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Transfer or Visiting Applicants

St. Thomas Law accepts transfer students each semester. If you have completed the first year of legal studies, we invite you to apply for transfer to St. Thomas University School of Law.

Transfer Credit Policy: Transferring from another Law School

Applications for transfer are considered from students who are in good academic standing at a law school. Credits earned at the other school will transfer in any class in which the student earned a “C” or better. Credits earned under a Pass/Fail grading system at another law school will not transfer. Grades associated with the credits accepted for transfer do not transfer and are not used in computing the student’s grade point average. Generally, no more than 30 credits will transfer from the other school. In some circumstances, more than 30 credits may transfer but, in no event, may more than 45 credits be accepted for transfer.

Transfer students are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Two (2) recommendation letters from law school professors
  • Letter of good standing from current law school
  • A current LSAC CAS Report
  • Official transcripts reflecting all law school courses completed 
  • Official transcripts from the undergraduate college or university that awarded your bachelor's degree, sent directly to St. Thomas Law School from the undergraduate school's registrar.

Visiting Law Students

As with traditional transfer students, St. Thomas Law accepts a limited number of visiting students each semester. If you have completed the first year of full-time legal study at an ABA-approved law school and you have permission from your current institution to visit, we encourage you to apply and join our warm and welcoming law school community, even if just for a semester.

Visiting students are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Personal Statement explaining your reason for wanting to visit St. Thomas Law
  • Letter from Dean of current law school granting you permission to visit at St. Thomas Law
  • A current LSAC CAS Report

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Fall entry transfers - July 1
  • Spring entry transfers - December 1