JD Admissions Timeline - Entry in 2021

Updated November 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 their standard deadlines. 
 
ENTRY IN 2021ITEM

For First Year entry

All standard LSAT and LSAT Flex tests from June 2016 to January 2021 inclusively, worldwide.

VIABLE LSAT TEST DATES

The standard LSAT and LSAT Flex are both acceptable for admission.

LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the multiple choice test score to be available to both you and the law schools.

August 20, 2020
JD APPLICATIONS OPEN ONLINE

For first year, transfer, letter of permission and National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) candidates
 
Obtain from and submit directly to the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS)
 
The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) operated by LSAC is not to be used for applying to UofT
August 2020
 
scheduled from August 29 in Canada & USA
 
 
LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the multiple choice test score to be available to both you and the law schools.
October 2020
 
scheduled from October 3 in Canada & USA
 
LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the multiple choice test score to be available to both you and law schools. 
November 1, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FIRST YEAR ENTRY*

Due at the Ontario Law School Application Service
- 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 2020

re-scheduled from November 7 in Canada & USA - originally scheduled on November 14
 
First Year candidates
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 OLSAS application form will ask if a future test will be taken, and it will obtain the future score once it is available.
 
LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the multiple choice test score to be available to both you and law schools.
January 2021
 
scheduled for January 16 in Canada & USA
LSAT TEST DATE: LAST VIABLE FOR FIRST YEAR
 
This the last acceptable test date for first-year entry. Taking the test at earlier dates is strongly encouraged
 
LSAT Writing must be completed and processed by LSAT in order for the multiple choice test score to be available to both you and law schools. 
 
First Year candidates
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 OLSAS application form will ask if a future test will be taken, and it will obtain the future score once it is available.
February 19, 2021
WELCOME DAY
Celebratory introduction to UofT Law for admitted students
April 1, 2021
ADMISSION RESPONSE DEADLINE: FIRST YEAR ENTRY
 
Deadline to accept or decline first year admission offers at the Ontario Law School Application Service 
May 1, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UPPER YEAR ENTRY

Transfer, letter of permission and National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)

Due at the Ontario Law School Application Service 
- Online: by 11:59 pm (Toronto time) on the deadline date
- Mail/courier: postmarked on or before the deadline date
TENTATIVE
August 23, 2021
First year students: start of classes
TENTATIVE
September 7, 2021
Upper year students: start of classes

 

TIMING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS 

Applications are reviewed after the close of the respective application deadlines. 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, 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.

 

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