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Information for Waitlisted Applicants

Students offered a spot on the Penn State Law waitlist often have many questions about the next steps in the process and how they can keep in touch with us during the spring and summer. We know that this can be a time of anxiety for you, so we encourage you to read the following information carefully and contact us at if you have additional questions.

General Information

It is important for us to know whether you wish to remain on the waitlist. You can do this by sending our admissions office an email to let us know of your continued interest. Similarly, if you do not wish to remain on the waitlist, we ask you let us know that as well.

Penn State Law's waitlist is not ranked. Many applicants ask what they can do to increase their chances of being made an offer of admission off of the waitlist. If you remain interested in Penn State Law, the best thing to do is keep us informed of your continued interest and update us on any changes to the information in your application.

We typically begin making offers off of the waitlist in April and continue throughout the summer. If we are able to make you an offer, we'll contact you by phone, so please be sure to provide us with a number at which you can be reached through August.

Updating Your Information

It is important that you keep us up to date on any changes that should be reflected on your application. This specifically includes new GPA, new test scores, or disclosures. You may email us with any new information, but updated transcripts should be submitted to LSAC. For a new test score to be considered we must receive an official score report. Additional letters of recommendation should also be submitted to LSAC. Recommenders should not contact the admissions office. Changes or additions to disclosure responses can be submitted via email. Please do not arrange to have additional letters or recommendation sent or to have recommenders contact us by email or phone

Response to an Offer/Deposits

If we are able to offer you a seat in our class of 2024, we will need a very quick turnaround on any offer made, typically within 24-48 hours. Because of the quick turnaround, we offer an option for committing without immediately submitting a monetary deposit, but that option calls on you to withdraw all other applications and make a final commitment to Penn State Law.

If you have any other questions about the waitlist, please email them to