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The College of Law’s admissions policies are consistent with the objectives of its educational program and are designed to enroll the most qualified applicants and a diverse student body. The College of Law will not admit applicants who do not appear capable of satisfactorily completing its legal education program.

The College of Law has two application processes: Regular Decision and Early Decision.

Regular Decision

For Regular Decision applicants, the College of Law conducts a rolling admissions process (September 1st - July 31st) and applicants are notified of their admission status once their application files are complete. All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the admission cycle. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2017 and will be considered as long as there are still seats available in the class.

Early Binding Decision

Applicants who have concluded that Belmont is their first choice for law school can select an Early Decision option. The Early Decision option requires candidates to apply no later than December 1, 2016 and complete their application by January 15, 2017. Within two weeks of the time their applications are complete, Early Decision candidates will be notified of their admittance, denial, or deferral for further review with the Regular Decision applicants.

Early Decision candidates may apply to other law schools, but are not permitted to apply to other binding early decision programs. Admitted Early Decision candidates agree to immediately withdraw their applications at other law schools, refrain from submitting new applications, submit a non-refundable seat deposit of $500 (which will be applied to your fall semester tuition), and matriculate to Belmont University’s College of Law.

Early Decision candidates who are deferred for further review to the Regular Decision cycle will no longer be bound by the terms of the Early Decision agreement. The College of Law reserves the right to provide other law schools with the names of candidates admitted through the binding Early Decision program.