Important Dates and Deadlines

Applying for admission

The e-application for admission may be filed as early as Sept. 1 for consideration for the class that begins the following August. While the priority deadline for applications is March 1, applications may be filed throughout the year.

Admission decisions

The Admissions Committee begins to review applications as soon as they are considered complete. Decisions are usually made by mid-March. Applicants are notified as soon as possible after the decision is made.

Accepting or declining offers

Admitted candidates will be asked to accept or decline the offer in writing within a reasonable period of time. Two non-refundable deposits are required. Candidates are encouraged to act responsibly in managing multiple offers of admission, realizing that seats are coveted by other students at the schools to which you are accepted.

Waiting list

Since the target class size is small, the college maintains a waiting list of talented candidates each year. Candidates are encouraged to reaffirm their interest as the admission process continues. Several seats in the class are usually filled from the waiting list each year.

Check the status of your application

You may check your application status by accessing your account on the LSAC website. If you have questions, feel free to contact the admissions office lawadmit@utk.edu or 865-974-4131.

Communication about your file

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 limits the communication the school officials can have about about students’ application information. Your application file can only be shared with you, the applicant. If you expect to be out of the country or unavailable during the application process, it is advisable to designate a parent or spouse to speak with the admissions staff on your behalf. Please send a signed letter to lawadmit@utk.edu authorizing and naming your designee.

Foreign-educated applicants

Foreign-educated applicants must submit foreign transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. If postsecondary work was completed outside the United States (including U.S. territories) or Canada, you must use this service for evaluation of your transcripts. The one exception to this requirement is if you completed foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript. If we determine that you need to submit a TOEFL score, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. Questions and directions for registering for the service can be directed to 215-968-1001, or lsacinfo@lsac.org.