The University of Pittsburgh School of Law encourages all applicants to apply early in the admissions cycle. With our rolling admissions process, Early Decision applicants receive first consideration. Early Decision expresses to the Admissions Committee an applicant's commitment to attend Pitt Law, if admitted. If the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is your first choice of law school, you should apply under our Early Decision option. Early Decision is binding.
To apply through our Early Decision process, you must complete and submit our admissions application and check the Early Decision box under Program Choice. Applicants who wish to be considered for Early Decision must ensure that we receive the application and all required materials by December 1.
All Early Decision applicants will be notified of the Admission Committee's decision by the end of December. There are three decisions that may be rendered on an Early Decision Application.
- Accepted - if admitted, Early Decision applicants are immediately bound to enroll at Pitt Law and are required to withdraw all other law school applications. Because offers of admission under the Early Decision process are binding, applicants may not apply to any other law schools' Early Decision processes.
- Deferred - deferred applications will be considered again in the regular admission cycle and a positive admissions decision will no longer be binding.