also requires a letter of recommendation and a personal statement. An applicant’s file is considered complete when the application for admission, the application fee, one letter of recommendation, a list of activities and work experiences, the personal statement, and an LSAC Law School Report have been received by the Admissions Office. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that all application materials and supporting credentials have been received by the Law School. Once an application is complete, it will be submitted for review, and we are not able to delay review to await additional materials.
For more information and FAQ about the application process, please refer to our website. We encourage you to keep track of your application via our online status checker.