BCL/JD Admissions Guide

Our Admissions Guide contains all the information you need to apply to the BCL/JD program.
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In this section, you will find information on our admissions eligiblity requirements and categories, deadlines, supporting documents, and our admissions process and policies. We also have a detailed FAQ.

Upcoming deadlines

  • The online application for Fall 2024 admission will be available on 1 September 2023.
  • The online application deadline for University, Mature, and Advanced Standing applicants is 1 November 2023.
  • The deadline for supporting documents for University and Mature applicants is 8 November 2023 and the supporting documents deadline for Advanced Standing applicants is 15 January 2024.

Deadlines must be respected. Late applications are not accepted. There are no exceptions.

Candidates must read through all sections in this Admissions Guide carefully before applying, as there are specific rules that must be followed for the creation and submission of supporting documents. Some of our guidelines for supporting documents have recently changed. As such, Candidates must read through the Admissions Guide carefully, especially if they are a re-applicant to the program.

Application to our law program requires preparation, planning and reflection. Candidates should apply for admission only if they will be able to start our program on the date they are applying for. International candidates must ensure they will have a valid status to study in Canada (i.e. student visa, permanent residency, etc.) before registration and should plan the timing of their application accordingly. Deferral requests are granted only in exceptional cases.


Admission timeline (September entrance only)

Date Description
September 1

Online application opens

Early September

Start of law school year


Information sessions and recruitment events


Application deadline for most categories of candidates (November 1)

Latest LSAT test date recommended


Admissions offers are extended and made on a rolling basis until the end of June


Start of law winter term


Welcome Day for Newly Admitted Candidates 

First round of Law Entrance Scholarship offers made (continues until August)

March 1

Application deadline for CEGEP/QFB candidates

April 1

Deadline for candidates admitted between December and February to accept our offer and pay deposit


Interviews with CEGEP, Mature, and Advanced Standing candidates

First offers extended to CEGEP candidates

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by late May-June

May 1

Application deadline for Transfer candidates


Space permitting, offers of admission made to candidates from the waitlist


Course registration for newly admitted candidates

Late August

Orientation & in-person registration

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