Timing of Admissions Decisions
UF Law reviews files on a modified rolling admissions basis and applicants could be notified of a decision as early as November, with notifications continuing through late July. Candidates are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. Applying early allows for the possibility of receiving a final decision much earlier in the process and for applying for financial aid in a timely manner. It also allows time to correct possible problems with the initial application. We strongly recommend applying early as this will place applicants in the best possible position for admission and scholarship consideration.
Petitioning for Reconsideration
Applicants who have been denied admission can request reconsideration only in cases where the applicant has learned of significant additional information that was not available at the time of the original application. The Admissions Committee’s original decision would have been based upon all academic and non-academic information included in the original application. Information about events, such as grades or awards, occurring after the March 15th file completion deadline cannot be considered. The Committee’s decision on a petition for reconsideration is final and is not subject to further appeal.
A written request must include an explanation of the new information as well as valid reasons warranting reconsideration, and should be submitted to the Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 141 Bruton-Geer Hall, P. O. Box 117622, Gainesville, FL 32611-7622.
The Wait List Process
Each year the Levin College of Law receives a large volume of applications for admission. Based on prior years’ admissions cycles, the College of Law develops models that allow us to predict how many candidates who are offered admission to UF Law will choose to enroll. This, however, is never an exact science. In some years we may have more students enrolling than we anticipate, while in other years we may have fewer students in the entering class than we expect.
In order to ensure that we enroll the target number of students in the entering class, the Admissions Committee creates a “wait list” of candidates.