If Boston College Law School is your first choice, consider applying through our binding Early Decision program. Applicants who apply Early Decision will receive an expedited review, with special consideration that BC Law is the applicant's first choice.
Applicants applying Early Decision must submit their completed application by November 1. Applicants who apply Early Decision may not apply to any other binding decision program offered by another law school.
Our Early Decision program is binding. Applicants who are admitted through Early Decision must pay a $1,000 deposit by December 20 and matriculate in the fall term with no deferral option. They must also withdraw all applications to other law schools and refrain from submitting any additional applications. Applicants may also be forwarded to our regular decision process, waitlisted, or denied. Applicants who are not admitted will be released from our Early Decision commitments.
Applicants who apply Early Decision must select one of three options: Dean's Scholars, BC Scholars, or Eagle Track. All Early Decision requirements, deadlines, and outcomes are the same for each option.
The Dean's Scholars option is for highly competitive applicants who consider BC Law as their first choice. Applicants who are admitted through this option will be named a Dean's Scholar and will be awarded a $40,000 per year scholarship, for a total of $120,000 over three years.
The BC Scholars option is for competitive applicants who consider BC Law as their first choice. Applicants who are admitted through this option will be awarded a $20,000 to $28,000 per year scholarship based on their application and academic qualifications, for a total of $60,000 to $84,000 over three years.
Eagle Track is an option for applicants who consider BC Law as their first choice. Applicants who are admitted through the Eagle Track option will not receive a scholarship award. As the Early Decision program is binding, applicants who consider financial aid to be a priority should apply for the Dean's Scholars or BC Scholars option, or apply through the regular decision process.