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College of Law

Florida State University

 

J.D. Early Binding Decision

The Early Binding Decision process is ideal for applicants who have thoroughly researched law schools and feel confident that Florida State University College of Law is their top choice. Applicants admitted through Early Binding Decision will automatically be considered for our full range of scholarship opportunities, including our Preeminent Scholars Scholarship Award, which covers full-tuition for all three years whether in-state or out-of-state, plus a $5,000 per year living stipend. Out-of-state recipients must reclassify to in state status for tuition purposes after the first year to continue receiving the living stipend for the second and third years.

Applicants who are admitted through Early Binding Decision are obligated to accept the offer of admission, immediately withdraw from all other schools where an application has been submitted, and cease submitting any new applications to other law schools. Applicants selecting Early Binding Decision cannot apply to any other law school simultaneously through an Early Binding Decision program. If admitted through Early Binding Decision, failure to abide by these rules will result in Florida State Law revoking the offer of admission.

Early Binding Decision applications must be submitted by December 15. All application requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions by January 15 in order to be considered as an Early Binding Decision applicant. It is ideal for an Early Binding Decision applicant to have an LSAT score prior to the December administration. The December LSAT score will be accepted provided the CAS report is received by the January 15th deadline. Applications that are incomplete by the deadline will be considered as part of the regular applicant pool for the admissions cycle.

Decisions will be made on Early Binding Decision applications on a rolling basis. Applicants who are admitted through Early Binding Decision are required to submit enrollment documents and the non-refundable seat deposit of $200.00 by January 31st.

Applicants who apply through Early Binding Decision but are not accepted through Early Binding Decision will be informed either that their application has been moved to the regular applicant pool for consideration or that their application for admission has been denied.


Timeline for Early Binding Decision

Application Available: September 1

Application Deadline: December 15

Completion Deadline: January 15

Seat Deposit Due: January 31