Junior Deferral Program: Application
Depending on where your students are in their journey to law school, they may be interested in applying for the Junior Deferral Program (JDP). JDP is a great option for students who are certain that they would like to earn a J.D. at HLS and who are scheduled to graduate from college in spring 2021.
As we announced last year, we are reducing applications costs for JDP. HLS has eliminated our JDP application fee, and applicants will be able to apply to the program free of charge directly through the Harvard Law School website. This will save JDP applicants the cost of registering for the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service.
A few notes on the application:
- The application will open on March 2, 2020.
- The application will close on May 1, 2020.
- More information on how to apply can be found on our Junior Deferral Program FAQs.
Junior Deferral Program: Virtual Information Session
The admissions office is hosting an online information session for JDP applicants and prelaw advisors from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET on February 27, 2020. We welcome you and any of your students to attend the session to learn more about the program, gain insight into the application, and ask questions about the process. You can register for the session on our website.