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ADMISSIONS POLICY

Delaware Law seeks applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. We seek students with strong academic records established during their undergraduate years and, where applicable, through graduate study. We use a holistic admission review process that considers not only your undergraduate GPA and standardized test scores, but also your work and life experiences, extracurricular activities, and community service and involvement. We welcome diversity, in all its forms, and invite you to review our Nondiscrimination Policy. We encourage women and ethnic minorities, along with first-generation college and law students, to apply. We require that all applicants submit a personal statement with their application and highly encourage the submission of a diversity statement where applicable.

All applicants who are not admitted are considered for the Trial Admissions Program (TAP), which recognizes potential for law school despite lower UGPA or standardized test score. Only candidates that take the LSAT will be considered for TAP. With the exception of transfer students from ABA approved law schools, Delaware Law does not grant JD credit for course work taken prior to matriculation at the Law School.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

We are happy to help you through the application process. Please review the application requirements and procedures below and contact the Admissions Office if you need assistance.

Create an Account and Complete Your Application Online

Get started by creating an account at lsac.org. Delaware Law's application process is paperless and we only accept applications through your LSAC account. Any documents you want to submit as part of or in support of your application must be submitted electronically here as well. Our application fee is waived until February 3rd.

Note: Delaware Law does not accept applications from students who have been academically disqualified from and are not in good standing at their previous law school.

Once you submit your application, all communication between you and Delaware Law is handled via our check you application status page on our website and the primary email address you provided on your application.

Take a Standardized Test

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The LSAT remains the primary admissions test used by Delaware Law and is administered multiple times throughout the year. Please visit LSAC’s website for more information on dates and registration information.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Delaware Law Admissions Committee will consider a reportable GRE score for no more than ten percent of its entering class and provided the applicant meets the following criteria:

  • Places in the top 10% of their undergraduate class or has achieved a 3.5 cumulative grade point average through six semesters of coursework. A letter verifying class rank must be submitted from the applicant's degree granting school for consideration to the Delaware Law Admissions Office.
  • Submits all official GRE score reports for the past five years by December 1st of the year prior to enrolling
  • Submitted GRE scores are equivalent to the top 50th percentile or higher LSAT score based on the Educational Testing Services (ETS) GRE to LSAT conversion tool
  • Submits a completed application, including submission of all GRE results by December 1st of the year prior to enrolling
  • Has not taken a reportable LSAT

Applicants can log into their ETS Account and select Widener University Delaware Law School as a recipient of GRE results using the Delaware Law GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code 3550. Please visit the ETS website for more information.

Register for Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

CAS is a service offered through LSAC. CAS registration is required for all applicants to Delaware Law and simplifies the admissions process. Through CAS, all of your records, including undergraduate, graduate, professional, prior law school transcripts (if applicable), and letters of recommendation, are assembled and delivered electronically to Delaware Law. Specific information regarding CAS registration can be obtained at lsac.org.

Submit Your Personal Statement

A personal statement is required. There is no specific topic; the personal statement allows you to tell the Admissions Committee more about yourself beyond your numerical academic indicators and the information contained in your application.

Provide Letters of Recommendation

You must submit your Letters of Recommendation through CAS. Letters of Recommendation are strongly suggested but not required for admission to Delaware Law. A maximum of three (3) letters will be reviewed. The most helpful letters are usually written by individuals such as former professors, employers, or associates who have specific knowledge of your intellectual abilities and character.

Forward All Transcripts

Request transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate, and professional school you have attended and send them to CAS. Admission to Delaware Law is conditioned upon successful completion of your baccalaureate degree by the time you start law school. An official final transcript showing receipt of your degree is required and must be sent from your degree-granting institution and received by LSAC or Delaware Law’s Admissions Office prior to your matriculation.

Check Qualification for Admission to the Bar/Character and Fitness

Review the questions carefully in your application’s Character and Fitness section, and answer them completely. You have a continuing obligation to update responses to these questions if they change, even after you apply. 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.

 

Contact Admissions Office

Delaware Law School
Office of Admissions
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Phone: 302.477.2703
Email: [email protected]