The 早期的决定 option is available for prospective students who, after careful consideration of their future plans and a thorough investigation of a variety of law schools, have concluded that Elon University School of Law will provide them with the legal education that best fulfills their needs and expectations. Applicants who are certain that 伦的法律 is their first-choice institution are encouraged to apply as 早期的决定 candidates.

早期的决定 candidates must submit their applications by January 5, and all items necessary for completion of the application must be received by January 15. Only completed applications are considered for admission. An application is considered complete when all required documents have been received including: the application itself, the application fee, 中科院的一份报告, the personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and the character fitness statement (if necessary). 早期的决定 candidates must take the LSAT no later than the November test date to be considered for this option. Applicants should also consider, and incorporate into their application timelines, the time it will take for their CAS reports to be processed and transmitted to the School of Law.

早期的决定 candidates agree that they will not submit an early decision application to any other law school this year. 早期的决定 candidates will be notified by January 31 with a decision. Decision options for 早期的决定 candidates are admitted, denied, or deferred for further review. Applications deferred for futher review are kept active with all other applications under the 常规的决定 cycle. Some candidates deferred for futher review at the 早期的决定 stage may ultimately be offered admission through the 常规的决定 cycle. If an 早期的决定 applicant is denied admission or the decision is deferred for further review, the applicant may continue being considered for admission to law schools to which he/she had previously applied and may initiate applications to additional law schools.

早期的决定 candidates agree that, if admitted to 伦的法律 under the 早期的决定 option, they will withdraw any pending applications to other law schools and not submit any additional applications.The admitted 早期的决定 candidate will submit a non-refundable deposit of $750 to Elon University within two weeks of admission. This deposit will be credited toward fall trimester tuition.

Applicants admitted under the 早期的决定 option will be notified of the receipt of a law school scholarship prior to their deposit deadline; however, other financial aid awards, including loan packages, will not be determined until later in the spring.

The School of Law reserves the right to provide other law schools with the names of applicants accepted under its 早期的决定 option.