Step 4: Application Review and Decision Notification
Applications for all degree and certificate programs are not reviewed until all required materials and the application fee have been received. Applicants currently enrolled in non-U.S. law schools that use a final examination result (such as a final state examination) or a final degree classification as a measure of academic performance may not receive a decision until those results are received by the Committee on Graduate Admissions.
After filing an application and submitting materials, applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application periodically by visiting the Applicant Online Status Check.
In an effort to communicate in a timely fashion with applicants, all decisions regarding application to the Graduate Division will be released electronically. Applicants may expect an email notification from email@example.com when their decisions have been released. An official offer of admission to any degree or certificate program of the Graduate Division of NYU School of Law is a mailed letter sent to the address indicated on the application. Decisions other than admission will only be released electronically and will not be mailed.
Full-time LL.M. Program in New York City
Full-time programs begin in August. Decisions regarding the full-time LL.M. program in New York City will be communicated in mid-March to applicants with foreign education credentials who supply to LSAC all materials necessary to complete their files by the December 17 deadline. Those foreign applicants who do not supply materials to LSAC to complete their application by December 17 will receive decisions as they are made following completion of their file. All decisions for foreign applicants to the LL.M. program in New York City will be communicated by June.
Applicants with domestic education credentials who complete their application by the appropriate deadline will receive decisions regarding the full-time LL.M. program in New York City as they are made. Note that, while applications are sent to the Committee on Graduate Admissions in the order in which they are completed, decisions are not necessarily made in the order in which applications are first reviewed. All domestic applicants to full-time programs will receive a decision no later than late June.
Dual LL.M. Program in Singapore
NYU@NUS begins in May. Decisions regarding NYU@NUS will be communicated to applicants who complete their applications by the December 17 deadline as they are made through mid-February. Those applications to NYU@NUS not completed by the deadline will receive decisions as soon as possible following completion of their file. All decisions for NYU@NUS will be communicated by early March.
Decisions for all J.S.D. applicants who supply all materials required to complete their files by the February 1 deadline will be released in late April.
Part-time LL.M., E-LL.M. and A.P.C. in Taxation Programs
Decisions for enrollment for Spring and Fall semester entry will be made as soon as possible following completion of an applicant’s file and typically no later than about 2 weeks before the start of each semester.