Wait List Q&A

What does wait list status mean?

Being on the wait list means that Miami Law is not able to offer the applicant admission at this time but continues to be interested in her/his file and will consider it again should the law school need to make more offers of admission.

Is the wait list ranked?

The wait list is not ranked. If circumstances warrant additional admission offers, Miami Law reviews the wait list applicants and make offers at that time.

Is it possible to reply to the wait list?

Yes. Click here to fill out a form letting Miami Law whether to keep a name on the wait list, withdraw it, or to indicate another application status.

How long will a decision take?

It is not possible to say when or if a decision will happen. It might take place after the first deposit deadline of April 15th or after the second deposit deadline of June 1st. It can also happen in the middle of the summer, as late as the first day of class, or not happen at all. Wait listed applicants can be approached at any point between notification and the first day of class. Individuals on the wait list will have the opportunity to notify Miami Law if they want to stay on the wait list or withdraw their application (a response link was included in the notification email on myUM.)

What can an applicant do to improve his or her chances?

Wait listed applicants are welcome to submit any additional relevant documentation in support of their file. However, it is not advisable to submit information that is simply repeating what has already been said. The law school realizes being on the wait list is an uncomfortable position to be in and thus appreciates all applicants’ patience.

How many people are on the wait list?

Miami Law does not release information about how many people are on the wait list. After the first and second seat deposits, many applicants will be released from the wait list. Some may be admitted, some may remain on the wait list and a large number may be denied.

Is it possible to talk to someone in order to get admitted?

The Law School does not grant interviews to determine admissions decisions. Applicants are welcome to address questions to the Office of Student Recruitment.

If UM is the only school applied to, what can one do?

Miami Law always encourages applicants to apply to more than one school to increase the chances of reaching the goal: going to law school. If an applicant does not get into Miami then the only option is to reapply next year, while also applying to several schools that are within an applicant’s reach.

If a student is not admitted, can he or she apply as a transfer applicant in the future?

Yes. To be considered for transfer, a student must complete no more or less than the first year of law school and achieve a 3.00 or better grade point average. Applicants are also judged on their competitiveness with the first year class as well as their LSAT and undergraduate academic record. It is not unusual for a transfer applicant to meet the criteria for consideration but not be admitted.

If a student is not admitted and reapplies, will he or she still be seriously considered for admission?

The files of all applicants are carefully reviewed. However, if the exact same file is presented with no changes, the final outcome will likely be the same.