Review of applications for admission and scholarship are done on a rolling basis, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as early in the admissions cycle as possible. The admissions committee will begin reviewing applications as they are marked complete. The admissions committee aims to return decisions within 15 business days from the date the application is marked complete. However, the admissions decision timeframe may increase as we approach the priority application deadline of February 28.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents are received by our office. Applicants will typically receive a confirmation email and instructions on accessing the application status checker within three business days of submitting the electronic application.
ASU Law allows applicants to use generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the preparation of their application materials. Applicants are expected to use this technology responsibly and must certify that the information they submit in their application to ASU Law is true.
Be aware that during the application review process, the admissions committee may request additional information to be provided. Please check your email regularly and ensure that your voicemail box is set up and can receive messages should the Admissions Office need to contact you to request information.
August 10, 2023 – fall 2024 application available
February 28, 2024 – priority application deadline
July 31, 2024 – regular application deadline
The admissions committee may admit candidates to the JD program conditionally. Conditional admission candidates will be admitted to ASU Law once the condition indicated in their admission letter is satisfied. The most common reasons for conditional admission are:
- English proficiency missing
- Maintaining a specified undergraduate GPA requirement
- Final undergraduate transcript does not show a degree conferred
Qualifications for admission to the bar
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.
See Arizona State University’s professional licensure disclosure.
ASU Law reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission if 1) the applicant fails to meet a seat deposit deadline, 2) the applicant reserves a seat in our entering class and submits a seat deposit or commits to enroll at another law school, 3) the applicant fails to maintain satisfactory academic performance for work in progress, 4) final transcripts fail to show the completion of courses and/or degrees required for admission, 5) the admissions decision was based on false, misleading, or incomplete information submitted by the applicant. ASU Law also reserves the right to require the applicant to submit additional information for any relevant matter.
All students who enroll at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU must provide an official transcript (paper or electronic) from their undergraduate or previous law institution verifying all academic credits undertaken and degree(s) conferred. For students entering ASU Law in the fall semester, transcripts must be received by October 15. For students entering ASU Law in the spring semester, transcripts must be received by February 15. A student who fails to submit his or her official transcript(s) by the deadlines specified above may be subject to administrative withdrawal from ASU Law.
Admission decisions are considered final. An applicant who wishes to have their decision reconsidered must submit a formal request in writing to the Admissions Office explaining the reasons for their request. Requests for reconsideration are granted only in rare and exceptional circumstances, such as when the applicant is able to provide significant, new information that was not available at the time of our decision.