First-Year and Advanced Standing Students | Transfer Students | Visiting Students

First-Year and Advanced Standing Students

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law admits first-year and advanced standing students for matriculation in the fall semester.

Our primary form of contact is email. Emails will be sent when your application is received by our office, when your application is incomplete, when your application is completed and ready for review and for your admissions decision. You will also be provided with information to check your application status online.

We follow a rolling admission procedure, meaning we have no official deadline and will review and admit applicants as applications are received. While there is no official deadline, you are strongly encouraged to have a completed application submitted by March 1. We do not offer an early action admission program.

All first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. If you are awarded a scholarship, the offer will be included in your admission email. Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so, we recommend applying early, to ensure funds are still available at the time your application is reviewed. Advanced standing students are not eligible for merit scholarships

All application requirements (first-year JD requirements, Advanced Standing requirements) must be met before your application will be reviewed. Once your application file is complete, it typically takes 6-8 weeks to receive a decision from the Faculty Admissions Committee.

First-Year and Advanced Standing Timeline

  • September
    • September 1 – Denver Law begins accepting online applications
    • Applications are reviewed for completion and await Committee review
  • November
    • The Denver Law Faculty Admissions Committee begins reviewing complete applications
    • Decisions begin to be sent via email
  • February
    • February 1 – Recommended deadline to complete your admission application if applying for the Chancellor Scholarship (first-year students only)
    • February 15 – Recommended priority deadline for applying for federal financial aid
  • March
  • April
    • 1st Tuition Deposit Due
  • June
    • 2nd Tuition Deposit Due
  • August
    • Orientation
    • Mid-August – First Day of Class

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Transfer Students

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law admits transfer students for matriculation in the fall and spring and summer semesters.

Our primary form of contact is email. Emails will be sent when your application is received by our office, when your application is incomplete, when your application is completed and ready for review and for your admission decision. You will also be provided with information to check your application status online.

All application requirements must be met before your application will be reviewed. Once your file is complete, it may take a few weeks to receive a decision. The Faculty Admissions Committee will not make full admissions decisions with law courses/credit pending. Should you choose to apply before the completion of a semester, the Committee will review your file and may either: offer you a provisional decision – or – request final grades for the term before a decision is made.

We follow a rolling admission procedure, meaning we have no official deadline and will review and admit applicants as applications are received.

Transfer Timeline

  • September
    • September 1 – Denver Law begins accepting online applications for transfer for spring and fall semesters
  • December
    • December 1 – Recommended Deadline for Spring Transfer applicants
    • Spring Transfer Deposit Due
  • January
    • Mid-January – Spring Semester begins
  • July
    • July 1 – Recommended Deadline for Fall Transfer applicants
    • Fall Semester Tuition Deposit Due
  • August
    • Orientation
    • Mid-August – Fall Semester Begins

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Visiting Students

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law admits visiting students for matriculation in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Our primary form of contact is email. Emails will be sent when your application is received by our office, when your application is incomplete, when your application is completed and ready for review and for your admission decision. You will also be provided with information to check your application status online.

All application requirements must be met before your application will be reviewed. Once your file is complete it may take a few weeks to receive a decision.

We follow a rolling admission procedure, meaning we have no official deadline and will review and admit applicants as they are received.

Visiting Student Timeline

  • September
    • September 1 – Denver Law begins accepting online applications for visiting students for spring, summer and fall semesters
  • December
    • December 1 – Recommended Deadline for Spring Visiting Student applications
  • January
    • Mid-January – Spring Semester begins
  • May
    • May 1 – Recommended Deadline for Summer Visiting Student applications
    • Late May – Summer Semester Begins
  • July
    • July 1 – Recommended Deadline for Fall Visiting Student applications
  • August
    • Orientation
    • Mid-August – Fall Semester Begins

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