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It is your responsibility as an applicant to ensure that the Office of Admissions receives all required materials to complete your file. However, as a courtesy, we will keep your online status checker current so that you'll know if items are missing from your application. We will need your e-mail address to communicate with you throughout the admissions process, and so we ask that you notify us immediately if your e-mail address changes.

Required Elements

  • Application
    • $75 application fee paid electronically prior to submitting e-App; if applying using a paper application, fee should be paid by check
    • Resume or a comprehensive listing of your activities, accomplishments, and awards
    • Personal statement (double spaced, no less than 10 point font). This should be no more than four total pages for the required questions and no more than four additional pages for the optional questions for a possible total length of eight pages.
    • Complete responses (and explanatory statements, if applicable) to all "Conduct, Character, and Fitness" questions.
  • Credential Assembly Service Report with LSAT score
    • All undergraduate, graduate, and professional transcripts should be sent to LSAC
    • A minimum of 2 Letters of Recommendation (maximum of three) should be sent to LSAC
  • Residency form (if claiming North Carolina residency for tuition purposes). This form is required of everyone who is claiming residency regardless of how long you've lived in North Carolina.

International applicants will also need to submit the following

  • Financial Certificate Form (PDF)
  • Residency Status Supplemental Form (PDF) (for non-US citizens seeking to show a capacity to establish and maintain a domicile in North Carolina; if you are claiming residency in North Carolina, you must also submit the North Carolina residency form (PDF))
  • TOEFL Score (for international applicants whose native language is not English; the TOEFL requirement will be waived if you received an undergraduate or master's degree from a U.S. university)
  • JD CAS Evaluation (for international applicants who have undergraduate work completed outside of the United States)
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