FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

For your convenience, the following is a list of important dates and answers to questions that may help you with the admissions process at Howard University School of Law:

When will HUSL begin accepting applications?
October 1st

When will HUSL begin reviewing applications?
November. All prospective students are encouraged to submit and complete their applications as early as possible but no later than March 15. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.

When will a decision be made?
Howard operates a “Rolling Admissions” program. This means decisions are made on a continual basis, once an application is complete and until the class is filled. Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification of her status. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision or update (i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately ten weeks from that date.

When should I take the LSAT?
We recommend you take the LSAT early, allowing as much time as you need to prepare. Remember, the LSAT is not a test of your intelligence but a test of your preparedness. The average student that scores at or above the median for all test takers prepares at least 6 months and practices regularly for the exam. It is important to note, how well you prepare and the skills refined while preparing will go a long way in determining your success in law school.

What is the average LSAT and UGPA (undergraduate grade point average) for accepted students?
153 (LSAT) 3.4 (UGPA)

What is your application fee?
$60. Need-based fee waivers are granted on a limited basis and at the discretion of the admissions staff. Please submit a brief written statement expressing the need for the waiver to admissions@law.howard.edu

What is your application deadline?
ALL FILES MUST BE RECEIVED by March 15. (WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND APPLYING BY JANUARY 1st or as soon as possible) as scholarship dollars are impacted by application volume.

Do you have an Early Bird/CLEO type Program?
No, however, HU is a CLEO founding member school and a supporter of the program.

Does HUSL provide Scholarships?
Yes, HU has Merit Scholarships that range from partial to full tuition. They are awarded based on the careful review of the academic performance of the student (LSAT, GPA) and the quality of the application.

How much are tuition and total cost of attendance?
First-Year Law Student cost of attendance can be found here

Do you have an Evening/Part-Time Program?
No, only a full-time day program that can be completed in 3 years without interruption.

Do you have any Joint Degree Programs?
Yes, a JD/MBA Program which can be completed in 4 years without interruption.

What is the size of your Law School?
Approximately 450 students across all years (1L, 2L and 3L’s and LLM students) 


Howard University School of Law is fully approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. If you have any questions regarding Howard or any other law school’s accreditation status you may contact:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60610-4714
PH. 312 -988-6738