This program allows undergraduate students enrolled at Indiana University–Bloomington to apply for admission to Indiana University Maurer School of Law without taking the LSAT. This program is open to prospective law students with exemplary academic records who have identified Indiana Law as their first choice for obtaining a legal education. (Please note: this program is intended for those who have not taken an LSAT. If you have taken an LSAT, we request that you apply through our standard application process.)
Attend an Admissions Information Session
Attend an in-person or virtual session to hear about our programs, curriculum, and admissions process, including a discussion of the Direct Admit program. The in-person sessions conclude with a tour of Baier Hall led by a current law student. Register for a session on our Visit Page.
How to apply
The forms below are for fall 2023 applicants. Fall 2024 applications will be available in January 2023. If you have any other questions about the Direct Admit Program, please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.855.4765.
To facilitate a streamlined application process and forge an early connection with future students who are already familiar with Indiana University, the Law School will waive the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) requirement for Indiana University–Bloomington students. To be eligible to apply, students must:
- Have an overall GPA of 3.80 or above (according to the Law School Admission Council’s Candidate Assembly Service grade calculation), and expect to maintain that GPA upon graduation. This GPA is based on grades from all credits that contribute to the undergraduate degree (including those taken outside Indiana University–Bloomington).
- Have an ACT or SAT score at the 85th percentile or above* (Indiana Law does not use a Superscore).
- At the time of application, be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at Indiana University–Bloomington. For Fall 2023 admissions, Direct Admit Candidates must complete the undergraduate degree between December 2022 and August 2023.
*This score requirement is mandated by the American Bar Association. Applicants meeting the GPA requirement but not the ABA-mandated standardized test score percentile are encouraged to apply if adverse circumstances in their personal backgrounds may have affected their score. Applicants should submit an addendum bringing those circumstances to our attention.
Direct Admit application
Please download, complete, and submit the desired Direct Admit Application and Direct Admit Program Agreement below, along with a copy of the SAT or ACT Score Report, Résumé, and Personal Statement to: email@example.com.
Please submit a current résumé which outlines your professional and volunteer experience, academic accomplishments, and other pertinent aspects of your background you wish to share with the Admissions Committee.
Please submit a 2-3–page personal statement that provides insight about you, describes your motivation to attend law school, and/or highlights your interest in Indiana University Maurer School of Law. A compelling statement will be clearly written, well organized, and highlight the special strengths and experiences that you would bring to our Law School and the legal profession. These may include, but are not limited to, demonstrated evidence of leadership, creativity, commitment to justice, service to others, cross-cultural competency, and significant work or volunteer experience. This statement should include the reason(s) why you are interested in continuing your education at Indiana University–Bloomington. The personal statement must be a maximum of three pages, double-spaced, using 12-point font with one-inch margins.
Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
Please submit a copy of your score report with the application materials.
Applicants must request an official undergraduate transcript from any institution where college credit was received that counts toward the Indiana University–Bloomington undergraduate degree, even if the courses are listed on the IUB transcript (other than college credits taken in high school, which should be listed on the IUB transcript). The transcript(s) must be sent by each institution directly to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of recommendation
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted to our office from faculty members who are familiar with your academic strengths. While preference is given to letters from faculty, we gladly welcome letters from employers or individuals who know you professionally. Letters should attest to your potential success as a law student and as a member of the legal profession. Additional letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Recommenders must submit letters directly to email@example.com.
The ACT or SAT score requirement of 85th percentile or above is mandated by the American Bar Association. Applicants meeting the GPA requirement but not the ABA-mandated standardized test score percentile are encouraged to apply if adverse circumstances in their personal backgrounds may have affected their score. Applicants should submit an addendum bringing those circumstances to our attention. If you answered 'Yes' to any question under the Character and Fitness section of this application, you must submit an addendum to explain each incident.
The application fee is waived for students applying to the Direct Admit Program. Our deadline for fall 2023 is May 1, 2023, as Direct Admit applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students at Indiana University–Bloomington at the time of application submission.
- Direct Admit applicants will be notified of a decision on a rolling basis after a complete application including all required materials is received.
- All Direct Admit applicants who are accepted will be considered for a scholarship up to 50% of tuition.
- Direct Admit applicants must sign and submit a form confirming enrollment for fall 2023 by the date stated in the letter of admission.
- Direct Admit applicants who are accepted and confirm will be responsible for submitting their final official transcripts (including the final degree conferred transcript), directly to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) as part of their Candidate Assembly Services (CAS) report. Indiana Law will give admitted Direct Admit applicants a voucher to cover the cost of the CAS registration and report fees.
Admission to the Law School through this program does not require the submission of an LSAT score—this program is intended for those who have not taken an LSAT. Direct Admit applicants who elect to take the LSAT must inform the office of Admissions immediately and should be aware that their score could affect their admission and/or scholarship offer. Direct Admit applicants not chosen for the program may apply to Indiana University Maurer School of Law through our regular admissions process.