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How fast do law schools notify you of acceptance?

Relax, be proud of your hard work thus far, and don't worry too much. Most law schools will start sending out decisions around 2 months after an application is submitted, but this time may be shorter or longer depending on the school, and the time of year you submitted the application.
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How long does it take to hear back from law schools about acceptance?

In rare cases, some applicants may receive an answer within a few weeks, but the process typically takes 2–4 months. If your application is placed on hold or if you are placed on a wait list then it may take several additional months to receive a final decision.
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Do law schools mail rejection letters?

Law school applicants receive one of four different responses after they submit their application package. Law schools send letters to accept applicants, place applicants on their waitlist, decline applicants, and place applicants on hold.
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Do law schools do rolling admissions?

Many competitive law school programs reach capacity before the admissions deadline, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Just because the rolling admissions deadlines might have a prolonged window doesn't mean you should wait to apply. Remember, the sooner you apply the sooner you will hear back.
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Will law schools rescind acceptance?

Law schools value integrity and are averse to accepting students who may be judged inadmissible to the bar due to issues of character and fitness.” If you back out of a binding agreement (such as early decision or deferral commitments), law schools may choose to revoke your admission offer.
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Does a cancelled LSAT look bad?

It is also important to note that schools DO see canceled scores on your record. And although schools will not judge you harshly for canceling one test, having more than one cancellation on your record can look bad. Additionally, a canceled score still counts toward the number of times you are allowed to take the LSAT.
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Does it look bad to withdraw from LSAT?

First, you may withdraw your LSAT registration up until midnight the night before your test date. Depending on how early you do so, you may be able to reschedule your test and receive a whole or partial refund. A withdrawal does not appear on your LSAT score report.
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How do law schools notify you of acceptance?

Most (but not all) law schools will send an e-mail with a link to an online status checker. This allows you to monitor the progress of your application as it moves from “complete” to “in review,” and finally, when a decision has been made.
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What month do most people apply to law school?

Most law schools operate on a rolling admissions basis. Applications open in early fall (usually late August through early October) and law schools make offers of admission on a rolling basis thereafter.
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What percentage of applicants get into law school?

Getting accepted into law school in the U.S. is extremely difficult. For context, the average admission rate for all law schools is 41%. This means that less than half of applicants are getting admitted.
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Do law schools reject quickly?

For example, law schools don't want to accept too many applicants with the same background, interests or work experience. Typically, applicants will hear back within six weeks or so, although the most competitive law schools can take longer to reach a decision.
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What law school accidentally sends 4000 acceptance letters?

A Massachusetts woman who was accepted into Northeastern University's School of Law was among 205 applicants who had her acceptance letter rescinded due to a "technical error." Close to 4,000 current and former applicants had received the mistakenly emailed acceptance letter.
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Can you ask law schools why they rejected you?

In the US, law school admissions is primarily driven by undergraduate GPA and LSAT. If you are rejected it is almost always that your scores were too low. You can ask, but they are unlikely to tell you much, if anything.
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Why is it taking so long to hear from law school?

As with every cycle, schools want to hit intended targets for the incoming class. Admissions offices are usually conservative in handing out offers of admission to make sure they meet these targets (e.g., LSAT, GPA, class size, overall class balance). They do not want to over-enroll or under-enroll their class.
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What is the average age of law school acceptance?

The average age of law students is 25 or younger. Only 20% of law students are 30 or older. While only a small percentage of law students are above the age of 40, there have been several successful older graduates.
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Why do law schools take so long to release grades?

There's a confluence of reasons, they say, for why it may take professors weeks to turn in final grades, ranging from the sheer length of law school finals and the meticulousness with which professors approach grading to the timing of the holidays at the end of the fall semester.
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When should I expect my law school decisions?

Most law schools will start sending out decisions around 2 months after an application is submitted, but this time may be shorter or longer depending on the school, and the time of year you submitted the application.
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Why haven't I heard back from law school?

If you haven't heard back from a law school that means you are still in consideration for a spot, but you aren't at the top of their list. They are waiting to hear back from others that they have accepted. As they have a better sense of how many vacant seats they have, they will get back to you.
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What's the hardest year of law school?

Law school is an academic challenge; most students agree the first year (“1L” year) is the most difficult. In part, this is because law school is taught using methods entirely different than the lecture method used in most college classrooms.
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Is waitlisted better than rejected law school?

Yes, it is. The admissions committee recognizes the strengths in your application. Unfortunately, getting waitlisted can be mentally harder than getting rejected because you find yourself in limbo.
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Do law schools talk to each other about applicants?

This includes your resume, letters of recommendation, and any acts which should have been disclosed but were not. And believe me when I say that admissions committees from various schools love to talk to each other about the outrageous things their applicants do or say.
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How likely is it to get off law school waitlist?

Realistically, your chances of getting of a law school waitlist this cycle are slim. There are simply so many people on the waitlists that your odds of being the one to get off are not high. Though if your stats are within the school's median numbers, you are more likely to get off the waitlist.
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Should I cancel a 150 LSAT score?

Dependson whether your capable of scoring significantly higher. It you've been scoring 147 to 153 on the practice exams, then don't bother. On the other hand, if you have legitimately been scoring in the 170+ range then you should definitely cancel the 145.
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Does LSAT outweigh GPA?

A strong LSAT score can compensate for a low GPA, so it is well worth the investment of time and effort it takes to do well. Many competitive law schools screen applicants using a weighted index of their grades and LSAT scores, so extra points on the LSAT may effectively boost your GPA.
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Should I cancel a 155 LSAT?

Some people may come out of the test feeling nervous or unhappy with how they did but end up scoring very well. You should only seriously consider canceling an LSAT score if you feel like you completely flunked the exam.
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