How to Apply to the Graduate Division

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To apply to the Graduate Division, you'll need to complete an online application form and submit some required materials via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Before you begin, check our application deadlines, and review the Admission 2021 Application Instructions (PDF: 233 KB) to ensure you comply with procedures and submit all required materials.

Online Application 

Attach the following items to the form:

  • Personal Statement
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Fee ($85)
  • Addendum (if applicable)
  • Certain programs have additional attachments.

 

Supporting Materials 

Submit the following items to LSAC:

  • Official Transcripts and Class Rank Statement
  • English Proficiency Test Score (if applicable)
  • Recommendation Letter(s)
  • Applicants must register for LSAC services.

Application Materials and COVID-19

Academic Credentials

We know your university or law school may have altered its transcript procedures as a result of the pandemic. You should contact LSAC if you have any questions about submitting your credentials. All academic records processed by LSAC will be forwarded to NYU for review. 

English Language Proficiency Tests

If possible, we strongly encourage you to take either the TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS (Academic Version) at an approved test center provided dates are available where you are located and it is safe for you to do so. The Committee will accept scores received up to two months after the deadline for test center exams. If you submit scores from a home-based version of these exams, you should arrange for LSAC to receive them by the deadline

Verification

The Committee reserves the right to require official transcripts other than those which are submitted to LSAC and/or a score from a test center exam before issuing a decision or matriculating at NYU, if admitted. 

Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

We cannot return or provide copies of any part of an application, transcripts, translations, score reports, recommendation letters, or supporting materials. We suggest you keep a copy of your application and all documents submitted.

Application materials and all supporting documents submitted in connection with an application for admitted students who enroll at New York University School of Law become part of the student's record and are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

For applicants in the European Union, please see NYU’s Data Privacy Notice for Prospective Students in the E.U.