Admissions: Admitted Students
Welcome to the GGU Law community! The Admissions Office provides a variety of personalized services to prepare new students to study law in San Francisco.
EVENTS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS
The Admissions Office hosts a series of special events designed to help admitted students acclimate to life at GGU Law. These events include on-campus Preview Days, and luncheons and dinners with members of our distinguished faculty and alumni. We also host off-site dinners and receptions for admitted students outside the San Francisco Bay Area. Admitted students will be notified of these events by e-mail.
PARTIAL TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS POLICY
GGU Law provides admitted students, who matriculate in the fall at GGU Law, partial travel reimbursements to help offset the costs in visiting our campus for Admitted Student Preview Day (ASPD) or for a pre-arranged visit. Students will be reimbursed up to $500 toward these expenses.
- Include only airfare, rail fare, parking, taxi fare, car rental charges, tolls, gas, mileage, and lodging (hotel).
- Are only available for travel to and attendance at ASPD or for a pre-arranged campus visit.
- Must include receipts, showing the costs incurred.
Mileage is based on the Internal Revenue Service's 2016 rate of 54 cents per mile. Mileage is calculated from your permanent address on file (or your hotel) to the law school.
Students will be reimbursed following their matriculation in August.
Please direct questions about this policy to the Office of Law Admissions at 415-442-6630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admitted students are encouraged to take a guided campus tour, observe a first-year class, connect with current students and meet one-on-one with a member of the Admissions Staff. We look forward to meeting you soon!
SEAT DEPOSITS, FINAL TRANSCRIPTS & HEALTH INSURANCE
Each admitted student is required to pay two seat deposits totaling $800 as an expression of intent to enroll at GGU Law. For those admitted students who enroll, seat deposits will be credited toward first semester tuition costs. Admitted students should refer to the Admitted Students Guide included in the offer of admissions for seat deposit payment deadline(s). Please note that payment deadline extensions cannot be granted.
- Pay by Check or Money Order:
Make payable to "Golden Gate University School of Law" and mail to Golden Gate University, Office of Law Admission, Suite 3316, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
In order to enroll at GGU Law, admitted students must have obtained an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution before the first day of New Student Orientation. Admitted students are required to submit a final transcript reflecting the undergraduate degree and the conferred date. Please note that the transcripts included in applicants' LSAC CAS Reports may be sufficient for this purpose if they show the date of the undergraduate degree conferral. However, in some cases, admitted students may be required to have official transcripts sent directly from their undergraduate institution to GGU Law.
GGU Law is committed to providing a healthy environment that fosters academic excellence. While the law school does not currently require students to carry health insurance, such coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and we strongly encourage all students to maintain coverage. Accidents and illness do occur, and reliable insurance coverage allows students to focus on their studies and avoid large medical bills. More information about options for coverage can be found through the state's health insurance marketplace Covered California.
Full-time students who do not earn any income may be eligible for coverage through Medi-Cal at low or no cost. Students may also pursue coverage through a spouse or parent's plan. For part-time evening students, coverage may also be available through an employer's plan. Questions about specific insurance plans should be addressed to Covered California or the relevant insurance provider.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
GGU Law prepares its new students for the rigors of legal study before regular classes begin. New Student Orientation is mandatory and will take place in early August 2016. Materials for orientation, including important administrative information and both recommended and required reading, will be made available to admitted students in July 2016.
Class schedules and book lists will not be available until the first day of New Student Orientation. Students are strongly discouraged from purchasing casebooks or other texts until schedules and section assignments are distributed. Expenses incurred by the purchase of incorrect casebooks cannot be reimbursed by the law school.
HOUSING RESOURCES GUIDE
Although GGU Law does not provide housing, the Admissions Office does offer resources to help admitted students find suitable accommodations around San Francisco and the Bay Area. Many GGU Law students live in San Francisco, while others reside in the surrounding communities of the East Bay (Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley), the North Bay (Mill Valley and San Rafael) or the Peninsula (Daly City, South San Francisco and San Bruno). Download GGU Law's comprehensive Housing Resources Guide (PDF) for detailed descriptions of these Bay Area communities, approximate rents and information about public transit and other services to help you relocate.
The Admissions staff is available to answer specific questions about your housing search and the unique character of the diverse neighborhoods surrounding the law school. Contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com or 415-442-6630 with your housing questions.