Graduate Record Examination (GRE) J.D. Admission Program Process


Application Release Date
September 1, 2020

Early Decision Deadline
December 7, 2020

Priority 1 Decision Deadline
February 1, 2021

Priority 2 Decision Deadline
March 1, 2021

Final Application Deadline 
May 31, 20​21

Orientation and Classes
Begins Mid-August 20​21


 To be considered for admission, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements and complete the process:

  • Earned Baccalaureate Degree or its Equivalent

    Applicants for admission must have an earned bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education. Foreign educated applicants must possess a degree equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate.

  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

    Applicants for admission should select Texas A&M School of Law as a recipient of their GRE results report submitted directly to the School of Law from ETS. The Texas A&M Law School ETS GRE Designated Institution (DI) code ​is 2593.

    Applicants may register for the GRE at If you have already taken the GRE General Test, you must arrange to have all score reports sent directly to the Law School. The admissions committee will consider your highest GRE score.

    Please note, Texas A&M is one of a few law schools accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT for admission consideration. ​Most law schools will require an LSAT score as part of their application processes.

  • Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service

    Applicants must register with the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS) in order to access the electronic application and upload the required documents necessary to complete the admissions process.

    Applicants must also arrange to have the following documents submitted directly to LSAC:

    • Two Letters of Recommendation

      Letters of recommendation should attest to the applicant’s preparedness and suitability for legal study and the practice of law. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters from current or former professors and past or present supervisors. Letters of recommendation based primarily on personal relationships should be avoided.

    • Official Academic Transcripts

      ALL transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended, including final transcripts reflecting the conferral of all degrees earned (associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral), must be submitted.

  • Complete the J.D. application

  • Upload Supporting Documents to the J.D. application

    • Descriptive Résumé

      Be sure to include details about your educational background, honor societies, military service, extracurricular activities, public/community service, honors and awards, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements and involvements. Reported work history should include the name of the employer or organization, location, dates of employment, position(s) held, a general description of duties performed, and any employer recognized achievements.

    • Personal Statement

      A typed, double-spaced document not exceeding two pages. There is no specific format or prompt for the personal statement. It is an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to learn about the applicant, as well as evaluate his or her writing ability. The statement should illustrate the life experiences and talents that make the applicant unique. Applicants are invited to write about significant obstacles overcome or events in their life that influenced their perspective and motivates them to pursue a law degree.

    • Character and Fitness Addendum

      A statement, if applicable, explaining affirmative answers to questions in the Character and Fitness section of the application.

  • Submit the nonrefundable $65 application fee

Note to Foreign-Educated Applicants

Transcript Evaluation and Authentication
Texas A&M University School of Law requires foreign educated applicants, who completed their degrees outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada, to submit all transcripts to LSAC for evaluation and authentication. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by LSAC and submitted to the Law School as part of the CAS report.

English Language Proficiency
Foreign-educated applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This applies to all applicants whose first language is not English and/or who received degrees from an institution outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada. Please arrange to have test scores sent directly from the testing agency to LSAC. Scores reported within the last two (2) years are acceptable and will be included in the LSAC CAS report. The recommended minimum score for the TOEFL is 100 on the internet-based test (TOEFL-iBt). The recommended minimum score for the IELTS is 7.0.