JD Admissions Timeline - Entry in 2020 & 2021

Updated February 3, 2020

Entry Points into the JD Program

For degree study
JD First Year - entry occurs once a year in the latter half of August
JD Upper Year - entry occurs once a year in early 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 2021ENTRY IN 2020ITEM

For Year 1 entry
All tests from June 2016 to January 2021 inclusively, which include, for Canada and the USA, the test dates:

  • January 13, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
     
  • March 30, 2020 (cancelled worldwide due to the coronavirus)
     
  • April 25, 2020
  • June 8, 2020
  • July 13, 2020

For Year 1 entry
All tests from June 2015 to January 2020 inclusively, which include, for Canada and the USA, the test dates:

  • March 30, 2019
  • June 3, 2019
  • July 15, 2019

LSAT test date

Updated The LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the score to be available to law schools. Please complete it before the date that the score is released to you.

TENTATIVE
August 20, 2020
August 22, 2019
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
August 29, 2020
 
September 21, 2019
 
Updated
 
The LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the score to be available to law schools. Please complete it before the date that the score is released to you.
October 3, 2020
October 28, 2019
 
Updated
 The LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the score to be available to law schools. Please complete it before the date that the score is released to you.
November 1, 2020
November 1, 2019
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 later in November or the following January 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.
November 14, 2020
November 25, 2019
 
Updated
 The LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the score to be available to law schools. Please complete it before the date that the score is released to you.

If you plan on taking the LSAT after the Nov 1 application deadline, please still apply to OLSAS by the deadline, otherwise you will not have access to the application form.

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.
January 16, 2021
January 13, 2020
LSAT test date
- the last acceptable test date for admission to UofT in the entry year for First Year applicants
- taking the test at earlier dates is strongly encouraged
 
Updated The LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the score to be available to law schools. Please complete it before the date that the score is released to you. 
 
First Year applicants
If you plan on taking the LSAT after the Nov 1 application deadline, please still apply to OLSAS by the deadline, otherwise you will not have access to the application form.

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 19, 2021
February 21, 2020
Welcome Day for admitted students
April 1, 2021
April 1, 2020
First Year entry: Deadline to accept offers
through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre
May 1, 2021
May 1, 2020
Deadline for Application to 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 23, 2021
August 24, 2020First year students: start of classes
TENTATIVE
September 7, 2021
September 8, 2020Upper year students: start of classes

 

TIMING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS 

Notification of admission decisions will be made by email.
 
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. 
  • Until a decision is made, applicants will be considered automatically for each round. 
  • Notification of offers of admission are sent in each of the three rounds. Notification of refusals and wait listed applicants are made in the final round only. 
  • When all places in the class have been filled, an un-ranked 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.