Admitted Students - General

When can I accept my offer?
OLSAS begins registering acceptances of offers in mid-January.

How can I accept my offer?
All responses to law school offers are processed by OLSAS. Please log in to your completed OLSAS application using your username and password. Then click on the appropriate link and follow the online instructions. You will receive a confirmation number via email once you have saved and submitted your response. 

I have received an offer of admission. How do I find out what to do next?
Your complete digital offer package is available online, at the website indicated in your offer letter. There you will find detailed information about accepting your offer of admission, paying your tuition, applying for financial aid, and joining the Class Facebook page, among other important things. If you receive an offer by mid-February, there will also be information about events to which you have been invited. Please RSVP to those invitations.

Do you have Welcome events for students admitted in March or later?
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to hold additional Welcome events in the late spring or summer. However, we encourage you to visit the law school at any time for a tour and speak with Admissions or student ambassadors to gather more information about Western Law. Please contact or 519-661-3347 to make arrangements.

I asked to be added to the Class Facebook group but was not added. Why not?
If you are not added to the Facebook group within one week of making your request, it could be because we do not recognize you as an admitted student. Is your Facebook name different than the name with which you applied to Western Law? If so, please email to let us know.

How can I meet some of my classmates before school starts?
Students typically arrange meetings among themselves through the class Facebook group. Law school student ambassadors are also members of your class Facebook group and may post social events before the school year begins. Feel free to post any questions you may have relating to Western Law on the Facebook page. Ambassadors will shower you with helpful information. The page is also a great source of information for housing if you are looking for a roommate.

Is it possible to defer my admission to the following year?
Deferrals are rare but may be granted im exceptional circumstances. If you are seeking a deferral, contact the Assistant Dean (Admissions & Recruitment) at or 519-661-3356.

Does Western Law offer international exchanges?
Yes. You may be able to participate in an exchange term in your upper years. Please visit our International Exchanges website to learn more.