Early Admissions Programs for Select Applicants

Candidates to either the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program or the BU Bound Binding Decision Program may apply to other law schools but may not apply to any other binding decision programs. In order to be considered for either program you must agree that if you are admitted to BU Law you will withdraw all pending applications to other law schools within five days and will not submit any additional applications to other law schools. In order to be considered for binding decision you must indicate you are applying via the appropriate program on the application, and sign and submit a binding decision contract available as a supplemental form.

Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program

Applicants who are granted admission through this program will be named Distinguished Scholars and will be granted a three-year, full tuition scholarship. The admission process through the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program is highly competitive.

In order to be considered for the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The October 2021 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 2022 entering class.

Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2021
  • Notification by: December 21, 2021
  • $1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: Two weeks after admission

BU Bound Binding Decision Program

Applicants admitted through the BU Bound Binding Decision Program will not be considered for merit scholarships. Applicants for whom financial aid is necessary for enrolling should not apply through the BU Bound Binding Decision Program but rather through the regular decision program. BU-Bound applicants may qualify for need based scholarship but those decisions will not be made until after the deposit deadline for the BU Bound program.

In order to be considered for the BU Bound Binding Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The November 2021 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 2022 entering class.

Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2022
  • Notification by: February 1, 2022
  • $1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: Two weeks after admission

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