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 2016 class. This information will be periodically updated when new and relevant information becomes available, so please check back often.
Admitted Student Open House
The School of Law will host Admitted Students and their guests on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from approximately 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. The Admitted Student Open House will feature tours of the Blake Law Center, sessions on our JD curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, career development, and financial aid and housing. It is a great opportunity to meet with and hear from faculty, current students, and alumni. We hope that you will join us to learn more about Springfield, the Pioneer Valley, and our community at Western New England University School of Law. Details and a formal invitation will be sent in the coming weeks. You may register in advance using the above link.
Admitted Student Open House Presentations:
Once admitted, to reserve your seat in the Fall 2016 class, you must submit your non-refundable seat deposit(s). All deposits are credited directly towards your tuition and fees. Typically, the first non-refundable deposit of $100 is due April 15. The second non-refundable deposit of $400 is due June 1st. However, deposit deadlines may vary based upon the date that you were accepted. Please refer to your admit packet for your specific deposit deadline. Pay online by electronic check or credit card MasterCard or Visa.
On-campus housing applications are currently being accepted. If living on-campus is a priority for you, we encourage you to submit your application and deposit as soon as possible. You can find out more information, including pricing, on this page. Graduate housing placements are limited. They are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. You will be placed on the list according to the date that your completed housing application and deposit are received by our Office of Residence Life. Should all places fill up, you will be placed on a waitlist in the same order. In the past, many incoming law students who were on the housing waitlist were able to secure an on-campus placement.
Please note that your seat deposit, described above, is a separate deposit from the on-campus housing deposit discussed here. In order to be fair to all applicants, you must submit your seat deposit and secure a seat in the class before you will be allowed to hold an on-campus housing assignment. If you prefer to live on-campus, you must submit both your seat deposit(s) and a housing deposit.
Mandatory First-Year Orientation for all entering students will take place on August 15-18, 2016. Your Orientation packet with all of the details is being finalized now and should arrive by early July.
Join our group: WNE Law - 2016 Entering Class! The group will continue to 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.
You must provide an official final transcript showing your undergraduate degree and the date it was awarded, to satisfy the American Bar Association (ABA) requirements. This final transcript should arrive prior to the start of Orientation. If the transcript that you have already provided to LSAC was a final degree-granting transcript, then no further action is required. However, if your transcript(s) were submitted to LSAC prior to the date that your degree was conferred, you must request an updated final official transcript containing the required details be submitted to LSAC. In the alternative, you may have your degree-granting institution send your final transcript directly to us here at Western New England University School of law. Should you have any quesiotns regarding your final transcript, please contact the Admissions Office.
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.