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How to Apply

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Start the application process with just one step.

Step 1

Complete and submit the Application for Admission and 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.

Complete the application process by following Steps 2 and 3.

Step 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 letters of recommendation. Professional, academic, or civic, dated 2019 or later. Letters to be formatted as follows:
    • U.S. Mail: Signed original, sealed by author
    • 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.

Step 3

All applicants must review the four categories below for additional required documents and, if applicable, submit as instructed.

  1. Applicants with an LSAT Score
    • Official LSAT Score Report
      • Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is not required
      • If using CAS, designate GUCL as a recipient, assign two recommendations, and pay the Law School Report fee. The file must be complete to be released.
      • If not using CAS, GUCL will request a score report directly from LSAC.
  2. Applicants without an LSAT Score
    • Two additional letters of recommendation from professional references. Letters to be formatted as follows:
      • U.S. Mail: Signed original, sealed by author
      • 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

  • Fall 21/22 file completion deadlines: Early - June 1st, Standard - July 2nd
  • 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.