Admission

Application Status Checker

Willamette University College of Law participates in LSAC's Applicant Status Checker (ASO), which allows applicants to monitor the status of their application online.  

JD Application Status Checker (Transfer and Visiting Applicants should use this ASO as well)

LLM Application Status Checker

Below please find a guide to the statuses you may see on your ASO, as well as information about the checklist.  Please also see our FAQ page for answers to questions you may have about the ASO.  

Guide to ASO Statuses

File Incomplete - Please see checklist - The Office of Admission has received your application.  This is our default status.  We are reviewing your application to determine if all necessary documents have been received.  Please note that if you have scheduled a future LSAT, your application may remain Incomplete until the future LSAT score is received, even if all other pieces of your application have been received.  Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions about this process.

File Complete - The Office of Admission has received all necessary pieces of your application and CAS report. Your application will be placed in queue for review with the admissions committee in the order it was completed.  The admissions committee historically begins sending decisions out in January.  Early Decision applicants will receive their decision by mid-December. 

Hold for Future LSAT - The Office of Admission has received all necessary pieces of your application and CAS report.  However, you have previously indicated that you were taking the LSAT at a future date.  Therefore, your file will not be considered complete until your new LSAT score is released by LSAC. 

Admitted - You have been admitted to the College of Law.  You will not see information regarding scholarship on the ASO.  However, your formal decision letter will detail your scholarship offer, if awarded.  You should receive your formal decision letter by US mail within 7 business days of first seeing this status.

Waitlisted - Your application is being held for further review. You should receive your formal decision letter by US mail within 7 business days of first seeing this status. Waitlist applications may be admitted or denied at a later date, after further review by the Admission Committee. The College of Law does not rank our waitlist.  

Denied - Your application has been denied.  You should receive your formal decision letter by US mail within 7 business days of first seeing this status.

Admitted to Early Decision Program - You have been admitted to the College of Law as part of the Early Decision Program. You will not see information regarding scholarship on the ASO.  However, your formal decision letter will detail your scholarship award.  You should receive your formal decision letter by US mail within 7 business days of first seeing this status.

Waitlisted to General Pool - For applicants to the Early Decision program, your file has been placed on the waitlist for consideration with the general application pool. You should receive your formal decision letter by US mail within 7 business days of first seeing this status.

Application Withdrawn - Your application has been withdrawn from consideration, either at your request or by the Office of Admission because you failed to complete your application or meet a response deadline.

First Deposit Paid - Your first deposit has been received by the Office of Admission.  Please keep in mind that there may be a slight delay between the time the Office of Admission receives your deposit and when our on-campus accounting office processes your payment.  You will receive a receipt for your payment shortly after it is processed. 

Full Deposit Paid- Your second or full deposit has been received by the Office of Admission.  Please keep in mind that there may be a slight delay between the time the Office of Admission receives your deposit and when our on-campus accounting office processes your payment.  You will receive a receipt for your payment shortly after it is processed. 

Defer Request Granted - The Admissions Committee has granted your request to defer enrollment. On rare occasions, the Admissions Committee may consider a request to defer by an admitted student.  Please see the Policies included with your Offer of Admission for more information regarding the defer request process for admitted students.  

Guide to ASO Checklist

Personal Statement - Your personal statement should have been attached to your initial application.  If it is missing, please email it as a .pdf or .doc attachment to law-admission@willamette.edu

Resume - Your resume should have been attached to your initial application.  If it is missing, please email it as a .pdf or .doc attachment to law-admission@willamette.edu

CAS Report - This is your initial CAS report.  It will be not transmitted to us until LSAC has received your transcripts and at least one valid LSAT score. If you have previously indicated that you will be taking a future LSAT, we will not consider your CAS report as received until we receive the future LSAT score.  

Character and Fitness - If you answered yes to either of the character and fitness questions on our application, you are required to submit an addenda with your application explaining the circumstances leading to the "yes" answer.  If you failed to include this addenda with your application, please email it as a .pdf or .doc attachment to law-admission@willamette.edu

Letters of Recommendation - You are required to submit 2, but no more than 3, letters or recommendation in order for your application to be considered complete.  Evaluations may not replace letters of recommendation.  There is frequently a processing delay of 1-5 business days between the time you assign your letters to us via your LSAC account and when we receive the report containing your letters.  

Letter of Good Standing - For Transfer and Visiting applicants only. A letter of good standing from your current law school is a required part of your application.  Please have it sent by mail directly to our office at: Willamette University College of Law, Office of Admission, 245 Winter St SE, Salem, OR 97301.

Law School TranscriptFor Transfer and Visiting applicants only. An official law school transcript containing your most recent grades must be included as part of your application.  This may be sent to LSAC as part of your CAS report or sent directly to our office at: Willamette University College of Law, Office of Admission, 245 Winter St SE, Salem, OR 97301.

LLM CAS/ITAES Report - For LLM applicants only. A CAS (Candidate Document Assembly Service) report, or ITAES (International Transcript Analysis and Evaluation Service) report assembled by LSAC is a required part of your application.  This report should contain transcripts for your bachelors degree and/or first law degree, as well as translations and/or evaluations if your degree(s) were obtained outside of the U.S. Please monitor your LLM LSAC account to ensure that all transcripts are received by LSAC in a timely manner.

TOEFL (if applicable) - For LLM applicants only.  If your first law degree was obtained in a non-English speaking country, a TOEFL or IELTS score is a required part of your application.  The score may be submitted directly to LSAC as part of your CAS/ITAES report or an official sealed copy may be sent directly to our office at: Willamette University College of Law, Office of Admission, 245 Winter St SE, Salem, OR 97301.