Summer Entry Program

The Summer Entry Program (SEP) is a special program of intensive study prior to the start of the fall semester. Admission to the program is limited to approximately 15 students selected by the Admissions Committee from among early and regular admission applicants. It is not a conditional acceptance program.

The purpose of the program is to better prepare those students for the rigors of the first year of law school. The applicants designated for the Summer Entry Program are those whose backgrounds, activities, and accomplishments indicate they are outstanding candidates for admission, but their LSAT scores or grade point averages fall below the levels typically needed for admission.

Students are nominated for consideration for SEP by members of the Admissions Committee during the normal review process. Applicants cannot apply directly to SEP or request that they be considered specifically for the program.

The program runs four weeks and typically begins shortly after the July 4th holiday. The cost of tuition, fees, and books is covered by the law school, and students receive a $1,500 stipend to help defray living expenses.