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How to Apply

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Start the application process with just one step.

  1. Complete the Application for Admission and submit with fee.

    • Application for Admission
    • Application fee $65.00, non-refundable, payable to GUCL by check or money order
    • Submit the Application for Admission and fee by U.S. Mail to:
    Glendale University College of Law
    Office of Admissions
    220 North Glendale Avenue
    Glendale, CA 91206

    The Application for Admission and fee may not be submitted electronically.

    Next, follow the instructions in step 2.

  2. All applicants must submit the following required documents by U.S. Mail or electronically to administration@glendalelaw.edu.

    • Official transcripts from any colleges ever attended
    • Two additional letters of recommendation from professional references, dated 2019 or later. Letters to be formatted as follows:
      • U.S. Mail: Signed original, sealed by author OR
      • Electronic: Signed PDF directly from author or CAS
    • Personal Statement typed in this format:
      • 2 - 3 pages of content, 500-750 word count
      • Double-spaced, 12-point font, full name included
      • Topic: Discuss how you expect the demands of law school to impact your current commitments and what specific changes you plan to make to meet those demands.

    Documents may be submitted individually, as a package, or by using the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Only completed applicant files are presented to the Admissions Committee.

    Complete the application process by following step 3.

  3. Last, review all four categories below and, where applicable, submit as instructed.

    1. Applicants with an LSAT Score
      • Official LSAT Score Report
        • A Credential Assembly Service (CAS) full report is not required by GUCL. If using CAS, designate GUCL as a recipient, assign two recommendations, and pay the Law School Report fee. Note: A full report will only be released by LSAC if all required documents have been submitted.
    2. Applicants without an LSAT Score
      • Two additional letters of recommendation from professional references, dated 2019 or later. Letters to be formatted as follows:
        • U.S. Mail: Signed original, sealed by author OR
        • Electronic: Signed PDF directly from author
      • Skills Essay typed in this format:
        • 2 - 3 pages of content, 500-750 word count
        • Double-spaced, 12-point font, full name included
        • Topic: Discuss how you use or have used your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to excel academically and/or professionally.
    3. Applicants with Foreign Education
      • Official evaluation of foreign education (4 - 6 week turnaround)
        • Contact a credential evaluation service on the State Bar's approved list
        • Order a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of foreign education
        • Submit the official evaluation to GUCL in original, sealed envelope
    4. Applicants with Prior Law School Attendance
      • Official transcript and letter of standing from prior law school
      • Official LSAT Score Report
      • Addendum: Discuss your prior law school experience, what you learned from it, and what you would do differently now.

Important Notices for All Applicants

  • Early Application file completion deadline: TBA
  • Applicants may be asked to submit transcripts to the State Bar of CA if GUCL cannot establish with certainty that pre-legal education requirements have been met.
  • All documents and other items submitted during the application process become property of GUCL. No documents or other items submitted during the application process will be copied for, or returned to, an applicant regardless of the status of the Application for Admission.