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North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law accepts online applications only, beginning October 1st through March 31st of the year of anticipated fall enrollment. There is no spring semester enrollment. All applicants must apply using the online application. Materials submitted prior to October 1st will be returned unprocessed.

Applicants have the option of applying to one or both law school programs (Day, Evening, or both Day and Evening) on the same application and for one $50 application fee. Applicants are encouraged to read the admissions information for each program (Day Program / Evening Program) and to carefully select the program that best meets their objectives. Switching programs after submission of the initial application is not permitted.

The $50 non-refundable, non-waivable application fee must be paid through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) fee collection service to submit the online application.

Because decisions are made on a rolling admission basis, it is advantageous to apply to the School of Law as early in the admissions year as possible. However, regardless of when an applicant applies, an applicant whose performance indicators are in the middle-range may not receive an admissions decision until later in the admissions cycle.

Only completed online applications will be processed. Applications submitted omitting answers will not be processed and therefore, are considered incomplete and will be denied. Applicants have a continuing obligation to submit updated application or other supplemental information that may have bearing on the admissions decision, the accuracy of the application file, the ability to continue law school studies, or on the applicant’s eligibility to take the bar examination upon graduation. Click here for additional application information.

Note: MacBook or MacBook Pro users must use Firefox as their web browser to apply online through the LSAC’s online application service.

Please retain a copy of the completed application and accompanying materials; and store them with your important papers for future reference. A copy of your completed application for admission to any law school is required when applying for a license to practice law in North Carolina, and may be required by other state bars. For a directory of bar licensing agencies for all states, go to the American Bar Association’s website.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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