Expedited Admission Program

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law offers a streamlined application process that does not require an LSAT score for qualified undergraduate students at the University of Montana and qualified students seeking to obtain their J.D. degree in combination with one of our three joint degree offerings. The Expedited Admission Program is subject to annual review by the School of Law, which may alter or eliminate the program without advance notice.

Requirements

General Application – A candidate must apply under the general application procedure through LSAC if any of the following requirements are not met, register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS), and follow the instructions for the A1 Application.

Baccalaureate Degree/Joint Degree – Candidates must have (a) received a baccalaureate degree from the University of Montana within the academic year immediately prior to anticipated matriculation; and/or (b) candidates must be seeking the J.D. degree in combination with one of our three joint degree program offerings (regardless of undergraduate institution):

  • J.D./M.B.A.
  • J.D./M.P.A.
  • J.D./E.V.S.T.

Admissions Test and GPA

For the purposes of subsection (a) above, the student must have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT. Additionally, the student must have ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate class after at least six semesters of academic work, or achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above after at least six semesters of academic work.

For the purposes of subsection (b) above, the student must have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the GRE or GMAT. Additionally, the student must have ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate class after at least six semesters of academic work, or achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above after at least six semesters of academic work.

If a candidate has a reportable LSAT score(s), they must report their score, even if they qualify to apply under this Expedited Admission Program.

Check List

Apply - To apply for admission under this option, applicants must submit the following documents directly to the Admissions Office at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana 59812:

  • Completed Expedited Admission Program Application;
  • Official transcript showing at least 6 semesters of grades;
  • Official SAT/ACT or GRE/GMAT score;
  • Current resume; and
  • One academic letter of recommendation.

Deadline – The deadline for Fall 2018 admission is August 1, 2018. The Expedited Admission Program normally will result in an admission decision within 1 week of the Law School’s receipt of the completed application and all required supporting materials.

Acceptance – To accept an offer of admission under this program, an admitted applicant must:

  • Pay a $300 seat deposit within 14 days of admission, no later than August 15.
  • Complete the abbreviated Expedited Admission Program Application (A3) with LSAC for the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana within 60 days of admission but no later than August 15.
  • The School of Law will waive the application fee for students who apply under this option.

Scholarships – All accepted applicants will be considered for available scholarships. While some scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, many are granted after acceptance and occasionally after a deposit has been paid.