2020-2021 Admissions Calendar

September–November

SeptemberNovember: Fall recruitment season

September 1: Applicants may begin to submit applications to 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 3*: Last LSAT administration date that meets the Early Decision Plan deadline (Note: The October 3 administration is for the LSAT Flex)

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

November 15: Early Decision Plan application deadline

January–February

January 16: Last LSAT administration date 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: Financial aid application deadline

February 15: Regular Decision Plan deadline

May–July

May 1: Enrollment deposit deadline

May 5: Guaranteed housing application deadline

May 17: Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Program application deadline

June 1: Deferral request deadline

July 15: Transfer/Visiting student application deadline for fall term