Fall 2021 Application Update
September 9, 2020 | by Admissions Office
And in the blink of an eye, it’s September. The excitement of August is still fresh, but fall is right around the corner. And you know what fall brings... a new application cycle for future University of Arkansas law students!
If you’re hoping to join our 1L class one year from now, this post should help answer some of your questions about our Fall 2021 application process. Read on to see if you relate to any of the statements below.
(1) I don’t even know where to start! We encourage you to start by researching the Law School Admission Test (the “LSAT”). In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Law School Admission Council (“LSAC”) replaced the in-person LSATs originally scheduled for August, October, and November with the online, remotely proctored version of the test (called the “LSAT-Flex”). If you want to take the LSAT-Flex this fall, the deadline to register for the November test is Wednesday, Sept. 23. If, on the other hand, you prefer the in-person test, stay tuned to LSAC’s website for upates on the January, February, and April tests. Registration deadlines can sneak up on you, so make sure you stay up to date.
(2) I’m ready to send in an application. Our Fall 2021 application opens on Sept. 15. You can send in an application even if you haven’t taken the LSAT or received your reults but your application won’t be reviewed until we receive your score (don’t worry though, LSAC will send it to us automatically!). All applications must be submitted through LSAC, which can be accessed through our website.
(3) I don’t know when to submit my application. Apply as early as you can! We accept applications throughout the year, and offer admission on a rolling basis, so long as space remains in the incoming class. We begin admitting applicants in the fall and will continue evaluating new applications through the early summer. However, we fill seats in the incoming class as the season progresses. Therefore, applying earlier in the application season ensures consideration for scholarships and increases the likelihood of available seats.
(4) I want to visit the law school. And we would love to have you! The law school will gradually reopen to visits in September. The safety of our guests and the UofA community is our top priority. To schedule a visit, email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-575-3102. For the time being, we are asking our prospective students to only bring one guest to their visit, and all guests are required to wear a mask while on campus. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to allow visitors to sit-in on live classes at this time. Thanks for understanding!
(5) I hope to meet you at a law school/career fair. Let’s make it happen. This fall, you have several opportunities to connect with us—virtually that is! You can find us at all four of LSAC’s Digital Forums this fall (Sept. 26; Oct. 13; Nov. 4; Dec. 12). We may also pop up at your college’s graduate school fair or law school fair, so stop by our booth—we love meeting new
(6) I want to schedule a Zoom call or phone call. Email email@example.com to get in touch with us!
Thanks for your interest in the University of Arkansas School of Law. We will continue to post updates here throughout the semester. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the application process!