Transfer Students

CUNY School of Law invites and welcomes applications from qualified transfer students. Individuals who have attended an ABA-approved law school and who are seeking to transfer must meet the same admissions criteria required of a first-year applicant, as well as the criteria established for transfer students. The Admissions Committee gives particular attention to the personal information provided in the application for transfer. A limited number of seats are available for transfer students.

A transfer applicant must be in good academic standing. Transfer students must have successfully completed a minimum of 26 credits. Transfer credits will only be awarded for courses in which a grade of "C+" or better was earned, no later than July 1, 2014, to a maximum of 30 credits.

Applicants for transfer admission must submit the following, in accordance with our policies, to complete an application file for review by the Admissions Committee:

  • 2014 electronic application;
  • a non-refundable $60 (U.S.) application fee;
  • the required personal statement;
  • a statement indicating reasons for requesting transfer;
  • two letters of recommendation, in accordance with the instructions on the application form;
  • a current CAS subscription;
  • an official transcript of all law school work submitted through LSAC; and
  • a letter confirming your academic standing, sent by the dean or other law school official.

Proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella is required before a transfer or visiting student can register for classes. See Immunization Requirement.

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2014 - apply by December 1, 2013
  • Fall 2014 - apply by July 1, 2014

No credits or transfer consideration will be given for applicants from non-ABA-approved law schools.


Visiting Students

CUNY School of Law may admit a few special students who desire to study at the Law School for a semester or a year, but who will receive their degrees from their home law schools. Such students will be admitted only after completion of at least one year of satisfactory academic work at another ABA-approved law school, and must demonstrate compelling reasons for attending CUNY School of Law.

Applicants for visiting admission must submit the following, in accordance with our policies, to complete an application file for review by the Admissions Committee:

  • 2014 electronic application;
  • a current CAS subscription;
  • $60 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee;
  • required personal statement;
  • a separate statement indicating reasons for your request to attend as a visiting student;
  • a letter mailed directly from your dean confirming you are in good standing and outlining the credits that the "home" law school will accept.

Visiting student applicants must also have two letters of recommendation submitted through LSAC:

  • one (1) academic letter from a law school professor who has taught you and;
  • one (1) character reference from someone with whom you have worked in the last three years.

Proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella is required before a transfer or visiting student can register for classes. See Immunization Requirement.

Visiting Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2014 - apply by December 1, 2013
  • Fall 2014 - apply by July 1, 2014
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