Admission

Contact Us

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
206.398.4200
800.471.1767 (toll-free)
lawadmis@seattleu.edu

Application Timeline

June LSAT administered
Oct. 1 LSAT administered
Begin receiving applications
December LSAT administered
January Office of Admission begins sending decision letters
Jan. 2 Begin mailing financial aid application packets
Jan. 31 Complete your tax return (recommended). Send your completed FAFSA to the processor.
February LSAT administered
Feb. 1 Priority completed application deadline for the Access Admission Program
March 1 Priority application deadline

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Seattle University School of Law!

Please complete the request for catalog form if you would like us to mail you printed materials.  As a rolling admission school, we will begin accepting applications on October 1. In the meantime, we welcome your calls and visits to our campus.

How to Apply

While the application priority deadline is March 1, (February 1 deadline for a completed application for consideration for the Access Admission program) you should submit your application materials at the earliest possible date after they are available. You need not wait until you have taken the LSAT and/or received your score.

  1. Complete the Application for Admission online. Please read the instructions carefully.
  2. Submit your application to our Admission Office, along with:
    (a) an application fee of $60 (check or money order payable to the Seattle University School of Law);
    (b) a two- or three-page personal statement that is typed, double-spaced;
    (c) a resume detailing your academic endeavors, community service record, and employment history.
  3. Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Application forms for the test and important information about it are available at your local college or university, Seattle University School of Law, or on the Web site of the Law School Admission Council.
  4. Register with the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Information on this service is available at Seattle University School of Law or from the Law School Admission Council Web site.
  5. Send transcripts of all your undergraduate work directly through LSAC's CAS. If admitted, you must submit an official transcript showing the award of a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment in the law school.
  6. Arrange to have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Of particular influence are evaluations from professors or professional colleagues who can comment on your ability to analyze complex material and to speak and write with fluency, economy and precision. Your references must be sent through the Law School Admission Council's CAS.

Additional procedures for international students.

File Status Check

In order to keep you up to date on the most current information regarding your file, you may check the status of your application weekly. Information will be updated each Tuesday. Please note that it can take up to 3 to 4 weeks for your file to complete based on the timing of the arrival of your CAS report and other materials. We encourage you to make sure that all appropriate transcripts, letters and fees are with LSAC.

Note: All decision letters, with the exception of offers of admission, will be sent via e-mail. Please make sure the Office of Admission has your current e-mail address.

For answers to further admission questions, please contact lawadmis@seattleu.edu.