Applying as an International Student - Capital University Law School

Applying as an International Student

  • Capital University Law School is committed to fulfilling its mission of providing a diverse learning environment for students. Certain steps are required for students who have graduated from foreign institutions and wish to be considered for admission.  International students should follow the required steps below. Please contact the Admission Office if you have additional questions.

    • Complete an application for admission including: a personal statement, $40 application fee and two letters of recommendation.
    • Take the Law School Admission Test.  The LSAT is required for international students.
    • All international transcripts need to be authenticated and evaluated through the Credentials Assembly Service (LSDAS).  Interested students can contact the LSDAS at to learn more about the services they offer. 
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for admission to Capital University Law  
    • Proof of Financial Support must be provided by all foreign students, including Canadian applicants, before enrolling at Capital University.  Students must submit proof of sufficient funding to cover the cost of attendance for at least one academic year's expenses ($46,432).  This proof is required before an appropriate visa can be issued to a student.

    Character and Fitness Disclosure

    In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant bar admission agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  Applicants can also find detailed information in the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  Acceptance by Capital University Law School does not guarantee certification by any state’s Board of Law Examiners.