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Respond to your Offer of Admission

OLSAS Applicants:

If you applied through OLSAS, please log into your account and follow the online instructions. You must either provisionally or firmly accept this offer by April 1, 2020 as listed in your admission letter AND submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in the amount of $500 to both Windsor Law (CDN Funds) and Detroit Mercy Law (U.S. funds) by June 1, 2020, or the date listed on your OLSAS account, whichever is later.

LSAC Applicants:

If you applied through LSAC, please complete and submit the Commitment Form.

You must accept this offer by the expiry date as listed on your admission letter AND submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in the amount of $500 to Detroit Mercy Law (U.S. funds) by April 1, 2020, or the date listed on your offer letter, whatever is later. 

Commitment Deposit Online Instructions:

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Submitting Official Undergraduate Degree Transcripts

Your offer of admissions is cintingent on receipt of your final offical undergraduate degree transcript. The American Bar Association (ABA) requires that all accredited law schools receive an official transcript from a first-year student's undergraduate degree-granting institution before the student begins classes.

Please have your undergraduate degree-granting instiution send an official transcript that includes the date your degree was granted to both Detroit Mercy Law and the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) by August 1, 2020. After Detroit Mercy Law received your final transcripts, we will register you for your first-year courses. 

Detroit Mercy Law accepts transcripts at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu or Detroit Mercy Law, Admissions, 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

Directions for submitting transcripts to LSAC are available on the LSAC website


Student Visa

In recognition of the fact that a large number of Dual JD students are foreign nationals, Detroit Mercy Law facilitates the student visa application process. Those who are foreign nationals are required to complete and submit the I-20 visa application form provided by Detroit Mercy Law, original financial support documents, and any other related documentation to the Canadian & American Dual JD Program in advance of orientation in order to be issued their I-20.

Admitted students will be provided with further information regarding crossing procedures, dates, and times during the summer.

Financial Aid

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must apply for government financial aid through your province of residence. For further information on financial resources in Canada, students are encouraged to visit the Professional Programs page on the University of Windsor’s Student Awards & Financial Aid website.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—the FAFSA 2020-21 by July 1.  The FAFSA worksheet and application are available at studentaid.gov.  We encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1.  Detroit Mercy Law’s Title IV institution code for the FAFSA is 002323 and Windsor Law’s code is G006689. If you need assistance while completing your FAFSA, please contact Jessica Rouser, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at 313.596.9417 or rouserjm@udmercy.edu

Required 1L Orientation, Immersion, and Visa Crossing Day

Students in the Dual JD program will begin their law school experience in mid-August with the processing of their student visa, academic orientation sessions at both universities, and a Comparative Applied Legal Theory and Analysis Immersion course. 

Student Visa Crossing Day:  August date and time TBD

Detroit Mercy Law's Mandatory Orientation:  August 24 - 26, 2019

Windsor Law's Mandatory Orientation:  End of August date TBD

All incoming Dual JD students must attend their crossing session, both orientations, and the Immersion course, as attendance is mandatory. 

Fall 2019 Class Schedule