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Accepted Student Checklist

 


Follow these simple steps to complete your enrollment here at Pace Law School.



What To Do First

There is only so much you can learn about Pace Law school from a viewbook, so we encourage admitted students whenever possible to make an appointment to visit the law school campus.  Please be sure to mention any special requests or needs when booking your visit appointment.

Ways to visit campus include:

Tours/Class Visit - Available on weekdays and are led by our Admissions Counselor or a Student Ambassador. To schedule your visit email admissions@law.pace.edu or reserve online.


Accept/Decline

Please accept or decline your place in the entering class. 

To accept please send your non-refundable deposit, by the due date listed in your admit letter.  All seat deposits are credited to the student’s tuition account.  You can pay your deposit online. (follow the instructions below for the online deposit form)

Find Your Username in the Pace White Pages

  1. Enter your name at the top
  2. Select All Faculty, Staff, Students from the Person Type dropdown box.
  3. Select Law School from the Campus Type dropdown box.
  4. Click search and then View Details alongside your listing.

To decline your offer please contact us in writing using your deposit form or via email.  Be sure to notify us of your future plans and what school you plan on attending.


IDs and Computing

Welcome to Pace Portal, our student user system which allows you 24/7 access to your courses, accounts and financial aid information. 

USERID: Search for your name on the Pace Whitepages and you will see your userid listed. *Make sure to change "PERSON TYPE" to "ALL", the default is faculty and staff. *Make sure to change "CAMPUS" to Law School.

DEFAULT PASSWORD: Your password is your 1) Initials 2)Date of birth in format MMDDYY.   Ex. John Smith Birthday August 13, 1980 would be JS081380. *Now you must activate your account.  Without doing account activation below you will not be able to access your email.

ACTIVATE YOUR PACE ACCOUNT: http://adam.pace.edu  Select the “Account Activation” link  (You will now create a new unique password)

Access the Pace Portal or MyPace Portal:  You can also go to Pace Law Homepage, click Current Students ► Registrar ► MyPace Portal.  

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Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you are admitted, and have the FAFSA information sent to Pace Law School.  Our School code is 002727

Here at Pace we have two types of Financial Aid for matriculated students: merit aid and need based aid. This aid is from a variety of sources including the federal and state government, private sources and Pace University. I can be in the form of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. 

Merit Aid
To qualify an applicant must be at least at median or above in LSAT and GPA for the admit year.  Applicant must also have a strong application as reviewed by the scholarship committee.   If a student is awarded a merit award, they will be notified by mail approximately 2 weeks after a student has been admitted.  Once the reward is received a merit award deposit will be due as well as a signed Attachment A.   

Need Based Aid:

Your package will be generated by our financial aid department and they have created the Financial Aid 101 page to give you a comprehensive overview of your Financial Aid options, and some general tips on how to fill out the various forms and apply for aid.   If you need to speak to someone on the phone, please call (877) 672-1830. 

 


Housing

ON CAMPUS HOUSING

Dannat Hall Housing Applications are available for single law students who would like on-campus housing in Dannat Hall.   Each room is about 12x16 feet long, furnished with a full size bed, large desk and high backed chair, two closets, bookshelf, chest of drawers and a Micro Fridge.  The building also is equipped with a newly renovated kitchen, laundry room, state-of-the-art lounge, and exercise/weight room.  

Space in Dannat Hall is limited, so please complete and return the application form and a housing and security deposit of $500.00 (**Refundable on a declining scale**)

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Off-campus housing must be secured by the student. Pace Law School permits local landlords and homeowners to post their rental listings on a designated bulletin board in the Student Lounge.   

**Please note Pace Law School or Pace University does not have any affiliation with the landlords or homeowners who post their listings. All students should verify that the rental agreement and conditions are fair and appropriate.


Health

Health Insurance

Pace requires all students enrolled in the full-time program to carry health insurance.  All students are automatically enrolled in the Pace Student Health Insurance.  If you have existing insurance you may waive the Pace Student Health Insurance.  Any questions regarding the Health Insurance Plan can be directed to the Office of Student Services at 914-422-4233. 

Waiver - Pace Student Health Insurance

Immunization Form

All students who matriculate into a degree program, and enroll for 6 or more credits must fill out the Immunization Form to comply with New York State Department of Health immunization requirements.  Each form must:

  1. Be clearly legible
  2. Indicate vaccines, dates, names and location of doctors and clinics
  3. Be stamped or signed by doctor or clinic.

FERPA
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) generally prohibits Pace University from disclosing personally identifiable information from a student’s education records to a third party (including a student’s parents) without the student’s prior written authorization.  If applicable please sign the FERPA form online to provide this authorization.

 


I-20

If you are an international student and require an I-20, it will be issued by Pace University.  You must submit the following items to start the process.

  1. You and/or your sponsors must sign a Financial Affidavit showing that you/they accept responsibility for the costs of the program.
  2. You must also provide bank documentation showing the availability of funds.

After your I-20 is done you must visit the U.S. consulate or embassy in your country with (1) Your letter of acceptance; (2) Form 1-20 and any other documents they require.  If you have been admitted and have any questions about this process please contact the Office of Admissions, 914-422-4210

 


Registration and Payment Form

A registration packet is mailed to you once you have submitted a seat deposit.  It will contain several important forms and useful information including a FERPA, Health Insurance forms, Class Schedule and a Registration and Payment Form, TWEN/Westlaw Passwords and Transcript Request Forms.  Please review and read the packet carefully and return all items including the Registration and Payment Form to our Offices. 

Schedule - Individual schedules were mailed to students.  If you did not receive your schedule by mail, please contact the Office of Admissions at 914-422-4210 or email admissions@law.pace.edu.


Official Final Transcripts

Please request a final transcript from all degree granting institutions (undergraduate and graduate if applicable) to be sent directly to The Office of Admissions (Pace Law School, Office of Admissions, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603).  

You can request a transcript using the on your own or through a Transcript Request Form.


Buying Books

The campus Barnes & Nobles Law School Bookstore is located on the first floor of Aloysia Hall.  They will carry ALL your required textbooks in addition to school supplies, additional supplements and Pace memorabilia.  Both new and used books are available. The Bookstore Hours vary and can be found on their website. 

The books you need will be determined by your Class Schedule.  Your classes are pre-assigned by the Academic Dean, Horace Anderson and you will use this schedule to go online to register for classes on the MyPace Portal.  (See instructions on how to use and access the Portal above).  You can take your class schedule to the bookstore and they will prepare all your books. 


Using TWEN & Westlaw

The West Education Network (TWEN) is an online extension of the law school classroom. Using TWEN, students can access course materials, participate in class discussions, and exchange e-mail messages with instructors and classmates while at school or at home. After the first deposit is paid, passwords will assigned and mailed out in your registration packet.


 Skills Enrichment Program

The Pace Skills Enrichment Program (S.E.P.) is designed to give entering student pre-enrollment training in dealing with the academic requirements of law school, including: the Socratic teaching method, case briefing, legal analysis, writing skills, and class & exam preparation. 

To enroll, please fill out and submit the registration form.