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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The LSAT

1. What is Baylor Law School's LSAT code?
Baylor's LSAT code is 7165.
2. How can I obtain LSAT registration information?
Visit lsac.org for LSAT information and for more general information about law school admissions.
3. Which LSATs does Baylor Law School accept?
Baylor Law School accepts LSAT scores from the past 5 years, as long as we have received the score by the application deadline.
4. Is there an LSAT preparatory program taught at Baylor, and where can I get information?
Baylor does not offer an LSAT preparatory program, nor does it endorse one program over the other.
5. Should I take an LSAT preparatory program?
This is a personal decision, and there is no "right' way to study for the LSAT.
6. Does Baylor Law School average my LSAT scores if I take the LSAT more than once?
No. Although the Admissions Committee will see all of your LSAT scores, they report and review the highest score.



Application Process

1. How much is the application fee?
Applying to Baylor Law is free if you apply through lsac.org.
2. What are the application requirements?
See our J.D. Checklist for information.
3. What are the application deadlines?
Spring: November 1
Fall Early Decision: November 1
Summer: February 1
Fall Regular Decision: March 1
4. What scores do you accept/require?
There is no minimum score that we require. However, you may look at our 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles to see where your scores fall.
5. How important is the personal statement?
The personal statement is an important part of the application. It is an opportunity for the admissions committee to get to know you!
6. Does applying to more than one quarter hurt my chances?
Applying to multiple quarters does not hurt your chances. Each application is evaluated separately.
7. What additional application requirements are there for international students?
There are no additional requirements. However, if you would like to submit your TOEFL or other test scores, you are welcome to do so.
8. May I request an interview with the admissions committee?
We host a number of optional interviews. However, they are not required. Click here for more details.
9. How do I attach an addendum to my application?
You may email any member of the admissions team with your addendum.
10. What if I forgot something when I submitted my application?
Email a member of the admissions team with your addendum, and we will upload it to your file.
11. My contact information has changed. What should I do?
Contact a member of the admissions team, and we will change your information.
12. When will my decision be rendered?
The Admissions Committee makes decisions on a rolling basis. We try to make decisions as quickly as possible. If it has been more than 6 weeks since your file was completed, feel free to check with the Admissions Committee.
13. How will I be notified whether I am admitted or denied?
Your online status checker will indicate whether or not a decision has been made. You will receive your admissions decision via the mail.



Academic Programs

1. Does Baylor Law School offer evening classes?
No. All of our classes are during work hours, in order to assure that Baylor Law School students begin adapting to an ordinary work schedule.
2. Does Baylor Law School offer a part-time program?
No. However, there is no quarterly credit requirement, apart from the first three quarters and the two quarters of practice court.
3. Does Baylor Law School offer classes at any of Baylor's satellite campuses?
No. All Baylor Law School classes are offered in the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.
4. How is the first year of classes set up?
Click here to view first year schedule examples.
5. How do I register for classes?
Several weeks before the start of each quarter, you will receive information about how to register for classes.
6. What types of experiential learning opportunities are available to students?
Baylor Law School offers a number of experiential learning opportunities. Visit our Current Students page to explore course offerings and to learn about Practice Court, Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions, and clinics.
7. What is Practice Court?
Practice Court is an rigorous two-quarter training program required during the last year of study. Visit the Practice Court page for more information.
8. Does Baylor Law School offer an LL.M program?
No. We only offer a J.D. program.
9. What criteria must be met in order for me to be considered for transfer or visitor admission?
Please visit the Transfer and Visitor Applicants page for more information.



The Quarter System

1. Can I apply to more than one quarter?
Yes. You may apply to as many quarters as you desire.
2. What does a typical schedule look like for each of the various quarters?
Click here to view first year schedule examples.
3. How big are the respective classes?
The Fall class is generally around 70 students. The Spring Class is generally from 40-60 students. The Summer class is generally around 30 students.
4. Why does Baylor Law School believe in the quarter system?
We believe that the quarter system provides for the greatest flexibility. Visit the Flexibility page for more information.



The Timeline

1. How long does it take for a decision to be made once my file goes to the admissions committee?
The Admissions Committee reviews files on a rolling basis and tries its best to render prompt decisions. However, in the case that the Committee thinks it may be able to offer a favorable decision further in the cycle, it may hold your file for several months.
2. Are applications accepted after the deadlines?
Yes, although we appreciate it if you submit your file in a timely fashion.
3. My file has been complete for several months, but I have not yet received a decision. Whom should I contact for help?
You are welcome to contact any members of the Admissions team for questions about your file.



My Decision

1. How will I be notified of my final decision from the admissions committee?
You will receive a letter or email sent to the address on file.
2. What does being put on the waitlist mean?
Being put on the waitlist means that the admissions committee was impressed with your credentials and would like to admit you to Baylor Law School if space becomes available.
3. I have been put on the waitlist: should I submit additional materials?
If you believe that there is relevant or new information the Admissions Committee should know (e.g. new grades, a new publication, etc.), feel free to email us with your updated information. Additionally, it is acceptable to contact us periodically to express your interest in remaining on the waitlist.
4. If I am admitted, can my admission be deferred?
No, we do not typically accept deferrals.
5. If I am neither admitted nor taken off the waitlist, can I be reconsidered for the next year?
Yes, you may resubmit an application for the next year. Just let us know, and we will generate a new file for you.
6. If I am admitted to or denied for one quarter, may I still apply to another quarter?
Yes, you may apply to as many quarters as you like, regardless of other admissions decisions. Each file is reviewed individually.



Student Life

1. What type of programming occurs during Orientation? Is it mandatory?
Baylor Law School hosts a two-day mandatory orientation. You will learn how to brief a case, meet your professors, visit with each other and with administrators, and get an introduction to the Baylor Law School community. Additionally, you will participate in a service project.
2. Are there apartments close to campus?
Yes, there a number of housing options close to campus. You will receive information on housing options further in the admissions process.
3. Where can I park on campus?
There is student parking in a lot directly in front of the law school. You will purchase a parking permit once you begin at Baylor Law School.
4. Is there on-campus transportation available for students?
While Baylor University classes are in session, you do have access to the Baylor bus system. For more information on the bus system, click here.
5. Is employment feasible during the first year of classes?
Employment is strongly discouraged during the first three quarters and during the rigorous two-quarter Practice Court program.
6. Does Baylor Law School offer free Internet and e-mail service to its students?
Yes.
7. Do Baylor Law School students have access to other Baylor facilities such as the Student Life Center?
You may have access to the Student Life Center and other facilities for a fee.
8. What types of student organizations can I join while at Baylor Law School?
For a full list of Baylor Law student organizations, click here.



Contact Us

1. What is Baylor Law School's mailing address?
Our mailing address is:
Baylor Law School
1114 South University Parks Drive
One Bear Place #97288
Waco, TX 76798
2. How do I contact Baylor Law School?
Click here to contact us today!

Contact Admissions
Nicole Neeley
Assistant Dean of Admissions
254.710.3239
Jenny Branson
Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
254.710.4842
Suzy Daniel
Office Manager for Admissions & Registrar
254.710.2529
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