|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- When is the application deadline?
- March 1, 2013
- What is the Application Fee?
- Do you have rolling admissions?
- We utilize a modified rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee shortly after completion. When possible, a decision letter is sent out soon thereafter. However, most decisions are rendered in March and April.
- Do you have a part-time program?
- Yes, we have a part-time evening program where first year classes are scheduled from 6:00 - 10:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30 - 10:00 pm on Fridays. While most students complete their studies in the Evening Division in four years, it is possible for students to accelerate their progress and complete the program in three and a half years.
- Can I be considered for both the Day and the Evening program?
- You may only apply for one of the two divisions.
- What are your median LSAT and GPA?
- The median LSAT and GPA for the Fall 2012 class are 152 and 3.24.
- Does Suffolk take the average LSAT score or the highest score?
- The Suffolk Law Admissions Committee considers only the highest score on the LSAT when making admissions decisions.
- Do I need to have a recommendation sent from a professor? How many recommendations can I submit?
- Generally, it is advisable to have a professor write one of your recommendations if you have graduated from college within the last 3 years. If you have been out of school for a longer period of time, it is acceptable to have recommendations come from a supervisor, or some other source. You may submit more than one recommendation, usually not more than three.
Recommendations must be submitted through the LSDAS.
- Do you offer informational visits or online information sessions?
- Yes. Be sure to check our RSS feed on our homepage for information on upcoming events as well as our "Visit Us" page for upcoming dates.
- When should I apply for Financial Aid?
- The deadline to apply for Financial Aid is March 1st, although it is beneficial to apply sooner than the deadline.
- Do you have grants or scholarships?
- Yes, we have institutional grant and scholarship funds available. Application for institutional funds must be submitted by March 1st. We also offer Trustee Academic Scholarships for students with outstanding academic credentials. There is no application for this scholarship. Awards are made by the Admissions Committee.
- Do you offer specialized programs?
- Yes, we offer five concentrations in the following areas of interest: Intellectual Property Law, Health Care and Biomedical Law, Business Law and Financial Services, Civil Litigation, and International Law. Matriculating students may apply for enrollment in a concentration in their second academic year.
- Do you offer Joint Degree Programs?
- Yes, we offer joint programs in conjunction with Suffolk University.
- Do you have dormitories for law students?
- We do not have dorms for law students. We do have a university off-campus housing office that assists our students with relocation and housing needs. The Suffolk University Off Campus Housing Office sponsors a housing weekend for admitted students who are relocating to the Boston area.
- Do you accept transfer and/or visiting students?
- Yes. Transfer applicants must complete one full year of law school and be a student in good standing at their home school to be eligible for admission. Visiting students must be students in good standing and obtain permission from their home school to spend a semester or year at Suffolk.
- Please note, Suffolk Law can only accept transfer credits from ABA-accredited law schools.
- Do you accept students who have been dismissed from another law school?
- No, we do not accept students who have been dismissed from another law school.