JD Admissions Timeline - Entry in 2023

Updated August 23, 2022

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, letter of permission students and NCA candidates may be allowed to enter in January, but must apply by their standard deadlines. 
 
ENTRY IN 2023ITEM

For First Year entry

Worldwide, all 'regular' LSAT and LSAT Flex tests held in the months of June 2018 to January 2023 inclusively. The test dates may vary across the different world regions.

VIABLE LSAT TEST DATES

The 'regular' 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.

June 10, 2022
(Canada & US: June 10. 11)
 
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. 
August 18, 2022
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 2022
(Canada & US: Aug 12, 13)
 
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.
September 2022
(Canada & US: Sept 9, 10)
 
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 2022
(Canada & US: Oct 14, 15)
 
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, 2022
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 2022
(Canada & US: Nov 11, 12)
 
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 2023
(Canada & US: Jan 13, 14)
LSAT TEST: LAST VIABLE FOR FIRST YEAR 
 
The January LSAT is the last acceptable test 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 24, 2023
TENTATIVELY
WELCOME DAY
Celebratory introduction to UofT Law for admitted students
April 1, 2023 
ADMISSION RESPONSE DEADLINE: FIRST YEAR ENTRY
 
Deadline to accept or decline first year admission offers at the Ontario Law School Application Service 
 May 1, 2023
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
August 21, 2023
TENTATIVELY
First year students: start of classes
September 5, 2023
TENTATIVELY
Upper year students: start of classes

 

TIMING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS 

Applications are reviewed after the close of the respective application deadlines. Admission decisions will be made after files are complete. Notification of admission decisions will be made by email.
 
FIRST YEAR APPLICANTS
  • Application files are reviewed after the application deadline.

  • We expect to make three main rounds of offers of admissions:
    • the first round in early December
    • the second round in late January to early February, and
    • the third and 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 unranked wait list is established to fill vacancies as they occur. 
     
  • For candidates whose academic programs/degrees/courses are in progress during the application cycle, offers of admission will be conditional upon the completion of the in-progress academic record, including coursework, exams, co-op work terms etc., before the start of law school classes.

 
UPPER YEAR APPLICANTS(Transfers, Letter of Permission, NCA)

  • Application files are reviewed after the application deadline.
  • Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, as applications become complete and are reviewed.
  • There is no wait list for upper year applicants.