2021-2022 Admissions Calendar

Note: all dates below subject to change.


SeptemberNovember: Fall recruitment season

September 1: Applications open for the J.D. program

October 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms may be submitted to the government, if applying for financial aid

October: Last LSAT administration period that meets the Early Decision Plan deadline

November 1: Last GRE administration date that meets the Early Decision Plan deadline

November 15: Early Decision Plan application deadline



January: Last LSAT administration period that meets Columbia Law School’s regular admission deadline

February 1: Last GRE administration date that meets Columbia Law School's regular admission deadline

February 15: Regular Decision Plan application deadline

February 15: Three-Year J.D./MBA application deadline

February 15: Financial aid application deadline

March 1: Applications open for the Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Fellowship Program



May 1: Enrollment deposit deadline

May 1: Transfer/Visiting applications open for the J.D. program

May 10: Guaranteed housing application deadline

June 1: Deferral request deadline

June 1: Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Program application deadline

July 15: Transfer/Visiting application deadline for fall term