Admissions: Admitted Students

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EVENTS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS

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The Admissions Office hosts a series special events designed to help admitted students acclimate to life at GGU Law. These events include Open Houses, informal luncheons with members of our distinguished faculty and off-site receptions for admitted students from outside the Bay Area. A complete schedule of admitted student events is included in the offer of admission.

Admitted students are also invited 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. Contact the Admissions Office at lawadmit@ggu.edu or 415-442-6630 to schedule a campus visit. We look forward to meeting you soon!

SEAT DEPOSITS, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS & HEALTH INSURANCE

SEAT DEPOSITS

Each admitted student is required to pay a non-refundable $600 seat deposit 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 administrative letter included in the admissions offer for the seat deposit payment deadline date(s). Please note that payment deadline extensions cannot be granted.

 

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

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 will be considered official for purposes of matriculating at GGU Law, according to ABA rules. In some cases, admitted students may be required to have official transcripts sent directly to GGU Law from their undergraduate institution.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

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 through Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace, can be found here.

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

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GGU Law prepares its new students for the rigors of legal study prior to the beginning of regular classes. New Student Orientation will take place August 10 - 13, 2015. Materials for orientation, including recommended and required reading, and important administrative information will be available to new students in early July, 2015.

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 & ROOMMATE MATCHING

HOUSING RESOURCES GUIDE

While 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 lawadmit@ggu.edu or 415-442-6630 with your housing questions.

 

ROOMMATE MATCHING

GGU Law offers an informal Roommate Matching Service for new students. Those interested in roommate matching may download and complete a Roommate Matching form (PDF), and return it to the Admissions Office. The completed forms are then circulated among other new students who are interested in finding a GGU Law roommate.