JD Enrollment Requirements

Admission Deposits

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Phone: (415) 422-6586
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In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2023 entering class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 is required by 4 p.m. on April 17, 2023, or 3-4 weeks after your admission notice if you have been admitted March 24 or later. Applicants admitted after March 24 will be subject to a separate deposit deadline which will be noted in your admission notification. Your first deposit must be submitted with the Admissions Response Form.

A second non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 is required by 4 p.m. on June 20, 2023. Applicants admitted after June 1 will be subject to a separate deposit deadline which will be noted in your admission letter and must submit a combined first and second deposit of $700. Your deposit(s) must be submitted with the Reconfirmation Response Form.

Admission deposits can be paid online using a credit/debit card (Master Card, Visa, AMEX, or Discover), or an electronic e-check via an online student portal called myUSF. MyUSF login and password information will be emailed to new admits in mid-January 2023 or within 2 weeks of your admission date if admitted after January 16.

1.       To pay your admission deposit, log on to the myUSF dashboard

2.       Click on the Deposit button on the home screen

3.       Click the link with the name of your program and start term

4.       Continue through to the checkout process

5.       Submit your credit card payment to complete your admission deposit

Remember to submit the Admissions Response Form after making an online payment. Forms may be emailed to lawadmissions@usfca.edu.

Failure to submit your required admission deposits by the appropriate deadlines will result in the immediate cancellation of your admission to the USF School of Law.

Covid Vaccination requirement

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Official Transcript

Admission to the University of San Francisco School of Law is contingent upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree prior to the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. You are required to submit an official transcript confirming completion of your baccalaureate degree by August 1, 2023. The transcript must be sent by the degree-granting institution directly to the USF School of Law Office of Admissions.

Hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable even if they are in a sealed envelope. Transcripts received from LSAC as part of your JD CAS report are acceptable as long as the degree conferral date is noted on the transcript and dated in 2018 or later.

Photo

Please submit a digital photo by June 20, 2023. One copy of the digital photo will be added to your permanent file and is REQUIRED of all new students. The second copy will be used in the New Student Picture Book, which is an internal law school publication. Inclusion of your photo in the New Student Directory is optional. The New Student Picture Book, distributed to faculty, administrators, and first year students lists only your name, undergraduate school, and city of permanent residence. Your digital photo may be emailed in JPEG format to lawadmissions@usfca.edu. Please submit your photo with the Student Directory Form.

Change of Address

It is imperative that you notify the admissions office of any address changes (including email address). You are solely responsible for any and all important information sent to you by the law school and the University of San Francisco, especially documentation that requires responses by specific deadlines.

In the event that you will be unavailable during deadline periods, you must submit a letter to the admissions office authorizing a proxy to act on your behalf. You may contact the Office of Admissions by email.

Please note that information regarding your application and admission to the USF School of Law is confidential and will not be released to anyone other than the applicant. If you are unable to communicate with the Office of Admissions directly, you must submit written authorization for a parent, spouse, family member, or friend to act as your proxy and make decisions or inquiries on your behalf.

Application/Character & Fitness Updates

All applicants are required to complete the disclosure questions in the Character and Fitness section of the Application. USF requires applicants to disclose any issues related to academic probation, suspension, warning and disqualification (particularly from a previous law school). In addition all applicants must disclose any felony or misdemeanor conviction, as well as any juvenile adjudication, or pending charges including a DUI (or any alcohol or drug-related offense). This includes any conviction that may have been expunged. Information should include the date of each incident, full explanation of the incident, including the name of the charge, and the final disposition of each charge. In addition, you will be asked to disclose information if you were party to a civil suit. 

Please note that USF School of Law requires that applicants previously disqualified from a prior ABA law school are required to wait at least two years before applying to USF and must only apply as a new first year law student. In addition, all applicants are required to notify the School of Law if any changes to the information included in their Application for Admission occur after the application has been submitted. In particular, all applicants must immediately notify the Director of Admissions if any new academic probation, suspension, warning, or disqualification issues arise, or if any new conviction of any felony or misdemeanor takes place after submitting the application or if you become party to a civil suit after submitting your application.

Conviction is any of the following: (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, (2) a verdict or finding of guilt regardless of whether sentence is imposed by the court. The Bar Examiners will receive reports of any such convictions from law enforcement agencies. 

Newly admitted applicants are required to immediately submit a detailed written description of new disclosures to the Law School's Admissions Office if an incident occurs AFTER an offer of admission is made and to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs if an incident occurs AFTER classes begin. Information disclosed after an applicant has been offered admission will automatically result in a re-evaluation of the applicant's file. Please note that upon submission of your USF School of Law application, you will be subject to the standards set forth in the USF School of Law Honor Code.

Failure to disclose any changes to your application or any of the Character & Fitness information noted above may result in revocation of your admission decision, dismissal from school, revocation of any degree awarded by USF School of Law, denial of admission to the Bar, and referral to the LSAC Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process.

Upon submission of your Fall 2023 Application, all applicants will be subject to the standards set forth in the USF School of Law Honor Code.

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.

Deferments

The University of San Francisco School of Law does not typically grant admission deferments. Your admission to the law school is for the Fall 2023 term only. If you are unable to attend law school at this time, you must re-apply for admission. Please note, however, that some exceptions have been made to accommodate a deferment based on extenuating circumstances.  Such exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.  Deferment requests can submitted to Alan Guerrero, the Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at guerrero@usfca.edu.