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Notification of File Completeness

Wewill notify you by e-mail when we receive your application and when your file is complete. Please do not telephone to inquire about the status of your application. Frequent phone and e-mail inquiries delay consideration of applications.

The most efficient way for you to learn whether we received your application is to check the LSACOnline Servicesand see if Yale has downloaded your application.

The amount of time that it takes to process an application varies throughout the admissions cycle. December and January are peak application times, and applications submitted at this time take longer to complete. It can take 4-6 weeks for LSAC to process your materials and deliver them to us.

Applications are considered roughly in the order in which they are completed. We recognize that you worked hard on your application and we want to give each one the attention it deserves. Accordingly, our evaluation process takes a bit longer than most schools.

Notification of a Decision

If you are selected for admission, we will notify you immediately. Because our class size is so small, we have to be careful not to over-enroll early in the season. Please do not become discouraged if you do not receive a decision right away. Very few applicants receive a decision before early March. The Admissions Office will make every effort to send applicants a decision by mid- to late April. We appreciate your patience in this process.

If you are faced with a deposit or scholarship deadline at another school, please e-mail us with your name, LSAC Account Number, telephone number, the name of the school, type of deadline, and deadline date.

The Law School generally keeps a short waitlist. Admissions offers from the waitlist can be made as early asMay and as late as registration day.

Timeline 2014-2015
Sept. 3: Fall term classes begin; we recommend a visit

Sept. 27: LSAT

Oct. 1: Yale begins accepting applications

Dec. 6:

Dec. 19-Jan. 5:
Winter break

Jan. 20: Spring term classes begin

Feb. 7: LSAT

Feb. 9: Last possible date to take the LSAT

Feb. 28: Last day applications are accepted

Mar. 15: Financial aid deadline

Mar. 14-Mar. 22: Spring break

Apr. 10-Apr. 30: Most decisions are made by mid- to late April

Apr. 27: Classes end

May 4: Deadline for deposits