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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 admissions@pennstatelaw.psu.edu 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

We understand that there may be additional information you'd like to share with us, and we want you to share it. If there is any information you want us to know that is not in your application, please draft an addendum to your application and email it to us.

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 or LSAT information or disclosures. You may email us with any new information, but grades or LSAT scores must also be reported to LSAC. Additional letters of recommendation can be sent via email as well. Recommenders should not contact the office by phone.

Response to an Offer/Deposits

If we are able to offer you a seat in our class of 2021, 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 admissions@pennstatelaw.psu.edu.