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Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance to Widener Law Commonwealth! We have included some next steps below for you to review. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or 717.541.3903. 

Deposits

All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable seat deposit. The deposit amount and deposit dates are found in your acceptance packet. All deposits will be credited toward your fall semester tuition, however if you do not enroll the deposits are non-refundable. You may pay the deposit online with a credit card at www.widener.edu/hblawdeposit or by calling the Bursar’s Office at 717.541.3957. 

Entering Student Facebook Group

You are encouraged to join our Facebook group for accepted students.  You will receive an email invitation with a link to the group.  Information regarding upcoming deadlines, events, activities, and necessary forms will be posted in this group.  You should also “Like” the Widener Law Commonwealth Facebook group and follow the school on Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets to  connect with the Commonwealth community. 

Financial Aid

All students who will be using federal student loans to pay for all or a portion of law school are advised to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.  The Widener Law Commonwealth code is E00656.  The FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility for federal student loans.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office regarding any and all other forms required to complete the load process.

Transcripts

A final official transcript from the undergraduate degree-granting institution, and if applicable, the graduate degree-granting institution is required.  All accepted students are required to have earned, prior to enrolling, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.  Acceptance to the Law School is conditioned upon the successful completion of your undergraduate degree, without it you will not be permitted to enroll in Widener Law Commonwealth. 

Please have an official transcript, with degree award noted, mailed directly to the Admissions Office.  The transcript must indicate that the degree has been awarded.  Your official transcript must be on file no later than July 1, 2020.  If you have received an advanced degree from any college or university, final official transcripts reflecting the work are also required. 

Character and Fitness Disclosures

Lawyers are held to very high ethical standards.  In responding to questions on the application for admission it is important that you have provided candid, honest and forthright answers to the questions asked.  If you have not, you will need to amend your application.  The decision to admit you to Widener Law Commonwealth was based in part on your response to the character and fitness questions.  Failure to be candid may result in the offer of acceptance being revoked.              

You have a continuing duty to update the information provided in response to the Character and Fitness section of the Law School application.  In the event that there are incidents occurring after submission of your application which would cause you to change your response to the Character and Fitness questions on the Law School application, please provide a revised response, including a detailed explanation of the incident(s).        

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners at www.ncbex.org.

Computer Compatibility

While students at Widener Law Commonwealth are not required to have a laptop computer most students do choose to use them in class. For those contemplating the purchase of a new computer or laptop and have questions regarding Widener’s computer systems and compatibility with various computer hardware, please contact the Information Technology Services Department.

Contact Information

Admissions Office 
Phone: 717.541.3903
Fax: 717.541.3999
Email: [email protected] 


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