NOTE:   We are not yet ready to welcome visitors to the Law School. Team Admissions and Aid along with our student admissions ambassadors and other community members are finalizing the visitor schedule consistent with university guidelines for the upcoming spring semester.  Please do not come to campus until the opportunities are posted are posted on the Experience UCI Law page.

Updated: 1/10/2023

Important Dates and Deadlines

These dates are for applicants for 1L admission to the Fall 2023 entering class (JD class of 2026). If you are interested in Transfer or Visiting admissions, please refer to their respective pages. 

Prospective Students

Deadline Date Deadline Description
September 1, 2022

• Applications Available for Fall 2023 JD Admission

• First Day to Submit Application for Fall 2023 JD Admission

October 2022 LSAT 

LSAT Exam Days (Last accepted score for Early Decision)

November 2022 LSAT  LSAT Exam Days
November 15, 2022 Binding Early Decision Applications due & complete
January 2023 LSAT LSAT Exam Days
February 2023 LSAT LSAT Exam Days
March 31, 2023 Priority deadline to submit application for Fall 2023 JD Admission
April 2023 LSAT LSAT Exam Days (Last accepted score for Regular Decision)

Admitted Students - Class of 2026

For a more thorough list of dates and deadlines for Admitted Students, please visit the Admitted Students page (which will be available in January). 

Deadline Date Deadline Description
January 13, 2023
February 1, 2023 Admitted students who wish to be considered for a need-based grant must submit complete parental information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application by the application deadline. 
March 1, 2023 Online Housing Application Available
April 15, 2023
  • Regular Decision non-refundable SIR Deposit begins to be due (this will become rolling for later admits; refer to the dates provided with your admission)
  • Early Decision non-refundable second seat deposit due
May 2, 2023 Deadline to Apply for Guaranteed Housing. It is crucial to submit your SIR Deposit least 48 hours before the housing application deadline to allow time for Housing to receive your SIR record. The deposit must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. (PT); May 2, 2023
July 6, 2023 Priority Filing Date for Online Statement of Legal Residence
August 14-18, 2023 Mandatory New Student Orientation
August 15, 2023 Deadline to Pay Fall Tuition and Fees (without Late Fees)
August 22, 2023 First Day of Instruction

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year 2023-2024 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. 


Last Updated 01/18/2023