EARLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAM
The Early Admission Program (EAP) is a summer program for a select group of 20 admitted students from late May to mid-July. The focus of the EAP is to give a first look at law school, help build the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in law school and provide the opportunity to earn law school credits during the summer.
The committee uses a number of factors to evaluate candidates who have applied for EAP admission. One factor is a disparate undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. A prospective student with a relatively low GPA but with a very competitive LSAT score may possess the ability to succeed in law school and might be an ideal applicant for EAP. Alternatively, a prospective student who does not test well on standardized exams but has demonstrated success in the classroom through a competitive GPA may also be a good fit for EAP. Finally, a prospective student who may have been out of the classroom environment for a number of years and needs additional transition time might apply for the EAP. Prospective students interested in the EAP program will be asked to write a brief statement detailing why they should be considered for the EAP in the application.
EAP students take tough courses from some of our very best professors. The program is not provisional in any way; students admitted through EAP automatically matriculate in the fall with other first-year students. EAP students simply arrive and begin classes earlier than the rest of the class.
The deadline for EAP applications is March 15, but early application is encouraged. Interested applicants must apply for both EAP and fall admission on the application.