Waitlist FAQs

  1. Why do you have a waitlist?

    Each year, we are faced with the dilemma of having a greater number of competitive applicants than we have “seats” in the 1L class. As we work toward finalizing our entering class, it is inevitable that some students who had previously planned to enroll at Texas Law will change their plans and withdraw their admission. For this reason, we maintain a waitlist. We extend offers to be included on our waitlist only to those applicants who we consider competitive candidates for our program.

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  2. What can I do to strengthen my application?

    It is helpful for us if you stay in touch. Submitting a letter of continued interest as the admissions season progresses demonstrates not only your ongoing desire to attend Texas Law, but also your willingness to be ready to change your plans in what may be a short turnaround time. In addition, if you have attained additional significant experience or achievements since the time you submitted your original application, we recommend submitting an updated resume highlighting these factors.

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  3. When will I receive a decision?

    We unfortunately cannot provide a specific date on which you should expect to receive a final decision. The admissions process is subject to many variables, including the size and qualifications of the original applicant pool, attrition of those who previously intended to enroll, and the size of the waitlist itself. However, one of the times we do tend to see the greatest amount of attrition from our entering class is in early June, which is when we typically request a written commitment to enroll. Once we have a sense of what these numbers look like, we will usually turn to the waitlist to select candidates to fill those seats.

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  4. If I am admitted from the waitlist, how will I be notified?

    If you are extended an offer of admission from the waitlist, you will most likely be notified by phone. Therefore, it is important that you keep us updated with your most current contact information by logging into your Texas Law Check Your Status page and clicking on the "Update Your Contact Information" link. If offered admission from the waitlist, keep in mind that you will likely need to commit to 1L fall enrollment within a short time period (sometimes within one or two days).

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  5. If I am admitted from the waitlist, may I defer my admission?

    We do not allow those applicants who are admitted from the waitlist to defer their admission.

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  6. Will I have the opportunity to interview or meet with a member of the Admissions Committee?

    We are unable to accommodate requests to meet with waitlisted applicants. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour to learn more about what Texas has to offer. During your tour, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process. Please be advised that we will not be able to speak with you specifically about your application.

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