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Regular Decision

Overview

Applying to the JD/MBA Program

Wake Forest University School of Law values all components of the application as a part of a holistic review. We encourage you to thoughtfully consider how each component will convey to the Admissions Committee your qualifications for law school and potential for success. In most cases, there is no single component that individually determines the final decision.

Applications must be complete, with all required materials received, no later than 15 days after the application deadline. After application decisions are released beginning in or around January, decisions will continue to be released on a rolling basis throughout the remainder of the cycle.

Applicants to dual and concurrent degree programs also need to complete the secondary degree application.

Dates and Deadlines

JD Application Available September 1, 2022

JD Application Deadline March 1, 2023

JD First Enrollment Deposit Due April 3, 2023  by 5:00 pm EDT

JD Final Enrollment Deposit Due May 1, 2023  by 5:00 pm EDT

Apply

  1. Complete the JD application on the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website.
  2. Complete the MBA application

Application Requirements

  • Complete and accurate application for admission, including the incorporated Binding Early Decision agreement
  • Valid unexpired LSAT and/or GRE official score report
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended submitted and processed by LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Letter of recommendation submitted through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Character & Fitness addendum, if required based on application response
  • Application fee

Optional Documents

  • Optional statement
  • LSAT / GRE / GPA addendum
  • Additional letters of recommendation submitted through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), up to a maximum of two additional letters for a total of three letters of recommendation

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must submit a valid unexpired TOEFL or IELTS official score report, unless the applicant has earned (or will earn), prior to law school matriculation, a baccalaureate-level or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher education where English is the primary language of instruction and where the corresponding degree of study was undertaken primarily in one of the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Republic of Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid may, at its sole discretion, require a TOEFL or IELTS score of any applicant, regardless of education or other attributes.

Character & Fitness

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.

Certification, Completeness, and Accuracy

You will be asked to certify that all of your responses are complete and accurate as well as certify certain other statements prior to submitting your application. This includes a continuing duty to inform Wake Forest University School of Law and to update your responses without delay if the responses you provide later become incomplete or inaccurate.

Applying with GRE Scores

Wake Forest Law is one of several schools that accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admissions consideration. Applicants who would like to be considered based on their GRE scores should not register or sit for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Scores and registration information is automatically sent to Wake Forest Law for applicants who have taken an LSAT in the past or who sit for an administration during the application process. Wake Forest Law must consider any LSAT score or registration that is reported. Subsequently reported GRE scores will be invalid for the admissions process.