Information for Admitted Students

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME ADMITTED STUDENTS: The contents of this page are intended for the use of admitted students for the fall 2015 class. This information will be periodically updated when new and relevant information becomes available.

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Housing and Resource Fair

In June, the Admissions office typically hosts a Housing and Resource Fair at the School of Law for Admitted students. This will be a great opportunity to get information about the Pioneer Valley area, as well as on-campus and off-campus housing. A Residence Life administrator will be offering tours of our on-campus apartment options.  In addition, we will have current students, admissions representatives and a financial aid representative available to answer any questions you may have. If you have not yet had a chance to visit us, this is a great time to take a tour of our Law Center, too! 

Admitted students and their guests are encouraged to drop in anytime during the event. There is no set schedule or presentation, so you are free to come and go as necessary. There is no need to register in advance.

Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Orientation

First Year Orientation for all entering students will take place in August, 2015, generally the week prior to official start of classes.  In the Spring of 2015, the Orientation Committee will post a specific page of materials for entering law students. It will provide information about Orientation, an FAQ, useful links, lists of law-related books and movies, and other information for entering law students.

Seat Deposits

Once accepted, to reserve your seat in the Fall 2015 class, you must submit two separate nonrefundable seat deposits. For those admitted prior to April 1, the first seat deposit of $100 is due by April 15. Those admitted after April 1, will have an extended first deposit deadline indicated in their admit packets. The second non-refundable seat deposit of $400 is due by June 1. Pay online by electronic check or credit card MasterCard or Visa.  

Facebook

We will launch an Admitted Students page on Facebook. The page will be an excellent way to find out valuable information and to ask questions of administration, faculty, alumni, and current students. You may also ask questions of your fellow incoming students. Discussions in the past have included: first year experience, first year academics, housing, pre-orientation events, Orientation information, 2015 incoming class news and announcements, faculty and staff, student services, summer readings and movies, financial aid, and more. We encourage you to request an invite to join as soon as it is available.

Final Transcript

You must provide an official, final transcript showing your undergraduate degree and the date it was awarded. To satisfy the American Bar Association (ABA) requriements, the final transcript should arrive directly from your undergraduate institution before Orientation.  Unfortunately, the transcript you supplied to the Law School Admissions Council for your CAS report, while sufficient to support an admissions decision, is not sufficient to comply with this specific ABA requirement.   Should you have any questions regarding your final transcript, please contact the Admissions office.

Health Services/Insurance


In order to meet your healthcare needs and comply with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Western New England University you will need to complete the "Health History Physical Examination and Immunization Form" and the Heath Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Form. You may access these forms online.

Should you have questions regarding these forms, please contact Western New England University Health Services at 413-782-1211.