Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
We strongly encourage you to use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) service and apply electronically at You can request a paper application by contacting us via email ( or by calling our office (212-636-6810).

When are applications accepted?
Our application opens on September 15 and closes on March 15. Please note that admissions are rolling and we review applications as they are completed.

How much is the application fee?
The application processing fee is $75.

Can I receive an application fee waiver?
Fee waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis. More information and the fee waiver application can be found at

Transfer and visitor applicants are ineligible for an application fee waiver.

Can I apply to the full-time day and part-time evening programs at the same time?
No. You can apply to only one program per admissions cycle. If your original application is declined, you may submit a written request to be reconsidered for the alternate program.

What LSAT score date range would qualify me for consideration?
Fordham strongly prefers that applicants take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Candidates applying for admission to the 2024 entering class as regular applicants may submit LSAT scores earned on or after June 2019 but no later than February 2024.

Does Fordham accept the GRE?
Fordham accepts the GRE in lieu of the LSAT. The Fordham Law GRE code is 3329. You must fill out the “GRE only” application on the website. Please note that, if you take the LSAT, we will use that score when evaluating your application, even if you submit a GRE score. We do not accept GRE scores more than five years old.

Does Fordham have an early action program?
Fordham has an early action program for the full-time day and part-time evening programs; however, it is not binding. To qualify for early action consideration, you must submit your completed application by October 15. You will be notified by December 15 as long as your file is completed and ready for review. To guarantee a decision by December 15, you must take the LSAT or GRE by October 2023.

Does Fordham have spring enrollment start?
No. We enroll for a fall semester start only.

Is a personal statement required?
Yes. The prompt is provided in the application. The document should be double-spaced, set in a font size of 11 or 12, and should not exceed two pages.

Do you require letters of recommendation?
Yes. We require at least two letters, which should be sent along with your application. You can submit up to four letters via

When can I expect to be notified about my application?
Fordham makes decisions on a rolling basis. The committee endeavors to notify applicants of decisions within eight to ten weeks after the completion of their application. Applications received on or around University calendar breaks will take additional processing time.

What are the median LSAT and GPA for admitted students?
Our 2022 entering full-time students had a median LSAT of 167 and a GPA of 3.73. Our 2022 part-time students had a median LSAT of 163 and a GPA of 3.60.

What are my chances of being admitted?
While we can’t predict your chances of being admitted, please be aware that we take a holistic approach to the admissions process and consider all aspects of an application. More information can be found at

Does Fordham offer applicant interviews?
No. Due to our large applicant pool, we are unable to offer evaluative interviews. However, you are welcome to meet with a member of the Office of Admissions to ask general questions about your application and our process. You can see our current office hours and meeting opportunities at

Where can I find the bar admissions requirements?
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.

How does the application reconsideration process work?
If you receive an unfavorable decision on your application, you can request a reconsideration. Please submit your request in writing via email ( and indicate the division for which you would like to be reconsidered. The reconsideration process will begin in June, with notification usually sent the first week of August.

Does Fordham accept transfer and visiting students?
Yes. Applications for transfer and visiting students may be submitted from March 15 to June 15. Transfer and visiting applications are considered starting at the end of May, and applicants will typically receive a decision by the first week of August. Students wishing to visit for the spring semester must submit their application by December 15. Transfer or visiting student applicants should visit our website(law.fordham .edu/admissions) for detailed application instructions.

Does Fordham offer tours of the Law School campus?
Yes. During the fall and spring academic semesters you can go on a guided tour of the Law School with a current student ambassador or register for a self-guided tour. Details about visiting in person and virtually can be found at

Does Fordham offer housing to students?
Yes. Students may apply for rooms in McMahon Hall on the Lincoln Center campus. The Law School also has access to graduate apartments on the west side of Manhattan. Please visit the web page on Residential Life ( for more information.