Accepting our Offer of Admission


To accept our offer of admission and secure your place in our Class of 2027, you must:

  • submit an initial non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 by 5pm EST on April 15 (or date indicated on your Applicant Status Online (ASO) status checker) and
  • submit a second non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 by 5pm EST on May 15

Note that submission of the second deposit payment confirms your intention to enroll at the law school and we will plan accordingly, though you may still accept a later offer of admission at a different law school (such as a place off of a wait list). Out of fairness to those on our wait list and in order to effectively allocate our scholarship resources, please do not hold a seat at W&L Law if you do not intend to enroll.

For students admitted after May 15, your entire deposit payment of $1,000 is due by 5pm EST on the date given in your offer of admission.


For students admitted through the Early Decision program, your $1,000 deposit payment is due by 5pm EST on January 5 or on the date indicated on your ASO status checker.  Those admitted through Early Decision should use this link to submit their online deposit, regardless of whether they are a U.S. payer or are paying with an international card.


To accept our offer and secure your place, you must submit your deposit of $500 by 5pm EST on the date indicated on your Applicant Status Online (ASO) Status Checker.

Additional Details

You may confirm your intention to enroll and pay your deposit electronically, or you may elect to mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions.  Electronic deposits are paid using the secure service linked below. Please note that all deposit payments must be received by our office by the due date in question.

We are unable to grant extensions of our deposit deadlines. We understand you may be faced with a difficult decision, and the time to make it may seem inadequate. Though we may be in a position to renew our offer of admission later, we cannot guarantee your seat (or scholarship) in the event you miss either of our deposit deadlines.

Payment By Credit Card

To submit your confirmation information and deposit electronically, visit our online payment page. Your deposit must be submitted by midnight on the due date.

If you miss the deadline, contact the Office of Admissions to determine whether we are able to renew our offer of admission. Deposits submitted after the due date without authorization will not be refunded and will not automatically secure your seat (or scholarship).

Payment By Check or Money Order

Students may choose to submit either the first or the second deposit by check or money order.  Simply complete the online intention to enroll form, and select the appropriate payment method.  Note that your check or money order submission must be received at Washington and Lee by the due date. We strongly recommend that you use a reliable express delivery service with tracking (Federal Express, UPS, or the like) to ensure that your deposit arrives on time.

If you Decide to Withdraw

If you decide to withdraw from our class, we (and the students hoping for a seat!) would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know as soon as you make your decision. Please notify us by email to

Deferred Enrollment

We consider requests to defer enrollment on an individual basis. Students wishing to defer enrollment should review our policy and email our office for a Request for Deferred Enrollment form. Students granted deferred enrollment must submit the tuition deposits detailed above.