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The following questions and answers primarily apply to regular J.D. applicants. Additional information for Junior Deferral Program applicants can be found here. Further information on transferring to Harvard Law School can be found here. International applicants can find additional information here.

How do I apply to the Harvard Law School J.D. program?
What is the first-year class profile?
When is the application deadline for the J.D. program?
What if I apply after the deadline but before the application closes?
When can I expect a decision?
What are the eligibility requirements for applying to the Harvard Law School J.D. program?
What are the range of standardized test scores and GPAs of last year's admitted applicants?
What is tuition at Harvard Law School? Is financial aid available?
When should I apply for financial aid?
What is the best "pre-law" curriculum? How does one prepare for law school?
Is an applicant with a STEM background viewed differently than an applicant with a humanities or social sciences foundation?
Does Harvard Law School offer concurrent or joint degree programs?
Can I visit the Law School?
Are campus tours offered?
Which standardized test scores can I submit along with my application?
Why are the last five years of test scores required?
How long are my test scores valid?
How should I submit my LSAT and/or GRE score(s) to HLS?
Must I register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service?
Why did you begin accepting the GRE in addition to the LSAT?
How important are test scores in the admissions process?
Are there "cut-off" GPAs or standardized test scores below which applications are not considered?
When should I take either the LSAT or GRE and how long are my scores valid?
Should I retake the LSAT or GRE?
Is there a fee waiver process for either the LSAT or the GRE?
Will HLS report my LSAT score to the American Bar Association (ABA) if I take both the LSAT and the GRE?
When does Harvard Law School begin accepting applications? When is the deadline to apply?
Are application fee waivers available?
How do I find out whether a document has been received or if my application is complete?
Can I find out my status via email or over the phone?
Will Harvard review my application even if some of the supporting documents are submitted after the deadline?
Do you accept application materials or any correspondence by email?
Does Harvard Law School have an "early admission" or an "early decision" process?
How many letters of recommendation does Harvard require? Whom should I ask to write my recommendations?
How should I approach my personal statement?
What length should my personal statement be?
What is the optional statement?
What length should my optional statement be?
Are all applications read?
What if I applied to HLS in a previous year?
What if I have a disciplinary record?
Does Harvard Law School interview applicants?
What is your deferral policy?