Welcome to the Incoming Class of 2021

Reserve Your Seat in the Incoming Class

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    Respond to your Offer of Admission

    Please respond to your offer of admission by April 1, 2021, unless your offer letter indicates a different date.

    Accept Your Offer
    Decline Your Offer

    Submit Your Deposit

    Please submit your $500 USD commitment deposit by April 1, 2021, unless your offer letter indicates a different date.  Your commitment deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to your tuition and fees.

    Commitment deposits made payable to University of Detroit Mercy School of Law are accepted via mail, and online through Titan Pass.


    Please mail checks to the address below.  

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    ATTN: Admissions
    651 East Jefferson Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48226


    Deposits are also accepted via Titan Pass.

    1. Log in to Titan Pass
    2. Select Student Profile underneath Self-Service – Student
    3. Select Student Account > Pay Now * (CashNet) > Make a Payment > Law Deposit
    4. Enter the necessary information
    5. Forward a copy of the receipt confirmation to lawadmissions@udmercy.edu


    There is no fee for payments made by check (paper or electronic).  A convenience fee of 2.75% will be added to all credit/debit payments. MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Visa are accepted through Titan Pass.


    Submit Your Transcripts

    Your offer of admission is contingent on the receipt of your final official undergraduate degree transcript.  Both the Detroit Mercy Law Admissions Office and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) need to receive by August 1 your final official transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution that includes the date your degree was granted.  After Detroit Mercy Law receives your final official transcript, we will register you for your first-year courses.

    Detroit Mercy Law accepts transcripts at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu or Detroit Mercy Law, Admissions, 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

    Directions for submitting transcripts to LSAC are available at https://www.lsac.org/applying-law-school/jd-application-process/cas/requesting

Save the Date

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    May 18: US JD Dean's Reception for Admitted Students

    Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom

    This event is exclusively for US JD admitted students by invitation only.  As more information becomes available, we will share it with you here.

    Register Here>>>


    May 27: Dual JD Dean's Reception for Admitted Students

    Thursday, May 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom

    This event is exclusively for Dual JD admitted students by invitation only.  As more information becomes available, we will share it with you here.

    Register Here>>>


    July 15 & August 5: Jump Start

    Save the dates and get a jump start on your legal education.  Details will be posted here as they become available.  Incoming students are encouraged to attend one or both; however, these are optional.

    Thursday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET.

    Thursday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET.


    Week of August 16: Orientation

    Orientation will include academic and social opportunities. Exact dates to be determined.

     As more information becomes available, we will share it with you here.


    August 23: Classes Begin

    After Detroit Mercy Law receives your final official transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution that includes the date your degree was granted, we will register you for your first-year courses.


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    Housing information is available here.


    Fall 2021

    Detroit Mercy Law is committed to ensuring you receive an exceptional legal education and law school experience. The faculty approved some guiding principles that will govern this fall’s schedule, and we wanted to share them with you.

    We will offer opportunities for some in-person classes.  This assumes that in-person instruction will be permissible under public health guidelines.  Classes held in-person will follow public health guidelines in place in the fall.

    We are working to ensure online offerings for students who chose that option.  Some of those classes may be taught exclusively online, and some may be taught in a hybrid format where a group of students attend in person and other students simultaneously attend online. Due to the pandemic, the American Bar Association (ABA), which is the accrediting body for law schools, is allowing law schools to exceed the limitations for online instruction.  As the pandemic recedes, we will transition back to a regular course of in-person instruction, with limits on online instruction that comply with ABA standards.

    We will keep you posted as details become available.  As always, health and safety remain top priorities. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have followed state, local, and national guidelines to safeguard the health and safety of our community.  We recognize the need to remain flexible during this historic time.  We will continue to be vigilant as we monitor health and safety guidelines and work to ensure a safe return to campus.



    Please note that at this time, events are virtual and in-person visits are suspended. We are committed to gathering in-person in our building again as soon as it is safe to do so. We recognize that Detroit Mercy Law is a community of people more than a building, and we remain committed to connecting you with our community and fully supporting you as a future student.


    Employment & Other Commitments During Law School

    Review best practices regarding employment and other commitments during law school here.

    Registration, Student Schedules, & Books

    After Detroit Mercy Law receives your final official transcript, we will register you for your first-year courses.  Once we register you for your courses, your class schedule will be available to view in August in Titan Pass under My Portal. 

    View Your Schedule
    To view your schedule, log in to Titan Pass.  Click My Portal Self-Service > Student > Registration > Student Detail Schedule > Select Term: Fall 2021.

    You may check the status of your book lists using the Detroit Mercy Law Barnes and Noble Bookstore website. Please note that you will need your course schedule, which is available in My Portal. Many professors also post their book lists in My Portal. 


    Financial Aid

    The tuition rate and cost of attendance budget for 2021-22 will be made available on the School of Law’s website under Admissions > Scholarships & Tuition > Cost of Attendance.

    Students applying for US federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA 2021-22) by July 1. The FAFSA is available at studentaid.gov. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. The institution code for the FAFSA is 002323. We process loans as one University, so the only school listed will be University of Detroit Mercy.  If you need assistance while completing your FAFSA, please contact Jessica Rouser, Assistant Director of Law Financial Aid, at 313.596.9417 or lawfinaid@udmercy.edu.

    Additional financial aid information is available on the Financial Aid webpages.


    Max by AccessLex

    We take seriously our responsibility to educate you as a complete lawyer and that includes preparing you in personal finance. One way we support you is by partnering with the AccessLex Institute Center for Education and Financial Capability and making available the MAX by AccessLex, a personal finance program just for law students. 

    For more details about why Detroit Mercy partnered with Max by AccessLex please see the Financial Wellness section of our website.


    Tuition Payments

    Tuition is due by the first day of classes.

    Students may make payments on My Portal from checking or savings accounts, as long as the bank is located in the US. Students may also make payments through Titan Pass using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card, but there is a 2.75% convenience fee.

    International Payment: Detroit Mercy has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. The service provides students a safe, cost-effective, and convenient method of making payments to Detroit Mercy in foreign currencies. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by Detroit Mercy.

    To begin the payment process click the button below or visit: https://flywire.com/pay/udmercy

    Students with accounts at foreign banks may also pay by paper check or money order (preferably in US funds) made payable to the University of Detroit Mercy. Checks and money orders not payable in US funds will have amounts adjusted according to the exchange rate in effect at the time of receipt by the University's bank. Checks and money orders must include the student's ID number. These may be brought into the Law School Student Service Center or mailed to the Law School Student Services Center.



    How do I pre-register for parking?

    Please complete the parking request form (coming soon).  Permits can be picked up during Jump Start or Orientation.  Please bring the actual registration of the car you register for parking to pick up your permit.


    Health Insurance

    The University of Detroit Mercy recommends that each student have health insurance. Student health insurance plans are available through AETNA.


    International Students

    Student visas are required for international students.  Detroit Mercy Law supports students through the F1 student visa process.  You should also have a valid passport.

    By August 4, 2021, please submit (1) a completed I-20 application and (2) supporting financial documentation.  Failure to submit this information could result in forfeiture of your seat in the incoming class.

    US JD I-20 Application – to be completed by international students enrolling in the US JD program (coming soon)

    Dual JD I-20 Application – to be completed by all students enrolling in the Dual JD program who are not dual citizens of the US and Canada (coming soon)

    Students who are not citizens of the US or Canada may need consular approval for student visas. If you are not a citizen of either country, please allow additional time for visa processing.  Visa eligibility is at the discretion of the US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Border Service Administration.  Please note that although you may qualify at the onset for a student visa, US and Canadian laws are subject to change and may impact your ability to continue your studies.

    Crossing Days

    Students who require a visa for enrollment are required to participate in crossing days with their immigration documentation.  


    Please contact Stephanie Winbigler, Director of Admissions, with questions at winbigsn@udmercy.edu or 313.596.9841.


    Connect with Classmates

    Welcome to the Detroit Mercy Law Incoming Class of 2021! These are forums for you to connect with classmates prior and during law school. If you need anything from admissions, please email us at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu.


Your Titan Access

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    Titan Number

    You will receive your student ID number (T-number) via email.  You may need to reference your number when communicating with Detroit Mercy departments and offices.


    Titan Pass

    You will be connected to Detroit Mercy through Titan Pass—the University’s online portal.  You will receive via email a username, temporary password, and instructions for setting up your account.  IT support is available here and through the University help desk at 313.993.1500 or helpdesk@udmercy.edu.


    Titan Email

    Please update your contact information—email, phone, and address—with the Admissions Office at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu to ensure you receive important information prior to classes.  Admitted students are required to regularly check and respond to email and phone messages.  Beginning August 1, all email communications to incoming students will be sent to the Detroit Mercy Law Titan email account.  You can set up your email at https://portal.office.com.  Your email will be your Titan username followed by @udmercy.edu.  Your initial password will be communicated to you in an email.  Instructions for connecting your Detroit Mercy email with your electronic devices are available here.

Important Notices

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    Disclosure Requirements & Amendments to Your Application

    At the time of your application, you certified that all the information contained in your application was true and complete.  You also certified that, if any answer or portion of any answer was not true or complete or ceased to be true or complete, you had a continuing obligation to inform the Law School.  If you failed to disclose information on your application, especially regarding any academic, criminal, or disciplinary information, you are required to inform the Admissions Office in writing at lawadmissions@udmercy.edu as soon as reasonably possible.  If necessary, please update your application as soon as possible to preclude any complications with your law school admission and application for admission to state bar associations.  Discrepancies between the bar application and your law school application for admission could result in the rejection of your application to a state bar.  Failure to disclose, provide forthright answers, or make required updates to the application may result in revocation of admission, reporting of the offense to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), or other disciplinary action.


    Character and Fitness

    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.  You may review the State Bar of Michigan’s rules and guidelines online at www.michbar.org.



    Students with needs for special assistance due to physical or other disabilities on a temporary or long-term basis should contact Associate Dean Megan Jennings at jenninmf@udmercy.edu.