Dates, Deadlines, & Fees

The application for fall 2025 opens on September 1; the application for transfer students will open on February 1. We have a rolling admissions process, which means that we begin to review applications and make admission decisions beginning in late fall and continuing throughout the spring. We review each application in its entirety, so while we provide decisions as soon as we can, the time required for each application varies.

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Application Deadlines for the JD Program

Standard Application Deadline: April 1
Applications may be submitted any time after the application opens on September 1 until the April 1 deadline. The admissions committee will review applications on a rolling basis and inform applicants of their decision beginning in late fall.

Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program: November 11
Applicants to the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program will be notified of their admission decision by December 20. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due two weeks after admission.

BU Bound Binding Decision Program: January 5
Applicants to the BU Bound Binding Decision Program will be notified of their admission decision by February 1. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due two weeks after admission.

ASPIRE Scholars Program: January 5
Applicants interested in applying for the ASPIRE Scholars Program must submit an application by January 5. Offers may be made on a rolling basis.

Public Interest Scholars: January 5
Applicants interested in applying for a Public Interest Scholarship must submit an application by January 5. Offers may be made on a rolling basis.

Need-Based Scholarships Priority Deadline: March 1
Students interested in being considered for one of our need-based scholarships will receive priority consideration for need-based awards if their application is submitted by March 1. Students may still submit financial aid materials to be considered for need-based scholarships after the priority deadline.

Transfer Application Deadline: August 1
Students interested in transferring to BU Law from another law school may submit applications beginning on February 1. However, we encourage transfer applicants to complete their applications as soon as possible. In order to participate in our on-campus interview program you must complete your application, be admitted, and pay your seat deposit by (TBA). To participate in the writing competition for our journals you must complete your application, be admitted, and pay your seat deposit by (TBA).

Visiting Student Application Deadline: November 1
Students at other ABA-accredited law schools who wish to spend one semester or one year studying full-time at the School of Law may apply for visiting student status.

Application Fees

LSAC Fees: All applications must be submitted through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). LSAC charges a one-time subscription fee for the CAS and an additional fee for each school you apply to using the service.

Application Fee: In addition to LSAC’s fees, applicants to BU Law will be charged one nonrefundable $85 application fee.

In some circumstances, an applicant may be granted a fee waiver for the BU Law application.