How to Apply

How to Apply?

The early decision deadline for both incoming (transfer) and current students is January 05. The final application deadline for all students is March 15.

To view a word version of the application, download here.

Complete CCNY's online application and notify the Skadden Program office that you have applied for the scholarship

All applicants need to provide the following information and supplemental materials:

•  Demographic information
•  Official transcript of current school
•  Official transcript of all higher education institutions ever attended
•  Resume
•  Personal statement
•  Writing sample
•  Two letters of recommendation
    (one must be from an academic source)
•  Take the LSAT mini diagnostic


Feel free to submit your recommendations online
or email them to Jennifer Light at .

Transfer Students

Transfer students must complete the online scholarship application by joining our on-line community.
Log-in or create your MYCCNY page now.

Transfers students interested in the Skadden, Arps program must designate CCNY as their first choice in the CUNY application.

Current CCNY Students

Current CCNY students MUST complete the online scholarship application with their CCNY email address only.
To apply, please visit the portal here.

Please complete the general section and make sure to provide ALL the information and supplemental materials requested on page 12.

In order to be considered for the Skadden, Arps Program, every student must complete the City College online scholarship application.

Once you have submitted the online application, e-mail: Jennifer Light at with your name and the date and time you submitted your application.

If you have any questions regarding this process, contact us
at 212-650-8704 or e-mail:
For further information visit the City College Scholarship website.

CCNY Student
Transfer Student
Skadden Scholars



I am trying to submit a recommendation letter for an applicant, but the online recommendation form is not working. What should I do?

Please email your recommendation letter to Jennifer Light, at .

I'm currently a member of another CCNY honors and/or scholarship program; can I still apply to the Skadden Program?

Yes. Students with an interest in applying to law school and pursuing a legal career are strongly encouraged to apply to the Skadden Program.

I'm having trouble completing my application; is somebody from the program available to guide me through the application process?

Yes. Program staff is always willing to guide students through the application process and answer any question regarding the program. We encourage students to contact Jennifer Light at or telephone (212-650-8704). Also, students can request an appointment to meet with program staff in person.

I'm an out-of-state student and I’m considering transferring to CCNY. Can I apply to the Skadden Program?

Yes, the program is open to transfer students. Please submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended.

I'm an international student; can I apply to the program?

Yes. The Skadden Program is open to resident and nonresident aliens.

I don't qualify for financial aid; can I still get the Skadden Program scholarship?

Yes. Regardless of your financial need, all Skadden Scholars are eligible to receive the program’s scholarships. The Skadden Program scholarships are merit-based.

If selected for the program, when does my commitment with the program begin?

The Skadden Program begins with a Summer Institute that is usually scheduled in late July. Participation in the Summer Institute is required of all new Skadden Scholars.

I don't have a 3.3 GPA; can I still apply to the Skadden Program?

Yes. We understand that students sometimes go through difficult situations that impact their academic performance and GPA. In the past, we have selected students with lower GPAs whose transcripts demonstrated that the student is working hard to improve their academic achievement. Often, students will submit a brief explanation of why they believe the lower grades do not reflect the quality of their work and academic potential (i.e., illness, problem in family, etc.).

What is the mini LSAT diagnostic? Do I need to study for the diagnostic?

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test that is required for admission to law school. As part of the Skadden Program application process, students are required to take a short version of the LSAT. Students don’t need to study or prepare for this mini-diagnostic; they are just expected to show up. The test takes between one hour and 45 minutes to two hours

How do I apply to the Skadden Program?

If you are a current CCNY student you need to complete CCNY’s online scholarship application and provide all the supplemental materials requested on page 12. If you are a transfer student you need to apply to CCNY and complete CCNY’s online scholarship application. You do not have to be accepted at CCNY to apply to the program. You can apply while your CCNY application is pending. All applicants need to provide the following information and supplemental materials:

  1. Demographic information
  2. Official transcript of current school
  3. Official transcript of all higher education institutions ever attended
  4. Resume
  5. Personal statement
  6. Writing sample
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. Take the LSAT mini diagnostic