Georgetown University Law Center Early Assurance Program

As a Georgetown junior interested in law school, you can apply to Georgetown University Law Center via the Early Assurance Program. You submit your application in the spring and typically receive a response by the end of the spring semester. 

If admitted, you can matriculate at Georgetown Law in the fall semester after completing your undergraduate degree. Acceptance is non-binding and you are free to take the LSAT and apply to other law schools.

Early Assurance Application Requirements

Your application must include:

  • Official transcripts with at least 5 semesters of undergraduate grades
  • At least one letter of recommendation (but you are allowed to submit more)
  • A dean’s certification
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Diversity statement (optional)
  • The actual application
  • Application fee
  • Do not submit this application electronically. Submit all materials to the Law Center in hard copy format.
Application Timeline

Georgetown Law Center schedules the dates during which applications may be submitted on its website.

Please consult the Georgetown Law website for specific dates and deadlines.

Who is competitive?

Competitive applicants typically have at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA. Statistics for admitted applicants in past cycles are available on the Georgetown Law website.

 

What if I am studying abroad junior year?

You can still apply.

If you are studying abroad during the fall semester

Enjoy your fall semester. Plan on scheduling a meeting with the pre-law advisor in January when you return to Georgetown.

During your January meeting, the pre-law advisor and you will:

  • create a timeline for preparation and submission of your application materials
  • work on your personal statement, resume and possible diversity statement
  • discuss letters of recommendation, the Dean’s Certification and submission of your transcripts
  • handle all application-related questions and issues

If you are studying abroad during the spring semester

Schedule a meeting with the pre-law advisor during the fall semester before you leave campus.
- You and your pre-law advisor will discuss all aspects of the application process and develop a plan and timeline.
- Meet with your letter of recommendation writers prior to leaving campus to request your letters.
- Letters must be submitted during a specific window in the spring set by Georgetown Law Center.  Writers can either write and hold the letter until such time or write and submit the letter while you are abroad.
- Meet with your Major Dean and give him/her the Dean’s Certification.  The Certification should be filled out and submitted according to GULC timeline requirements.

Between January – April:

  • Contact the registrar and have official copies of your transcripts submitted to Georgetown Law Center.
  • Contact your letter writers and Major Dean to make sure letters of recommendation and a Dean’s Certification have been submitted
  • Work with the pre-law advisor on your application and application documents. (You can do this by e-mail, telephone and Skype.)
  • Submit all materials in advance of the early assurance deadlines.

If you are studying abroad all year

Meet with the pre-law advisor during sophomore year or during the summer before you leave for study abroad. You and your pre-law advisor will discuss all aspects of the application process and develop a plan and timeline.

Between January – April:

  • Contact the registrar and have official copies of your transcripts submitted to Georgetown Law Center.
  • Contact your letter of recommendation writers and major dean.
  • Request that documents be submitted to Georgetown Law Center.
  • Work with the pre-law advisor on your application and application documents. (You can do this by e-mail, telephone and Skype).
  • Submit all materials in advance of the early assurance deadlines.