Admissions FAQ Regarding COVID-19

Thank you for your interest in UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.  A number of prospective students have contacted the Office of Admissions with questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the admissions process.  We have prepared these FAQ’s in an attempt to answer many of these questions.  As always, please feel welcome to contact any member of the admissions staff directly if you would like additional information.  We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to campus in August and to working with each of you in the coming months!

Is the Office of Admissions open for business?

Yes.  The admissions staff is working remotely in accordance with the latest guidance from public health authorities.  Staff are available via phone and email to address any questions you may have.  We continue to review applications and issue decisions according to our normal timeframes. 

I registered for the April 4 Admitted Students Day.  Is it still being held?

The April 4 admitted students day has been postponed to Friday, April 17 and will be held in an interactive virtual format.  Participants will be able to see panelists and ask questions.  Planning for the April 17 event is ongoing and updates will be communicated as soon as they are available.

May I schedule a private visit to tour the law school?

Public health officials are discouraging unnecessary travel at this time.  As a result, the law school is closed to all but essential personnel and visits have been suspended.  Classes are being held remotely for the duration of the spring semester.  We look forward to welcoming visitors as soon as the building reopens.

Is the seat deposit deadline being extended?

Yes.  To allow as many admitted students as possible to attend the April 17 Admitted Student Day, we have extended the first seat deposit deadline to Wednesday, April 22.  Deposits are being accepted now and students who have finalized their plans to attend UNH Law may pay their deposit online at https://law.unh.edu/admissions/jd-admissions/checklist-admitted-jd-students.

I was scheduled to take the March LSAT, which has been cancelled.  What should I do?

If you have not submitted your application, please do so as soon as possible.  We will accept April and June LSAT scores for admission and financial aid purposes, so long as available seats remain in the entering class.  Please advise us of your rescheduled LSAT date by emailing admissions@law.unh.edu.

I would like to speak with a current student/faculty member/admissions representative.  How can I arrange to do so?

We would love to speak with you!  Please email admissions@law.unh.edu.  We will be in touch shortly to make arrangements.

How do I contact a member of the admissions staff directly?

Direct email and phone contact information for each member of the admissions staff is located at https://law.unh.edu/admissions/contact-us.  Note that voicemails left on staff member’s direct lines are automatically forwarded to that staff member’s email.  Questions specific to the Hybrid JD program may be directed to hybrid.jd@law.unh.edu.

I have a question that wasn’t answered here.  What should I do?

Please contact any member of the admissions staff.  We will be happy to assist you!