Domestic Law Student Checklist

This checklist has been developed as a calendar guide to assist you as you start your law school career at UC Irvine.

If you are an international student, go to the New International Law Student Checklist.



  • May 1 is the deadline to submit the Online Guaranteed Housing Application. Students who apply by the deadline will be notified of their housing community assignment by mid-May, via email. The guaranteed housing offer is for the fall semester, and cannot be deferred to a later time. Students who do not accept the University’s first housing offer may elect to be placed on the wait list for another community. More information at UCI Graduate Student Housing site.


  • Request Official Transcript with degree posted to clear provisional admission.
        Mail to:

        Office of Admissions

        UC Irvine School of Law

        401 E. Peltason Dr., Ste. 1000

      Irvine CA 92697-8000


  • Pay tuition and fees
      All financial aid funds administered by UCI (grants, scholarships, fellowships and federal loans) will appear as a credit on SBS 10 days before the first day of law school instruction; students must be enrolled in at least six units. Your financial aid funds will be applied to university charges first, and then refunded to you to pay for living expenses.
  • Apply for UCSHIP (Student Health Insurance)


September & October
  • First week of October, submit your official undergraduate transcript showing receipt of a bachelor’s degree. The ABA requires each admitted student to submit a final official undergraduate transcript to the School of Law. The copy you supplied to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is NOT an official transcript (ABA Standards, 502-I).