After You’ve Applied

You’ve submitted your application…. What’s next?

Check Your Application Status

You may check the status of your Berkeley Law School application using the Online Application Status Checker. This feature allows you to monitor the status of your file at your convenience. Your status will be updated as soon as changes are made to your application.

For those applications that are not yet complete, it may take a few weeks from the date we receive your application to the date your application is processed. LSAC will notify you when your report is sent to us. The Office of J.D. Admissions will notify candidates via email if additional information is required in order to complete your file. Once your status changes to in review, you will also receive an email notification.

Your username and password will be sent to the email address provided in your application. If you experience problems, please contact the Office of J.D. Admissions at


Decision Notification

Decision notifications are sent to applicants as decisions are made. For the majority of applicants this is usually by mid-March. An admitted applicant has several weeks to respond to the offer, but in no case is an applicant required to respond before April 1. Note that the early decision process operates on a different timeline.


Acceptance/Seat Deposit

Berkeley Law School does not require a deposit to hold a place in our class. Instead, we rely on the honesty and integrity of each admitted student to provide a candid response about accepting our offer of admission. We believe this policy describes the essence of being a lawyer. 



Once an applicant has been denied admission the decision is final. There is no reconsideration. Exceptions are made only in unusual cases in which an error for which the applicant was not responsible, and which the applicant promptly brought to the law school’s attention, may have affected the decision. Because files are considered on a comparative basis, reconsideration would lay open the possibility of unfairly granting attention to individual applicants. It is therefore avoided.