Important Dates


September 24 LSAT
November 1 OLSAS Law School Application Deadline for Fall 2017 admission (first-year applicants).
Mid-November Applications are received from OLSAS and processed by Western's Professional Admissions Office. Applicants receive email acknowledging receipt of their application and providing instructions regarding activating their Western Student Center.
December 3 LSAT
Mid-December First round of offers are made and continue on a rolling basis until the end of May.


Mid-January December LSAT scores are received.
February 4 LSAT (last test score accepted for Fall 2017 admission).
February 11 Welcome Day for Admitted Students.
Mid-March February LSAT scores are received.
April 1 Deadline for admitted students to respond to offers of admission through OLSAS.
May 1 Application deadlines for Fall 2017 admission 
  • for upper-year through the Ontario Law School Application Service
  • for Western students seeking entry in combined JD programs (apply directly to Western Law)
June 1 Acceptance deposit due.
June 12 LSAT (last test score accepted for upper-year or combined-degree applicants).
Waitlist for first-year positions is finalized.
early July Offers made to upper-year students on a rolling basis.
July 4 All provisional acceptances registered with OLSAS become firm.
All students whose acceptances become firm at other Ontario law schools are removed from Western's waitlist.
August 31 Final official transcripts due.
September 5

Orientation Day for Class of 2020.