The entire Rutgers Law community hopes that you and your family are well as society navigates the continuing uncertainties resulting from COVID-19. The Admissions and Financial Aid staff remain available to assist you as you consider Rutgers Law as a place to pursue your legal education. We encourage you to bookmark or visit this page frequently, as we will provides updates to keep you as informed as possible during the fluidity of the next few months.  We also encourage you to continue to visit the Rutgers University—Covid-19 update site as well as sites that provide critical information.

1. Has the Coronavirus pandemic impacted the admissions process for prospective or current applicants?

We understand that many communities are experiencing closures and restrictions of other activities that may impact personal, professional, and academic endeavors.  However, our ability to process, evaluate, and notify applicants has not been impacted. The fall 2020 application is now closed, however, the application for fall 2021 will open in September. There is no application fee.

Please visit www.lsac.org for current information about the administration of the LSAT and the other services provided by LSAC.

2. Has the decision notification timeline change or will there be any adjustments for Fall 2020 enrollment?

As in a typical admissions cycle, the evaluations of applications and decisions will continue to be issued throughout the summer. We will continue to notify applicants of their decisions, initially via email and when appropriate with follow up mailings. 

3. How will you evaluate any spring grades that were assigned as Pass/No Credit or Pass/Fail? 

We realize that many colleges and universities were forced to pivot very quickly from in-person instruction to remote instruction.  In many circumstances, these institutions implemented alternative mandatory or optional grading systems. 

The review and selection process at Rutgers Law is a holistic practice, thus it is the totality of your academic record that will be most important. 

4. What about the seat deposit due date for admitted students? 

Seat deposit due dates are typically three weeks from the notification of acceptance.  You may submit your seat deposit by scrolling to the bottom of our Admitted Students page.

5. Are there opportunities to visit the law school?

Out of concern for all members of the law school community and visitors, all on-campus activities remain suspended.

As you consider your enrollment plans, we recognize how crucial the opportunity to engage with members of the Rutgers Law community is in that decision process.  We encourage you to join our Online Information Session on July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. EDT where you'll learn about the Rutgers Law curriculum, application process, and more. The session is the first of many planned for the year and will feature breakout room Q&As with staff in Newark and Camden. Click here to register.

6. Are there scholarship opportunities for admitted students? 

All admitted students are considered for Rutgers Law scholarship support.  Usually, at the time of acceptance, if you are identified as a recipient of scholarship support, you will be notified.  However, we encourage you to look at all outside scholarship opportunities as well.

7.  What is happening for the Fall 2020 semester?

The fall semester at Rutgers University will combine a majority of remotely delivered courses with a limited number of in-person classes. Read here for more information.

Financial Aid

1. When will I receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter?

We will send you a Financial Aid Offer letter once we receive your 20-21 FAFSA. The Award Offer Letter will contain additional information regarding the next steps in the loan process.

2. What if the scholarship I received with my acceptance letter is not on my Financial Aid Offer Letter?

Scholarships will be added to your Financial Aid Offer Letter once you pay your seat deposit and return the Scholarship Acknowledgment Form. We will then send you a revised Award Offer Letter that will include your scholarship. 
 
3. I have prior educational loans that need to be deferred. Who processes my forms?

Deferment forms are processed by the Rutgers Law Registrar’s office and returned to your loan servicer once you matriculate.  At the time of enrollment, you will receive directions on how to submit the In-School Deferment Forms to the appropriate campus Registrar’s Office. 

4. If I have more questions about financial aid, who should I contact?

Camden:  Director of Financial Aid  Cassandra Hunter
                                  Cassandra.hunter@rutgers.edu
Newark:   Director of Financial Aid Tai Gedeon
                                  tai.gedeon@law.rutgers.edu
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In closing, at this time of community dispersion and economic disjunction, please know that we are here for you and any questions related to your consideration and planned enrollment at Rutgers Law.  Do check back often for updated information, however, in the meantime to be in touch with the admissions office, please contact us at admissions@law.rutgers.edu.