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WELCOME, CLASS OF 2026

Newly Admitted JD Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Cincinnati College of Law. You have been selected to join a class of highly accomplished, forward thinking, and ethical individuals who you will value as friends and professional colleagues over the years to come.  Your offer of admission means that you’re academically and personally well suited to join our rigorous program. For generations, Cincinnati Law has educated outstanding lawyers who make their mark in in their communities and around the world, and we are delighted to welcome you to their ranks. You bring the drive and passion, and we'll bring everything else.  

Next Steps

Your admittance packet and scholarship offer are typically sent via mail within a week of our notifying you of your admission to Cincinnati Law. Please review all included admission packet materials carefully to best understand what is required of you to begin classes next fall. More details will be provided to you via email over the coming months.

Attend an Admitted Student Open House— All admitted students are encouraged to attend one of two spring Admitted Student Open Houses. These will be offered on Friday, March 3 and Friday, April 7. Register at law.uc.edu/admittedstudents. If you are unable to attend an Open House, we invite you to schedule an individual visit to the College of Law. These visits can include a meeting with an admissions representative, building tour with a student ambassador, and first-year class observation. You can schedule a visit at law.uc.edu/visit.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposits— To reserve your seat and scholarship in the entering class, you must submit two non-refundable $250 enrollment deposits. These deposits will be applied as partial payment of your fall semester tuition. Deposits can be paid electronically. Deposit deadline dates can be found in your acceptance letter. Instructions for online payment will be located in your Admit Portal and also emailed to you in advance of your enrollment deadline.

Submit Your Enrollment Confirmation Form— In addition to your enrollment deposits, you must submit the online enrollment confirmation form to confirm your enrollment for the Fall term. This form is also used by the University to determine your residency status for tuition purposes and federal student financial aid. You will receive instructions via email for accessing the confirmation form prior to your deposit deadline.

Send Your Final Transcript to the College of Law— One official, final, paper or e-transcript from the institution that awarded your bachelor’s degree must also be sent directly to the College of Law. The transcript must show your final grades and the date your bachelor’s degree was conferred. Original transcripts must be emailed to

admissions@law.uc.edu or mailed directly via USPS from the institution’s registrar to the address below in a sealed envelope with the seal intact. The transcript submitted with your Cincinnati Law application does not satisfy this requirement.

  • University of Cincinnati
  • College of Law Office of Admissions
  • P.O. Box 210040
  • Cincinnati, OH  45221-0040

All transcripts must arrive before July 15. We must receive confirmation that your bachelor’s degree was conferred before you begin classes. If your bachelor’s degree will not be completed until the summer term immediately preceding the start of law school, you should contact the Office of Admissions as soon as possible to discuss documentation of your anticipated graduation.

3+3 Student Final Transcripts— Students admitted into one of the College of Law’s 3+3 programs under an

approved University of Cincinnati undergraduate major will receive their bachelor’s degree after completing the first year of law school. In lieu of the final, official University of Cincinnati transcript, a signed 3+3 certificate from your college must be on file with the College of Law Admissions Office by July 15.

Join the Cincinnati Law Class of 2026 Groups on Social Media— All newly admitted students are highly encouraged to join the Cincinnati Law Class of 2026 Facebook group and GroupMe. These groups will be utilized to provide updates and reminders and will serve as a common ground for you to introduce yourselves to one another, find roommates, organize meetups, and so much more.

Keep Your Contact Information Updated— It is important you notify the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid of any changes to your primary email, phone number, and mailing address.

Questions? Contact the College of Law Office of Admissions at admissions@law.uc.edu or (513) 556-0078.


Upcoming Events

We are excited to offer incoming students the opportunity to hear from various departments, current students, alumni, and more through a series of summer events.


How to Confirm Enrollment

To submit your seat deposits and confirm your enrollment to Cincinnati Law, you must login to your Admitted Students Portal and select "Confirm Enrollment." This is the same portal as your application status checker. You should have received an email with your login details.


Next Lives Here

New Student Information


Check out our comprehensive new student transition website below. We will be adding details over the coming weeks, so check back regularly.


Dates & Deadlines for Admitted Students
Fall 2022 Tasks

Tuesday Mar. 1

Recommended deadline to Submit FAFSA

Friday, Mar. 3

Admitted Students Day 1

Friday, Apr. 7

Admitted Students Day 2 (Virtual)

Saturday, Apr. 15

First Seat Deposit Deadline

If admitted after March 25, you're deadline may be later. Please check your admit letter/email.

Thursday, June 1 Second Seat Deposit Deadline

Thursday, July 15   

Transfer/Visiting Student Application Deadline

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Deadline to Submit Residency Application

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Complete your direct deposit form online to receive loan refunds directly into your account

   
   
   
   
   

Other To-Do's

Ohio Innocence Project | Urban Morgan Institute | Corporate Law Center | Center for Race, Gender, & Social Justice | Weaver Institute for Law & Psychiatry

In addition to scholarships, our various Centers & Institutes offer fellowships to first year students as well as returning students. These fellowships offer in-depth, real-world experience to students interested in a range of specialized legal topics and career opportunities. Several include additional monetary stipends.

Learn more about fellowship opportunities and how to apply, by clicking here.


Scholarship Calculator

Law school is a major investment and scholarship funding is often a significant factor in determining which law school to attend. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to fill out and submit the Scholarship Comparison Calculator to determine your overall cost of attendance. To request formal scholarship reconsideration, please complete the online reconsideration request form and attach your supporting documentation. Both are linked below.

Dean Jeter-Bailey will begin reviewing requests late February/early March and will send out decision notifications on or before March 15.


Resources for Admitted JD Students


New Building Virtual Tour


Current Student News

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UC Law lends expertise to local residents in need

June 9, 2022

The vast majority of tenants facing eviction in Hamilton County go through legal proceedings without a lawyer and many turn to the Help Center for Hamilton County Municipal Court. The center helps individuals without legal representation access the court system by providing education, information and limited legal advice. It is a partnership between the UC College of Law and the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.

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