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Transferring Applicants

NSU Law welcomes transfer applications from candidates who have completed at least one academic year of law school. For full-time status, you must have completed at least 27 semester hours of credit and for part-time status, you must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of credit. You must have received a baccalaureate degree prior to beginning law study and you must be in good academic standing in law school.

There is no GPA or class rank in law school that assures transfer admission; the admissions committee wishes to see that your law school record evidences academic excellence. Seats for transfer students are limited and the number varies from year-to-year.

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 - December 10, 2021
  • Summer 2021 - April 1, 2022
  • Fall 2021 - July 15, 2022

Your application must be completed, with all required documentation, at least one month prior to the start of the semester for which you are seeking admission.

Transfer Application Checklist

  • You must complete your application for admission online through the LSAC Electronic Application Service site, www.LSAC.org.
  • You must have a letter from your law school dean stating you are in good academic standing and eligible to return.
  • Your official law school transcript, sent directly from the issuing school to either LSAC or the NSU Law Office of Admissions, indicating complete courses and grades for at least the first academic year of law study.
  • You are required to have an active subscription to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  • You must attach a personal statement/essay indicating your reasons for seeking transfer.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). One letter should preferably be from a law professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive program in the law.

Advanced Standing

  • If you are admitted as a transfer from an ABA-approved law school you may receive a maximum of 60 credits for eligible coursework.
  • If you are accepted as a transfer from a foreign law school or a non ABA-approved law school, you may receive a maximum of 30 credits for eligible coursework.
  • To receive credit, you must earn the greater of a C or the minimum grade your prior law school requires as its graduation average.
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