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Transfers & Visitors

We accept your transfer and/or visiting application if you have attended an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. You must be in good standing and have completed two full semesters of study.

Application Deadline is July 1.

  1. Application form
    Our online application form is available through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) in May.
  2. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report

    Once we’ve received your application, we will request a CAS report, which must include:

    • Official transcripts. You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    • LSAT score.
    • One letter of recommendation. Your recommendation should come from a law school faculty member who taught you in a substantive law course
    • Resume.
    • Statement of purpose. We want to know your motivation for continuing your schooling, your career aspirations, and how you believe our program will help you meet your goals. You must state your reasons for applying as a transfer or visiting student.
  3. Law school transcripts
    You must send an official copy of your law school transcript directly to Loyola. It must display all grades for all terms completed.
  4. Letter of good standing
    You must submit a letter from the law school dean (or designate) stating you are in good standing and clearly note your class rank. The letter must include information about any disciplinary actions taken. Class rank may be omitted if it is listed on your law school transcript. Visiting applicants: your letter of good standing must state you have permission to visit Loyola University Chicago School of Law and must list courses to be taken at Loyola. You are not eligible to apply for transfer admission upon completion of the courses.
  5. Character & Fitness Questions
    You must complete the character and fitness questions, which are part of the LSAC application. If you answer affirmatively to any questions, you must provide a detailed explanation.
  6. Qualifications for the Admission for the Bar
    In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. You are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which you intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
  1. Transcript evaluation.
    If you completed any postsecondary work outside of the United States or Canada (except for study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript, you must submit your foreign transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Authentication and Evaluation.
  2. English language test requirement.
    An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 100. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

Summer Visiting Students

We welcome students and attorneys during the summer semester(s) for a limited enrollment of 1 to 2 courses.

Application materials should be sent to:

Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
Registrar Office
25 East Pearson Street, Room 1203
Chicago, IL 60611

To apply for summer visiting status, you must submit:

  1. Application form
     A completed application form must be submitted to the School of Law Registrar Office.
  2. Application fee
     A $50 application fee, paid to "Loyola University Chicago" by check or money order, must be submitted with the application form.
  3. Letter of good standing
    If you are a current law school student, you must submit a letter of good standing from your current dean or registrar. It must include your standing, permission to take the course(s), and any special requirements that your school is imposing.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the office of JD Admission & Scholarships at 312-915-7170 or law-admissions@LUC.edu.