JD Admissions Timeline - Entry in 2018

Updated September 1, 2017

Entry Points into the JD Program

For degree study
JD First Year - 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. 
 
ENTRY IN 2018ITEM
August 24, 2017
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
November 1, 2017
Deadline for Application - First Year entry*
to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
- Online: 11:59 pm (Toronto time) on the deadline date
- Mail/courier: postmarked on or before the deadline date

Apply by the deadline even if you intend to sit the LSAT in the following Dec or Feb after the deadline, or if your transcripts may be late to arrive at OLSAS.

*For Combined Degree Programs, please check with the partner programs 
for their application deadline dates and procedures.
December 2, 2017
First Year applicants
If you plan on taking the LSAT after the Nov 1 application deadline, please still apply to OLSAS by the deadline. Do not wait to register for the test or for the test results in order to apply. The application form will ask if a future test will be taken, and the results can be submitted once they are available.
February 10, 2018
LSAT test date
- the last acceptable test date for admission to UofT in the entry year. 
- taking the test at earlier dates is strongly encouraged
 
First Year applicants
If you plan on taking the LSAT after the Nov 1 application deadline, please still apply to OLSAS by the deadline. Do not wait to register for the test or for the test results in order to apply. The application form will ask if a future test will be taken, and the results can be submitted once they are available
February 23, 2018
Welcome Day for admitted students
April 1, 2018
First Deadline to accept offers
through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
May 1, 2018
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 (Toronto time) on the deadline date
- Mail/courier: postmarked on or before the deadline date
tentative
August 20, 2018
First year students: start of classes
tentative
September 4, 2018
Upper year students: start of classes

 

TIMING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS 

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. When all places in the class have been filled, a wait list is established to fill vacancies as they occur.
 
Upper Year Applicants (Transfers, Visiting/Letter of Permission, NCA)
Offers are made on a rolling basis, as applications become complete and are reviewed. There is no wait list for upper year applicants.