The law school admissions cycle is heading into a critical period when deposits for applicants to save a seat are due and prospective students must make decisions about where to attend—or whether to attend at all.

It’s too early to tell exactly how COVID-19 will affect admission numbers, and it’s also uncertain how it will impact the number of international students coming to U.S. law schools, which has become an increasingly important source of students and tuition over the past decade.