Applying as a Transfer Student

  • Students in good standing who attend another law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) may apply to transfer to Capital University Law School. Transfer applications are accepted year-round. There is no application deadline.

    Application Pre-Requisites  

    1. Transfer applicants must have completed the required first-year curriculum at another ABA approved law school prior to transferring. 
    2. Transfer applicants must possess a 2.75 cumulative law school grade point average. 
    3. Law school transcript must reflect completed coursework. No transfer admission decision will be rendered if transcript grades are pending or law school course work is in progress.

    Application Instructions   

    1. Complete and submit a transfer student application.
    2. Submit a non-refundable $40 Application Fee
    3. Submit a Letter of Good Standing. The letter of good standing must be sent directly from the dean or registrar of home law school. 
    4. Submit Official Law School Transcript. Official transcript must reflect performance in all law school course work attempted and must be sent directly from home law school.
    5. Submit an Essay that discusses background, goals, and reason(s) for interest in completing a legal education at Capital University Law School.
    6. Update your  CAS Subscription with the Law School Admission Council. The Office of Admission will request an official copy of the LSDAS report.
    7. Submit one Letter of Recommendation from a member of the law faculty who can comment on the applicant's performance and potential. (Optional)

     

    Capital will accept credit for most courses in which students have received at least a "C" (2.0) or comparable grade.

    Courses taken at other law schools and accepted for credit at Capital are not computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.

    Transfer students must complete no fewer than 45 semester hours at Capital and must maintain a cumulative grade average of "C" (2.0) for work undertaken at Capital.

    Applications from students from law schools not approved by the ABA 

    Capital University Law School accepts transfer applications from students who attend law schools outside the United States or from students who attend law schools in the United States that are not approved by the American Bar Association.  These applications are considered by the Admission Committee and must meet the following requirements:

        Applicants from Law Schools Not Approved by the ABA
    1.  the non-ABA approved law school has been granted the power to confer the J.D. degree by the appropriate governmental authority, or graduates of the non-ABA approved law school are permitted to sit for the bar examination in the jurisdiction in which the school is located; and
    2.  the studies were "in residence."

      Applicants from Foreign Law Schools
    1.  the studies were "in residence"
    2.  the content of the studies was such that credit therefore would have been granted towards satisfaction of degree requirements at Capital University Law School; and
    3.  the quality of the educational program at the foreign law school was at least equal to that required by Capital University Law School.

    In these cases, Capital will accept credit for most courses in which students have received at least a "C" (2.0) or comparable grade; however, advanced standing and credit hours granted may not exceed 29 credit hours toward the J.D. degree.  Courses taken at other law schools and accepted for credit at Capital are not computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.  Transfer students from non-ABA approved law schools must complete no fewer than 60 semester hours at Capital and must maintain a cumulative grade average of "C" (2.0) for work undertaken at Capital.