JD Admissions Timeline - Entry in 2017 & 2018

Updated March 5, 2017

Entry Points into the JD Program

For degree study
JD Year 1 - entry occurs once a year in August
JD Upper Year - entry occurs once a year in September

For non-degree study
Entry occurs in September. Visiting exchange or letter of permission students may be allowed to enter in January, but must apply by standard deadlines. 
Late August 2017August 23,  2016
Online JD Applications open
obtain from and submit to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
for first year, upper year (transfer, letter of permission), and NCA
September 16, 2017
September 24, 2016
November 1, 2017 November 1, 2016
Deadline for Application - Year 1 entry*
to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
- online extended from 11:59 pm EDT November 1 to 4:30 Pm EDT November 3 
- by mail: postmarked extended from November 1 to November 3

Apply by the deadline even if you intend to sit the LSAT in the following Dec or Feb after the deadline.

*For Combined Degree Programs, please check with the partner programs 
for their application deadline dates and procedures.
December 2, 2017December 3, 2016LSAT test date
February 10, 2017
February 4, 2017
LSAT test date
- the last acceptable test date for admission at UofT in the entry year. 
- taking the test at earlier dates is strongly encouraged
February 23, 2018
February 24, 2017
Welcome Day for admitted students
April 1, 2018
April 1, 2017
First Deadline to accept offers
through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
May 1, 2018
May 1, 2017
Deadline for Application - Upper Year entry (transfer, letter of permission) and National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)
to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
- online: by 11:59 pm EDT, May 1
- by mail: postmarked by May 1
August 20, 2017
August 21, 2017
First year students: start of classes
September 4, 2018
September 5, 2017
Upper year students: start of classes



First Year Applicants 
We expect to make three main rounds of offers of admissions, one round in early December, another round in late January, and a final round in mid-March.
Upper Year Applicants (Transfers, Visiting/Letter of Permission, NCA)
Offers are made on a rolling basis, as applications become complete and are reviewed.


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