Emory Law's Accelerated Decision Program


Get A Head Start On Your Law School Career:

Applicants may apply to Emory Law through the Accelerated Decision Program. As an Accelerated Decision candidate, you can:

  • Receive your admission decision 14 days after your file becomes complete
  • Be considered for merit-based scholarships sooner than regular decision applicants (All students admitted through this program will be awarded a merit based scholarship. However, amounts are not determined until later in the admission cycle.)
  • Have the security of knowing where you will be next fall
  • Have the ability to plan for housing, health insurance, and other law school requirements
  • Avoid the expense of numerous law school applications


Specifics About the Program: 

While all candidates are eligible to apply through the Accelerated Decision (AD) program, this is a binding commitment program, so please review the following information carefully to decide whether the AD program is right for you:

  • AD applicants will be notified of their decision no later than 14 days after the application for admission is complete
  • If admitted under the AD program, the candidate must submit a nonrefundable deposit of $750 within 14 days of admission
  • This is a binding decision program
    • An AD applicant must enroll in Emory Law if accepted under this program
    • An AD applicant may apply to other law schools, but once admitted to Emory Law through this program, he or she must withdraw all other law school applications and may not apply to any other law schools
  • An AD applicant may not apply for another binding early decision program at another law school.
  • Merit-based scholarships will awarded following admission.  However, the AD program is not recommended for those who need to know their full financial aid package before paying a deposit
  • Candidates admitted under the AD program may not defer admission
  • Emory Law reserves the right to provide other law schools with the names of applicants admitted under the AD program
  • AD applicants who are not admitted through the AD program, but transferred to the regular applicant pool, can keep admission applications to other law schools open and initiate new applications.  These AD applicants are not bound to enroll at Emory Law if offered admission later in the admissions season as part of the regular decision process

*Note: You must email a signed "Accelerated Decision Program Agreement" to jdadmission(at)emory.edu after your submit the Emory Law application through LSAC.  Click here to download the agreement.