How to Apply to CSU|LAW with the GRE

CSU|LAW GRE School Code = 4881

We will accept the GRE General Test score in place of or in addition to the LSAT. This page contains important information for applicants considering applying with a GRE test:


  1. If you take both the LSAT and the GRE, you must send to us all reportable LSAT scores. If you have already taken the LSAT, all reportable LSAT scores will be included with your application when you apply through LSAC. You may elect to submit your GRE General Test score in addition to your LSAT score but you may not submit a GRE General Test score in place of a reportable LSAT score. If you do not take the LSAT, you may apply with the GRE General Test score only. GRE scores are valid for five years. If you have multiple reportable GRE General Test Scores, send your GRE scores from all test administrations in the last five years. For information on sending past scores, see Ordering Additional Score Reports on the ETS website.
  2. Apply online through the Law School Admission Council at Please call the LSAC Help Desk at (215) 968-1393 in the event you encounter technical difficulties using the online application service.
  3. Registration for the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is required (see below).
  4. Do not send any physical mail to the law school or email any materials intended to become part of your admissions file. Supporting documents must be submitted as attachments to the electronic application and will not be made a part of your file if submitted directly to the law school.
  5. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the admission cycle, preferably by March 1. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in December. New students will be admitted to begin their legal studies in the Fall semester only.


  1. Successfully complete a bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education prior to the start of law school classes.
  2. Complete, certify, and submit an electronic application for admission.
  3. Provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Letters must be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service.
  4. Provide an original personal statement that is your own work and represents your best writing. The statement should be a minimum of two typed pages in length and identify, among other things, what influences in your life have led you to seek admission to law school, and to CSU College of Law specifically. 
  5. Disclose and submit a statement of all relevant facts pertaining to any and all probations, suspensions, warnings, sanctions, and dismissals by any college or university for academic or non-academic reasons; criminal charges pending against you; convictions or granted deferred adjudications or diversions for any offense, felony or misdemeanor, including traffic offenses but excluding minor moving violations and parking tickets. Failure to provide truthful answers may result in revocation of admission, disciplinary action and/or dismissal by the law school, and/or denial of permission to practice law by the state in which you seek admission, et cetera.
  6. Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Send your GRE scores from all test administrations in the last five years to CSU|LAW by using the GRE School Code 4881. To register for the GRE, please visit


If you have already taken a GRE General Test, make sure that there is a reportable GRE General Test score in your ETS account and order an Additional Score Report to be sent to CSU|LAW.

CSU|LAW GRE School Code = 4881

If you have taken the GRE more than one time, the Admissions Committee will consider each GRE in its entirety.

  1. Register and pay for the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). This service will be the clearinghouse for your writing samples, academic transcripts and letters of recommendation. You must register for the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) even if you will not be applying with an LSAT score. CSU College of Law will request your law school report from the Law School Admission Council once your application is received.
  2. If English is not your native language and you did not receive a degree from either a university in the United States or a university where English is the official language of the country and the language of instruction, then results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required. You can receive information about the TOEFL from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website at and you can receive information about the IELTS from the website at A TOEFL score greater than 100 on the internet-based test or an IELTS score greater than 7 is normally required for admission.
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