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.

Find GGU Law Admissions on Facebook and join GGU Law on LinkedIn for the latest updates and to begin building your network with the law school community.


EVENTS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS

GGU classroom

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, Information Sessions, and luncheons, mixers, 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.


CAMPUS VISITS

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

SEAT DEPOSITS

Every admitted student is required to pay two seat deposits totaling $1,000 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 Student Guide, included in the offer of admissions, for seat deposit payment deadline(s). Please note that payment deadline extensions cannot be granted.

You may pay your deposits either by credit card or debit card, or by mailing a check to GGU Law.

  • Pay by Check or Money Order:
    Make payable to "Golden Gate University School of Law" and mail to Golden Gate University School of Law, Office of Admissions, 536 Mission Street, Suite 3320, San Francisco, CA 94105.

FINAL 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 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.

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 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

classroom

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 of your admitted year. Materials for orientation, including important administrative information and both recommended and required reading, will be made available to students in July of their admitted year.

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

Because our city is one of the fastest growing and more desirable places to live, you should begin your search as soon as possible to find the unique neighborhood that is right for you!

Although Golden Gate University does not provide student 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 on public transit, and other services to help you relocate. **When using Apartment List, use apartmentlist.com/ca/san-francisco for San Francisco specific listings.

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.