FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
For your convenience, the following is a list of important dates and answers to questions that may help you with the admissions process at Howard University School of Law:
When will HUSL begin accepting applications?
October 1 every year
When will HUSL begin reviewing applications for Fall 2015?
November. All prospective students are encouraged to submit and complete their applications as early as possible but no later than March 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant.
When will a decision be made?
Howard operates a “Rolling Admissions” program. This means that decisions are made on a continuous basis, once an application is complete and until the class is filled. Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification that his or her file is complete. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision (i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately eight weeks from that date.
When should I take the LSAT?
We recommend that you take the LSAT early, allowing at least 3 months to prepare. Remember, the LSAT is not a test of your intelligence but a test of your preparedness. However, how well you prepare and the skills refined while preparing will go a long way in determining how successful you are in law school.
What was the average LSAT and UGPA (undergraduate grade point average) for accepted students in the HUSL class of 2017?
152 (LSAT) 3.3 (UGPA)
What is your application fee?
$60. No need based fee waivers will be granted if the applicant does not submit a written statement expressing the need for the waiver and a two month budget showing income and expenses.
What is your application deadline?
ALL FILES MUST BE RECEIVED by March 15. (WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY BY JANUARY 1st or as soon as possible)
Do you have an Early Bird/CLEO type Program?
No, however HU is a CLEO founding member school and a supporter of the program.
Does HUSL provide Scholarships?
Yes, HU has Merit Scholarships that range from $10,000 to full tuition. They are awarded based on the careful review of the academic record of the student (LSAT, GPA) and record as a whole.
How much is tuition and total cost of attendance?
First Year Law Students
Cost Of Attendance Budget
2014-2015 Academic Year
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updated: March 27, 2014