College of Law

FAQ – Applying to Law School

What are the eligibility requirements for the J.D. program?
You are eligible to apply if you have a valid Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score from within the last three years and will have completed all requirements for your undergraduate degree prior to enrollment or if you enroll under 3+3 accelerated degree program.

How much is the application fee?
Toledo Law does not charge an application fee, but you should anticipate charges from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for the LSAT and other services.

What is the application deadline?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Nov. 15 for spring semester (spring start) and Aug. 1 for fall semester (fall start) admission. Please note that no applications are accepted between Aug. 1 and Sep. 15.

Are part-time study options available?
Part-time programs are available. Fall start entering students can select a full-time day schedule (15 credit hours/semester), a part-time day schedule (flexible), or a part-time evening schedule (8 or more credit hours/semester). Part-time evening classes generally meet three to four days a week from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

What is the first-year class profile?
Our entering class profile is updated every October.

How much is tuition? Are scholarships available?
Our full-time tuition rate is the lowest in Ohio. Students meeting residency requirements for Michigan and Indiana also qualify for in-state tuition rates through the Michigan and Indiana Resident Scholarship Guarantee. Numerous merit-based scholarships are also available to entering and continuing students.

Do you have tips for completing my law school application?

  • Application: Answer all questions on the form. If a question does not apply to you or if you prefer not to answer an optional question, please indicate as such.
  • LSAT Scores: The Admissions Committee does not average multiple LSAT scores. We only consider your highest LSAT score.
  • Transcripts: The Admissions Committee considers not only overall grades, but also course work, major(s), minor(s), and concentrations. While course work for advanced degrees is not factored into your LSAC-calculated GPA, the committee will consider graduate studies in its evaluation.
  • Personal Statement: The Admissions Committee gives considerable emphasis to your personal statement. Include circumstances that you wish to be considered, such as a history of overcoming disadvantage, special experiences or characteristics, or a history of high academic performance despite poor performance on standardized tests. Remember to incorporate the information you believe is indicative of future success in the legal profession.

When are admission decisions made?
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You can follow the status of your application through LSAC's Applicant Status Online system. For most applicants, a decision is made within four weeks of receipt of the completed application. If a decision on your file has not been rendered within four weeks of submission, please contact our Toledo Law admissions team to request a status update.

Are there joint degree options?
Yes, we offer a variety of joint degree programs to fit your career goals. You can also customize your joint degree program to fit your unique interests.

Where do law students live?
The University of Toledo is a suburban campus, and there are numerous safe and reasonably priced housing options within five miles of campus. On-campus housing is also an option. However, there is no designated law or graduate student dorm, so if you choose to live on-campus, you would likely be housed with undergraduate students. Visit our housing page for local apartments that are popular with Toledo Law students.

Can I visit Toledo Law?
Yes! We encourage prospective students to visit campus and meet with our current students and faculty. Due to the University's COVID-19 action plan, we're working remotely to create virtual opportunities for you to connect with us. Please email law.admissions@utoledo.edu or submit a visit request form to schedule your virtual campus visit.


Questions?
Toledo Law Admissions
419.530.4131
law.admissions@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 4/7/20