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The following questions and answers apply to Junior Deferral Program applicants.

What is the Junior Deferral Program?
Am I eligible to apply for the Junior Deferral Program?
Am I eligible to apply to JDP if I have taken a semester off?
Am I eligible to apply if I have advanced standing or additional course credits from high school dual enrollment, community college, etc.?
Is there any special process for international students to apply to the Junior Deferral Program?
What if my transcript is in a foreign language?
How do I apply?
Must I register with LSAC's Credential Assembly Service?
What is the cost?
Are JDP application fee waivers available?
When is the application due?
Will this be a regular rolling admission process? When is it best to apply?
What are the application requirements?
Should I submit my Spring 2020 grades once they become available?
I am studying abroad in Spring 2020, and my grades will not be available until late summer. Will you still consider my JDP application?
Which standardized test scores can I submit along with my application?
How should I submit my LSAT and/or GRE score(s) to HLS?
When should I take the LSAT or GRE and how long are my scores valid?
Is there a fee waiver process for both the LSAT and the GRE?
What are the range of standardized test scores and GPAs of last year's admitted JDP applicants?
Are admissions criteria the same for JDP as for the regular application cycle?
Does a summer internship help with admission?
What is the advantage to applying now as a JDP candidate versus applying to the regular J.D. admissions program during my senior year?
What if I don’t apply to JDP but I decide to apply as a senior? Will it hurt my chances?
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?
If you are not admitted, can you reapply later?
If I am accepted to the program, how much time do I have to respond?
If I accept your offer of admission, can I apply to other law schools?
What if I am admitted and the timeline of my graduation changes?
If I am admitted to JDP, can I attend the Admitted Students Weekend in the spring?
Can you explain more about the interview process?
What majors are you looking for?
Is a STEM background less advantageous than an applicant with a humanities or social sciences foundation?
Does it make a difference if I am pursuing a B.A. or a B.S.? Do you account for differences in GPAs across undergraduate majors?
Am I required to submit transcripts for any study abroad program(s)?
Are there any restrictions on what I can do during my deferral period?
What if I want to do something entrepreneurial or start my own business during my deferral period?
Will applicants be judged on what they say they intend to do during the deferral period before enrolling?
What are the implications of the Junior Deferral Program on my employment search?
Can I defer for more than two years?
What if I decide that I don’t want to defer?
How is financial aid awarded at HLS?
How will the financial aid process work for JDP students?
How many students will be admitted under this program?
Is this compatible with other graduate school programs?
What if I am also considering the 2+2 program at HBS?
Do you offer feedback to JDP applicants who are not accepted?