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Admissions Information

An applicant to the College of Law must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a satisfactory undergraduate record. An application for admission filed during the final year of undergraduate studies, prior to receiving a degree, can be approved by the College of Law, subject to the applicant’s receipt of the degree prior to matriculation in the College of Law.

An applicant must present a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). If taken multiple times, the College of Law will consider all LSAT scores present on the CAS report, but will not average the scores.

The selection process is based on a number of different factors. The two principal factors are the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Other factors that may be considered include: undergraduate and graduate institutions; cumulative graduate GPA; majors and/or disciplines; activities in school and professional organizations; community service; and employment experiences.

The following is a checklist for your completion of the application process:

 

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Merit Scholarships

The College of Law offers merit-based tuition-remission scholarships to qualified entering students. Every admitted applicant is automatically under scholarship consideration; there is no separate application process for Regular Decision merit scholarships. Cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are the criteria used in the evaluation process. 

Early Decision applicants are encouraged to apply for the Dean's Scholars Program. Alternative Academic Evaluation (AAE) applicants are encouraged to apply for the Bell Tower Scholars Program.

LSAT

The LSAT is an aptitude test used by law schools throughout the country and is administered by the Law School Admission Council. The test is offered multiple times per calendar year at testing centers throughout the country. The LSAT is a predictor of how a student will perform in law school and on the bar examination. The College of Law strongly encourages students to prepare thoroughly for the LSAT. If taken more than once, the College of Law will consider all LSAT scores present on the CAS report, but will not average the scores. If you decide to retake the LSAT after you have received a denial decision from Belmont Law, please notify the Admissions Coordinator and your application will be reconsidered when your new score is available. You will not need to submit a new application. Registration for the LSAT can be completed through your LSAC account

Personal Statement

This document should be a one or two page essay detailing why you are uniquely qualified to be a successful law student at Belmont University College of Law. You may cite experiences that have led you to the study of law and/or illustrate how you want to benefit the legal profession upon completing the Juris Doctor degree. The personal statement should be well written, thoughtful, and original.

Credential Assembly Service

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is administered by the Law School Admission Council and serves as a central collection agency of college transcripts required for law school admissions decisions. The CAS analyzes undergraduate work, combines the analysis with LSAT scores, and produces a CAS report for the College of Law.  Registration with the CAS can be completed on the LSAC website. You must submit all academic transcripts from any college or university attended to the CAS.