College of Law > Admission & Aid > JD Admission > Prospective Student FAQ
Your LSAT or GRE score is important in the admissions process, but it is only one factor among many factors that are considered by the Admission Committee. While our median LSAT score for the Fall 2023 class is 157, we do not have a "cut-off" or minimum score for admission. The Committee will thoroughly review your entire application. Additional important factors in the decision are your undergraduate academic record, personal statement, academic recommendations, work experience, extracurricular activities, diversity and potential for leadership.
We encourage applicants to frequently check their application status online. Applicants receive an email with their application status. Please check your spam/junk email folder before reaching out to the Office of Law Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should take the LSAT or GRE approximately one year before you intend to begin law school. For example, if you plan to begin law school in Fall 2024, you should plan to take the test in October 2023 or possibly November 2023. Taking the February administration in the same year you are seeking admission (2024) will put you at a disadvantage in the admissions process.
Yes. The American Bar Association requires that all applicants to ABA-accredited law schools take a valid and reliable test.
Although the Admissions Committee will see all scores from tests taken within the last five years, the Committee will generally use the "high score" in evaluating your application for admission. Applicants with significant discrepancy among test scores may wish to provide a brief explanation for the discrepancy.
We do not have the resources to offer evaluative interviews to the 2,000 applicants who apply for admission each year. Any information that you would convey in a personal interview should be conveyed in your personal statement. We do, however, encourage applicants to attend one of our small group information sessions. You can schedule a visit by registering to attend a vitual information session online.
All students admitted to the law school are automatically considered for available scholarships. Students who receive a scholarship award are notified in their acceptance letter. Our scholarships range from a few thousand dollars per year up to forty thousand dollars per year. Most of our scholarships are based on achievements and are awarded primarily based upon undergraduate academic performance and LSAT score. We also award a limited number of diversity-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who contribute to our diversity and who have financial need. At DePaul, we define diversity broadly. While it includes ethnic and racial diversity, it also includes geographic diversity, socio-economic status, experience, interests and a number of other factors.
Typically, once our office receives all required application materials, an application will be marked as complete and will be sent to the Admissions Committee for review. However, if you have indicated a future LSAT or GRE registration in your application, we will automatically hold your application for review until we receive your score. If you would like the hold to be removed and your application to be reviewed based on the existing LSAT or GRE score(s) on file, please send an email to email@example.com
Please note that all admissions decisions, including scholarships awards, are final. The Admissions Committee will not re-consider an admission decision, including scholarship award, due to a newly submitted LSAT or GRE score later in the application cycle. You may, however, reapply for admission in the next year.
Yes, we currently accept the LSAT Flex in addition to the traditional LSAT for the foreseeable future. For registration deadlines and test dates, please visit LSAC website.