To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional associations and demonstrated satisfactory performance on the Law School Admission Test. The test is administered by the Law School Admission Services, Newtown, PA, in cooperation with the nation's law schools.

No specific pre-legal program is required. Courses that develop verbal and writing skills and encourage logical thinking are considered good preparation for law study. Courses in History, English, Logic, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences are relevant to the study of law but are not prerequisites.

The Columbus School of Law will consider a limited number of Catholic undergraduates for admission after three years of college if they meet applicable admission criteria and if the university will award the appropriate baccalaureate degree upon satisfactory completion of the first year of the day-division program or the first three semesters of the evening-division program.