ADMISSION TO THE JURIS DOCTOR (J.D.) PROGRAM

Announcement: J.D. Application Period Extended

In view of the current rate of submissions being processed and the number of requests for an extension of the application period, the ALS Admissions Committee has resolved to move the deadline to complete the online application process to next Friday, 22 February 2019.

Eligibility for Admission
 
To qualify for admission to the J.D. Program, the applicant must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Sciences, or a higher academic degree, from an authorized and recognized university or college.  Following requirements set by the Legal Education Board (LEB), in order to qualify for an ALS diploma, the applicant must have completed at least eighteen (18) units of English, six (6) units of Mathematics, eighteen (18) units of Social Science subjects, and at least three (3) units of a Rizal course.
 
Please note that pursuant to ALS policies, persons who have enrolled and have been graded in at least one (1) semester in any law school are not eligible for admission to the J.D. Program.
 
Decisions regarding admission are made by the Dean, upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, and taking into consideration the applicant's scholastic records and abilities, entrance exam results, and character references.
 
Admission Requirements for Academic Year 2019-2020
 
The applicant must accomplish the online application form which will be accessible on this page on November 1, 2018. Please take note that the online application will require you to upload the following documents:

  • Photocopy of collegiate transcript of records
    • If graduation is not yet reflected in the transcript, a true copy of grades or a certification of candidacy for graduation.
  • PhilSAT results or Certificate of Exemption (if already available)
    • It is not mandatory to take the PhilSAT prior to application; but to be qualified for admission for Academic Year 2019-2020, you must have taken the PhilSAT prior to enrollment.
  • A 2"x 2" I.D. picture with red background.
     

All applications must be made online and submitted by February 22, 2019. 

After the successful completion and review of the online application, the applicant will then be notified to pay the fee (Php 3,500.00)  for the ALS Entrance Examination. ALS will assign the date on which the applicant is to take the examination.
 
In addition to hard copies of uploaded documents, the applicant is also required to cause the submission of two recommendations coming from (i) the dean of the applicant’s school or a former professor, and (ii) someone, not a relative or friend, who knows the applicant well enough to provide a true character reference. Such recommendations should be accomplished on the required recommendation form. Once completed, these forms must be submitted to ALS in sealed and signed envelopes. 


ALS ENTRANCE EXAM TO BE ADMINISTERED IN CEBU

The Ateneo Law School is conducting a one-day offsite entrance examination in Metro Cebu on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The testing site will be at the Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, H. Abellana St., Mandaue City. The time will be announced to the applicants upon signing up.
 
If you wish to take the entrance exam in Cebu, you must still complete the online application as well as make arrangements (proxy/representative allowed) to pay the entrance examination fee and get the exam permit from the Admissions Office of the Ateneo Law School located at the Ateneo Professional Schools Building, No. 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. You will also need to inform the Admissions Office that you will take the exam in Cebu when you or your proxy/representative make arrangements to schedule the exam.
 
For those who wish to take the exam in Cebu, but who have already applied online and have scheduled to take their exam in Manila please call the Admissions Office at +632 8997691 to 96 loc. 2304 or 2307, or email admissions.law@ateneo.edu, and request for a change in exam schedule and venue on or before Friday, February 22, 2019.
 

 
Material Dates
 
Entrance Exam Dates:
 

  • February 23, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • March 9, 2019
  • March 23, 2019
  • March 30, 2019
  • April 6, 2019 (Cebu)
 

Please take note that it is ALS which assigns the exam date for each applicant.

 
Interview Period:
 

  • May 2 to June 14, 2019

 
Interviews (for those requested to undergo an interview) will be conducted only on ALS-assigned dates within the given period. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that he/she is available when required.