Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Students

Thanks to a generous donation from a distinguished alumnus, all of our application fees have been waived.
Applications open October 1 and our priority deadline is April 15. Applications after April 15 will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Admissions Office for consideration after April 15.
You may check your application status here. You will need the username and PIN provided in the email we send upon receipt of your application. If you did not receive the email, please check your Junk or Spam folder before contacting the Admissions Office at When a final decision has been made, you will receive an email directing you to your status checker to view the decision. Please made sure the email and mailing address you applied with are accurate as all formal communications will reach you via email or USPS mail.
Review time can vary greatly depending on the time of year and on the application. The admissions committee begins reviewing applications in January. Typically, it can take anywhere between 6 and 8 weeks for a decision to be mailed but this is not a guarantee.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s LSAT and GPA. These scholarships will be awarded as part of the student’s acceptance. Additional scholarships may be available based on other aspects of an application.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering in-person visits.

We are offering a variety of virtual opportunities for prospective students to learn more about life here at Gonzaga Law, including:

  • General applicant webinars
  • Virtual Q&A's with current students
  • Virtual meetings with one of our admission counselors
  • Executive Two-Year J.D. Program Webinar Series
  • Virtual visits and more

Visit our Virtual Visits page to learn more

If you take the March LSAT you will be considered for admission so long as your application is completed before the April 15 deadline. We will keep your application on Hold until your LSAT score is released to us. However, March LSAT takers are not eligible for the Thomas More Scholarship.
Gonzaga Law currently offers the traditional 3-year J.D. program. But there is an option for an executive 2-year J.D. program as well.
Gonzaga does not have a part-time program. A student may take reduced credit loads for good cause, or based on extraordinary circumstances, but such determinations are made on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Admitted Students

Gonzaga School of Law offers two dual-degree programs in conjunction with the Gonzaga School of Business: the J.D./MBA, and the J.D./Master of Accountancy.

We also offer a J.D./MSW in conjunction with the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University.

Dual degree students must complete their first year of law school before participating in a dual degree program. Student must also be aware of application deadlines, entrance exams, and course prerequisites that the collaborating schools require.

First-year classes are registered for you by The Registrar’s Office. Typically, you will receive you schedule about two weeks before orientation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering in-person visits. However, we do offer a variety of virtual resources for admitted students to learn more about our Gonzaga Law community. Please see the Virtual Visits page to learn more.

Admitted students can deposit via their applicant status page. Details on how to log into your applicant status page have been emailed to you. The deposit deadline will be listed in your acceptance letter. Please allow for about 1 week after receiving your hardcopy letter for your applicant status page to update with your Admitted Decision, once you view your status page with this decision, a link will appear through which you may pay your deposit.
Check the Gonzaga Law Academic Calendar. Additional details about Orientation will be provided via e-mail about 3 or 4 weeks before classes start.
The admissions office will share housing options periodically on the private Admitted Student Facebook group. You can also check our housing resource website:
Many students apply to law school while still completing their undergraduate degree. If this is your situation, you will need to send a final transcript showing that your bachelor’s degree has been awarded. This transcript must be sent to LSAC (in the same fashion as when you applied).
Admitted students have the option to defer their acceptance for one year on a case by case basis. Students interested in deferring should e-mail their request with a brief explanation. The request would then need to be approved by both The Admissions Committee and The Associate Dean of Students. This process typically takes 1-2 weeks. If a deferral is granted, a letter will be sent to the student confirming the decision. Any awarded scholarships will carry over with the deferral, provided that the student submits the $500 seat deposit.
Please complete a current FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for Federal Aid. Contact The Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.