Applying For Admission

The Law School enrolls new, first-year students on a full time basis only and in the fall term only. Applicants for admission are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible date after October 1 and prior to July 1.

The deadline for submitting an application for fall entry is July 1. The Admissions Committee evaluates applications for admission on a "rolling admissions" basis beginning in early November, with most admission decisions being rendered within six weeks of the date that the application form and all supporting materials are received by the Office of Admissions. The Admissions Committee will consider applications received after the July 1 deadline on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants for admission may use any of the following methods:

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Kevin McGowan, Director of Financial Aid, Discusses Law School Affordability

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Mr. Kevin McGowan highlights the Income-Based Repayment Plan and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs. Each of these can help make student loan debt less burdensome and financing your law school education more affordable.


Kevin McGowan

Kevin McGowan has over 30 years of professional experience as a financial aid administrator in New York and Florida. He joined Ave Maria School of Law in 2009.