Admissions Decisions

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Timing of Admissions Decisions

Applicants are notified of a decision as early as November and notifications continue through late April. The Admissions Committee uses a modified rolling admissions process. Files are reviewed in the order in which they are completed, but decisions are not necessarily made in the order in which applications are received and reviewed. With a large volume of applications, the Levin College of Law uses a holistic and comparative review process, and many files are held for additional review throughout the admissions cycle.

The Levin College of Law’s Application Status Online (ASO) allows applicants to view their current application status as well as announcements from the Office of Admissions. The ASO also contains applicants’ contact information and a record of required materials received such as the resume, admissions statement, and letters of recommendation. Please visit ASO at: http://www.law.ufl.edu/admissions/apply/standards-for-admission/applicant-status-online-aso

Petitioning for Reconsideration

Applicants who have been denied admission can request reconsideration only in cases where the applicant has learned of significant additional information that was not available at the time of the original application. The Admissions Committee’s original decision would have been based upon all academic and non-academic information included in the original application. Information about events, such as grades or awards, occurring after the March 15th file completion deadline cannot be considered. The Committee’s decision on a petition for reconsideration is final and is not subject to further appeal.

A written request must include an explanation of the new information as well as valid reasons warranting reconsideration, and should be submitted to the Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 141 Bruton-Geer Hall, P. O. Box 117622, Gainesville, FL 32611-7622.

The Wait List Process

Each year the Levin College of Law receives a large volume of applications for admission. Based on prior years’ admissions cycles, the College of Law develops models that allow us to predict how many candidates who are offered admission to UF Law will choose to enroll. This, however, is never an exact science. In some years we may have more students enrolling than we anticipate, while in other years we may have fewer students in the entering class than we expect.

In order to ensure that we enroll the target number of students in the entering class, the Admissions Committee creates a “wait list” of candidates. Please review the following frequently asked questions for additional information on the wait list process and procedures.