Online Status

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 the Online Status Checker. The various online statuses 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 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.

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    Application in Queue

    Our office received your application. Please allow up to ten business days for us to process your application. Our office notifies applicants by email 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 email 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 email.

    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.

    SP Admit

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

    SP Fee Received

    The Admissions Office received your $500 fee.


    You have been placed on the waitlist for the JD or Dual JD program.  This is a non-final evaluation of your candidacy.

    We receive more applications than seats available in the class.  Should a seat in the incoming class become available, we will holistically review all candidates on the waitlist.  Waitlist decisions will be communicated to candidates via email as soon as possible, which may be as late as August.

    If you have questions or your continued interest in Detroit Mercy Law changes, please contact us at or 313.596.0264 and we will withdraw your application.


    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.