J.D. Frequently Asked Questions

When are applications accepted?
We begin accepting applications in September. The regular application decision deadline is April 1, but late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

What are the median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA for the first-year class?
The class that enrolled in the fall of 2023 has a median LSAT score of 164 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.83. LSAT/UGPA medians were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by the law school to the American Bar Association.

Does SMU accept the GRE for admissions purposes?
Yes, BUT we can ONLY accept the GRE for admissions purposes for students who have not previously taken the LSAT.

Does SMU offer spring enrollment?
Entering J.D. students may only enroll in August. Transfer and visiting students are considered each term.

Does SMU average multiple LSAT scores?
No. We use an applicant’s highest reported LSAT score for admissions and scholarship awarding purposes.

How can I find out more about SMU?
You may request that materials be mailed to you, meet with a counselor, or tour the law school campus. For more details, please call the Admissions Office at 214-768-2550 or email us at lawadmit@smu.edu .