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Key Dates

Welcome, Class of 2027!

Please refer to your admission letter for deposit due dates. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 404-727-6802.

Language of the Law Pre-Orientation (Optional)

Welcome Week 2024 (Required)

Semester Begins
August 19, 2024

Dates are subject to change.

Pay Your Deposit

First Deposit

Step 1: Tell us your enrollment decision. This form is due by April 15, 2024.

Step 2: Submit your first deposit ($250)

To pay by credit card, e-check, or wire transfer: 

  1. Go to OPUS to obtain your Emory Net ID and password.
  2. Once you log in, you should see “Applicant” at the top center of the screen.
  3. Click the “Admissions” tile.
  4. Click the “Pay Admission Deposit” button.
  5. Follow the prompts to pay the deposit via electronic check, credit card, or wire transfer. Please note that hard copy checks cannot be accepted. 

Credit cards processing fees may apply. 

Second Deposit

Step 1: Update your enrollment decision. This form is due by May 15, 2024.

Step 2: Submit your second deposit ($1,000) by following the instructions above.

Tuition deposits are nonrefundable and will be credited to your student account.

New Student Checklist

As you prepare to join us at Emory Law, we have a checklist of actions and forms to complete.

  1. Set Up Your Network ID and Password
    Your NetID allows you to access OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students). Set up your Network ID here. 
  2. Log In to OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students)
    OPUS is your portal to student accounts, the registrar, and many other services at Emory. Explore OPUS and get familiar with the resources you will use as an Emory Law student. Submit a help request if you cannot log in or access OPUS. Include your first and last name and your Emory Net ID. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR PASSWORD.
  3. Create an Emory Email Account 
    Your Emory Email address will be available 24-48 hours after you pay a first deposit in OPUS. You will access your account using the same NetID and password that you use for OPUS access. Your email address is your NETID(at)
  4. Duo Authentication 
    Many services at Emory require Duo authentication before you can log in from off-campus. Duo provides extra security by checking an app on your phone before allowing you to login to important Emory services, such as Email and Opus. Learn more about Duo here and install the software on your phone. If you have questions about Duo or configuring Duo, please contact the University help desk at (404) 727-7777.
  5. Register for Welcome Week 
    The registration form will be emailed later in the summer.
  6. Final Transcript 
    The American Bar Association requires Emory Law to receive a final transcript indicating the date of your undergraduate degree conferral. Please have these sent to LSAC so that they can be delivered via your CAS report. You may also have official versions sent digitally to Transcripts are not considered final without a degree conferral date – please check with your undergraduate registrar’s office to confirm when this date will be included on your transcript before requesting a copy sent to LSAC or our office.
  7. Submit EmoryCard Photo ID 
    Your EmoryCard instructions will be available at a later date. 
  8. Health Forms and Insurance Requirements 
    Complete all required student health information and health forms online with Emory University's online Health Services Portal.
  9. Review our Laptop and Computer Recommendations 
    Emory Law students are required to own a computer. We recommend that you invest in a new notebook computer from a reputable manufacturer with a three-year warranty. Try to purchase a notebook computer that balances light weight and long battery life. Most exams are taken on computer and most faculty members permit students to take notes on computer in class. The law school supports both Mac and Windows systems.
  10. Complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students 
    All incoming Emory University students are required to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAP-G) education module. SAP-G is an online learning platform designed to empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Emory and beyond. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete (closed captioning is available for video portions). You will receive an email to your Emory email address with instructions on how to complete the module. 
  11. Register for On-Campus Parking
    Please register for Fall 2024 parking by using the parking transportation website. Please check your Emory email account for an email from Parking Services with more details. Parking registration opens in the summer.
  12. Student Accommodations
    Emory University School of Law provides all persons an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services afforded to others. Please visit the Department of Accessibility Services website for information about our policies and procedures and to begin the process of registration. If you have additional questions or concerns pertaining to accommodations that you may need while you are a student at the School of Law, please contact the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success by sending an e-mail to In your email, please include your full name, Emory ID number, and the program in which you will be enrolled. If you are a transfer student, please indicate accordingly. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations should contact Emory’s Department of Accessibility Services to begin the registration process in advance of when the accommodations are needed. The Department of Accessibility Services strongly encourages new students to submit their accommodation requests by July 1 to ensure there is enough time for the registration process prior to the fall term.
  13. Students Wishing to Use VA Benefits
    Go to the Emory Registrar VA website. Read the instructions found under the "New Applicant" drop down menu. Step 3 of the "New Applicant" drop down menu contains a link to the "Veterans Enrollment Data Form". This form must be downloaded and completed. Email the completed "Veterans Enrollment Data Form" and a copy of either your "Certificate of Eligibility" or "EBenefits Summary Page" to


Emory University's new on-campus graduate and professional housing, The Ridge, opens Fall 2024. Incoming students will be permitted to apply for this housing opportunity beginning April 16, 2024. If you would like to sign up to receive more information about The Ridge, please fill out this form and visit their website

Emory's Off-Campus Housing website can assist you in finding other housing options in the area. Additionally, the Emory Law 2024 Housing Guide will be emailed to all admitted students when available, and we will also open up a class Facebook page after the first deposit deadline.

Students with disabilities can contact Emory's Department Of Accessibility Services for specific information on obtaining an Individualized Accommodation Plan.

First-year Resources

Taking a bar review course is a vital part of your Emory Law education. If you make a deposit earlier in your law school career, you can receive educational benefits that support your academic strategies during law school. Get more information from two of our partners.