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Class of 2024 Important Dates and Deadlines

Prospective Students

Deadline DateDeadline Description
September 1, 2020

• Applications Available for Fall 2021 JD Admission

• First Day to Submit Application for Fall 2021 JD Admission

October 3, 2020

LSAT Exam Day

November 7, 2020 LSAT Exam Day 
November 15, 2020 Binding Early Decision Applications due & complete
January 16, 2021 LSAT Exam Day
February 20, 2021 LSAT Exam Day 
March 17, 2021

Deadline to submit application for Fall 2021 JD Admission

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, and other unforeseen issues with the application portal, UCI Law will accept applications for Fall 2021 admission until 11:59:59 PM (Pacific) on Friday, April 30, 2021.

April 10, 2021 LSAT Exam Day (Last Score Accepted for Fall 2021 Applicants)

Admitted Students

For a more thorough list of dates and deadlines for Admitted Students, please visit the Admitted Students page. 

Deadline DateDeadline Description
January 15, 2021

• Binding Early Decision SIR and non-refundable first seat deposit due

• Fall 2020 Deferral SIR and non-refundable first seat deposit due

February 2, 2021 Priority Filing Date for FAFSA Application
March 1, 2021 Online Housing Application Available
April 15, 2021 

• Regular Decision SIR and non-refundable first seat deposit begins to be due (this will become rolling for later admits; refer to the dates provided with your admission)

• Binding Early Decision non-refundable second seat deposit due

• Fall 2020 Deferral non-refundable second seat deposit due

May 1, 2021 Deadline to Apply for Guaranteed Housing. It is crucial to submit your SIR at least 48 hours before the housing application deadline to allow time for Housing to recieve your SIR record.
July 6, 2021 Priority Filing Date for Online Statement of Legal Residence
August 16, 2021 Deadline to Pay Fall Tuition and Fees (without Late Fees)
August 17, 2021 Mandatory New Student Orientation
August 23, 2021

First Day of Instruction

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year 2021-2022 may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.