Detroit Mercy Law reviews applications on a rolling admission basis. This process begins in the fall and continues throughout the summer. A decision may take four to six weeks or longer based on the overall applicant pool.
You can monitor the status of your application 24 hours a day by visiting Online Status Checker. The various online status and their explanations can be seen below.
Due to software limitations, only one application status can be displayed at a time. If you submitted an application to the J.D. and the Canadian & American Dual J.D. programs, only one status will be displayed at a time. For questions regarding the non-displayed application statuses, please contact your admissions counselor.
Applicaton in Queue ▼
Our office received your application. Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your application. Our office notifies applicants by e-mail of completeness or missing items. Please note that we need your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report to move forward with your application.
Pending LSAT Score ▼
You have notified our office that you plan on taking a future LSAT. Our office will hold your application until LSAC releases your new score. If you no longer plan to take a future exam, please e-mail our office.
Missing Documents ▼
The Admissions Office completed an initial review of your application. Your application is missing required items. Our office notifies applicants of missing items by e-mail.
Pending Review ▼
The Admissions Office forwarded your application for review by the faculty Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee can take four to six weeks or longer to reach a decision depending on the applicant pool. Current Status Date changes may be independent of decisions.
Pending Second Review ▼
The Admissions Committee reviewed your application, but decided to review it again at a later date. The second review process generally begins in the spring.
The Admissions Committee has offered you admission. You will receive a formal decision letter via mail.
Enrollment Confirmed ▼
You have accepted our offer of admission and are confirmed to enroll in our upcoming class.
The Admissions Committee did not offer you admission.
SSP Admit ▼
The Admissions Committee has offered you admission into the Special Summer Program.
SSP Fee Received ▼
The Admissions Office received your $500 fee.
You have been placed on the waitlist for the J.D. or Dual J.D. program. If you have specific questions about your waitlist status, please contact your admissions counselor.
Withdrawn Per Request ▼
At your request, our office has withdrawn your J.D. or Dual J.D. application from consideration.
Application Withdrawn ▼
The Admissions Office withdrew your application for failure to respond to your commitment deadline.