Transfer Students

Application Instructions (2L Students)

The Blewett School of Law will accept transfer applications only from students attending an ABA-accredited law school.

Admission is granted on a space-available basis. Transfer applicants will be evaluated on the same criteria applied to entering students, with the additional consideration of the applicant’s academic performance in the current law school, the quality of that law school and the purpose of seeking to continue legal studies at the Blewett School of Law. We do not offer scholarships for transfer students.

The deadline to apply for transfer is July 1. No decisions will be made with regard to transfer applications until the applicant’s complete first-year law school transcript is received. No transfer applications will be accepted after July 1.

Register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and follow the instructions to ensure a complete application.


Transfer students must complete at least 45 credit hours of law study in residence to earn a degree of juris doctor from the Blewett School of Law.

Admitted transfer applicants must meet with the Director of Admissions to complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation form. Every effort will be made to transfer credit from the same or similar courses to meet requirements.

Transfer credits and grades will be considered in calculating a student’s grade point average and class rank will be determined after completing one semester at the Blewett School of Law.  Grades and GPA will be transferred and calculated as close as possible based on the following scale: A+/A: 4.0; A-:3.7; B+: 3.3; B: 3.0; B-: 2.7; C+: 2.3; C: 2.0; C-: 1.7; D:1; F:0.

Fill out the general online application, noting you are applying for transfer, and submit the $60 fee through LSAC.
Applicants must attach to their electronic application one personal statement. The personal statement should provide information about yourself that you consider significant to our evaluation of your file. We are interested in learning about the qualities that you would bring to the legal profession, the law school classroom, and the community. You may wish to describe a significant experience in your life or to discuss your interest in or motivation for attending law school. A typical personal statement is 2-3 pages. It will be evaluated for writing ability as well as content. Do not treat your personal statement as a narrative of your resume.
It is required that you submit a brief statement of interest explaining why you wish to attend the Blewett School of Law.
Attach a current resume.

A transfer student must submit at least one letter of reference from a professor at their current institution that speaks to the student's performance and participation in class.

Transfer applicants must provide a letter from an official of the law school currently attended confirming that the applicant is in good standing and eligible to continue at that school. This letter should be sent directly to the Blewett School of Law, Attention: Admissions.
Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript of first-year law school courses verifying the average in all law studies for which the student has registered and received a grade is equivalent to that required for graduation from the institution attended. The transcript should be submitted via LSAC CAS report.