2023-2024 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

November 15: JD/MBA Early Decision 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 1: Prioritized housing application deadline

June 1: Deferral request deadline

June 15: Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Program application deadline

July 15: Transfer/Visiting application deadline for fall term


Office of J.D. Admissions

We invite you to connect with the Office of Admissions via email, by phone, and our online information sessions. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process and life at Columbia Law School.

William and June Warren Hall, 5th Floor
1125 Amsterdam Ave., between West 115th and West 116th Streets
[email protected]
212-854-2674 ​

Mailing Address:
435 West 116th St.
MC 4004
New York, NY 10027