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Admissions Process

Texas A&M University School of Law requires that an applicant for admission receive a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. Applicants are also required to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) as part of their application.

In addition to considering academic achievements and aptitude, the admissions committee will endeavor, on the basis of the applicant’s education and other experiences, to determine the professional promise of each applicant. 

Accordingly, the admissions committee evaluates all factors relevant to an applicant’s potential to be successful in meeting the academic standards of the juris doctor program as well as potential for success on the bar examination and in other professional endeavors. Traditional criteria, such as undergraduate academic achievement and aptitude as reflected in LSAT performance, are used in the admission evaluation process. 

Significantly, the admissions committee also considers evidence of substantial achievement in various endeavors such as prior employment, professional experience, graduate study, public and community service, and other factors. Cultural, geographic, and experiential diversity of the student body is also an important consideration.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • a completed and signed electronic application form
  • a $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • a personal statement (maximum 2 double-spaced pages)
  • a resume
  • a completed Core Residency Questionnaire (available at LSAC.org as part of the electronic  application form)

Once your electronic application has been received, the Office of Admissions will request an official copy of your CAS/LSAT report from LSAC. The following items must be a part of your report before it will be released to Texas A&M Law:
  • an reportable LSAT score
  • all post-secondary transcripts
  • at least two letters of recommendation (LORs). No more than four LORs can be included in a CAS report for Texas A&M Law. An applicant may submit up to 2 LSAC evaluations in lieu of the additional 2 LORs to achieve a total of 4 LORs/evaluations.

Information and application materials for the LSAT may be obtained by writing Law Services (www.lsac.org).


International Students

Applicants who have received some or all of their post-secondary education in a foreign country must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • a completed and signed electronic application form
  • a $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • a personal statement
  • a resume
  • an official copy of the CAS/LSAT report (Office of Admissions will request from LSAC)
  • all foreign study transcripts submitted to LSAC for evaluation by the CAS.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The following applicants may be asked to provide a TOEFL score as part of their application:

  • applicants who have received post-secondary education in a foreign country
  • applicants whose primary language is not English

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if either of the following criteria apply:

  • applicant is currently a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • applicant has completed and been conferred a degree from a U.S. institution

Texas A&M University School of Law and the Office of Admissions require an applicant to provide one of the following minimum TOEFL scores:

  • internet based test score of at least 100
  • paper based test score of at least 600
A reportable TOEFL score should be submitted directly to the law school by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Texas A&M Law TOEFL code is 2818.


Admissions Decisions  
The admissions committee begins making admission decisions in late November or early December. All applications must be submitted and complete by March 31 for consideration. The committee will continue to give careful consideration to applications until the entering class is full. Committee decisions are final and are not subject to reconsideration during the same application cycle.


Tuition Deposits 
 
Upon notice of acceptance, you are required to pay two nonrefundable deposits to reserve a seat in the upcoming class.  Both deposits are credited toward tuition charges. In compliance with the statement of good admissions practices by the Law School Admission Council, no deposit is required before April 1. Specific seat deposit deadlines will be outlined in your administrative letter included in your admit packet. Failure to submit these deposits in a timely manner will result in cancellation of the admission offer. 


For More Information

For more information regarding the admission process, email law-admissions@law.tamu.edu or call 817-212-4040 or 800-733-9529.

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