Online Status Explanation

Application Timeline
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 size of the overall applicant pool.

You can monitor the status of your application 24 hours a day by visiting the online status page.  The various online statuses and their explanations can be seen below.

Application 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 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

The Admissions Committee has offered you admission. You will receive a formal decision letter via mail.

The Admissions Committee did not offer you admission.

SSP Admit
The Admissions Committee has offered you admission into the Special Summer Program. 

You have been placed on the waitlist for the JD or Dual JD program.  If you have specific questions about your waitlist status, please contact your admissions counselor. 

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.

Withdrawn Per Request
At your request, our office has withdrawn your JD or Dual JD application from consideration.

Application Withdrawn
The Admissions Office withdrew your application for failure to respond to your commitment deadline.

SSP Fee Received
The Admissions Office received your $500 fee.

Due to software limitations, only one application status can be displayed at a time.  If you submitted an application to the JD and the Canadian & American Dual JD programs, only one status will be displayed at a time.  For questions regarding the non-displayed application statuses, please contact your admissions counselor.