Penn Law to accept GRE and GMAT scores starting in the fall

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has become the first law school to accept GMAT scores in place of LSAT scores for students interested in earning a JD outside of a dual degree program. As part of a two-year pilot program announced in June, applicants will be allowed to submit GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores to apply to Penn Law. Penn Law joins a growing trend in legal academia to accept alternative test scores from prospective students. Though Penn Law will be the first to accept GMAT scores for JD applicants, more than 20 law schools, including Harvard and Georgetown, currently accept GRE scores for admission to their JD programs. Several law schools also accept the GMAT for students applying for a dual degree. Cornell Law School also will start accepting GMAT scores beginning in the fall. The school’s pilot program, announced in July, will be limited to no more than 20 students. The Penn Law administration hopes to attract a wider, more diverse pool of…

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