COVID-19 – Information for Prospects, Applicants, and Admits
During this time of unease and uncertainty, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Cincinnati Law would like to provide guidance to all individuals who are considering the College of Law as a place to pursue their legal studies. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and announcements.
Will the Coronavirus pandemic have any impact on the admissions process for prospective or current applicants?
Although the University and College of Law is currently closed, our ability to process, evaluate, and notify applicants has not been impacted. In fact, to provide every opportunity for you to consider Cincinnati Law, our application is available for submission through August 1, 2020.
We will accept any administration of the LSAT through the June 2020 administration. Please visit www.lsac.org for current information about the administration of the LSAT and the other services provided by LSAC.
Will the decision timeline change or be adjusted this cycle?
No. As in a typical admissions cycle, the evaluation of applications and decisions will continue to be issued through the summer. We will continue to notify applicants of their decisions via email.
Are there opportunities to visit the law school?
Out of concern for all members of the law school community and visitors, the University has suspended all in-person classes and on-campus events. Our current law students are completing the spring semester remotely and our in-person admitted student days, tours, and information sessions have been cancelled.
Though we are disappointed we cannot welcome you to campus at this time, we hope to connect with you in other ways.
Admitted students and seat deposit due date?
We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak may force some applicants to face unexpected financial hardship. Rest assured that we are sensitive to this fact and will make accommodations (individually or collectively) to ensure that admitted applicants can express their intent to enroll at Cincinnati Law regardless of ability to pay. Instructions for submitting your deposit to Cincinnati Law are sent to students via email. Admitted students who are facing hardships and are seeking an enrollment deposit deadline extension should send a written request to Dean Jeter-Bailey.
All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships upon acceptance. We will continue to review and notify admits of any scholarship allocation simultaneously with admission to the College of Law.
We will continue to review requests for scholarship reconsideration on a case-by-case basis. All those seeking reconsideration must complete our online Scholarship Reconsideration form.
When will I receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter?
Financial Aid packaging occurs on a rolling basis. Once the Office of Financial Aid receives your 20-21 FAFSA, your FA package will be processed. The package will contain additional information regarding next steps in the loan process.
If you have questions about financial aid, contact: Cassandra Jeter-Bailey, Assistant Dean of Admission & Financial Aid | firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Cincinnati Law plan to host classes on campus this fall?
The College of Law is actively planning for the fall. At present (May), we plan to return in the fall with a combination of in-person and online instruction to accommodate social distancing. We are currently awaiting specific guidance from the university and are exploring how faculty, students, and staff may occupy the building, which implicates myriad details. Chief among them are state and UC administration regulations, which are in flux. When we receive our marching orders about how to proceed, we will provide more specifics.
Will tuition be reduced if classes are virtual?
Our existing tuition structure will remain in place for this upcoming academic year. If you are a non-resident hoping to utilize the Kentucky Metro Rate, you will still be required to submit supporting documentation to qualify for in-state or reduced rates. The Residency Office has indicated they will manage changes to this policy on an individual basis, and you are encouraged to reach out to their office directly at email@example.com.
I am immunocompromised. Will a remote class option be available to me?
We plan to return in the fall with a combination of in-person and online instruction to accommodate at-risk persons or groups. You will have the option to request to participate remotely.
Will online courses be available to take from anywhere?
We are working on details to ensure that classes are structured both synchronously and asynchronously for students who have shown cause for remote participation. We cannot guarantee accessibility from anywhere.