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Transfer Applicants

Transfer Students

Students may seek admission to the University of Dayton School of Law after successfully completing their first year of law school at another ABA-accredited institution. Please note, if you have been academically dismissed from another law school, you cannot transfer into UDSL. Rather, if you want to apply, you must wait a minimum of twenty-one months from the date of your dismissal before applying for admission as a new first-year student. Transfer applicants must be registered with Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and provide:

  • Official undergraduate degree transcript directly from your undergraduate institution
  • Official law school transcript
  • Law faculty letter of recommendation
  • Letter of good standing from your current ABA-approved law school

An offer of transfer admission will be made on the following terms and conditions:

  • Only courses that were completed at a law school approved by the ABA, for which a grade of "C" or better (or its equivalent) was received, and which reasonably conforms to the curriculum of this law school, will be accepted for transfer.
  • Normally, not more than thirty semester hours, or forty-five quarter hours, of credits will be accepted for transfer.
  • Courses for which advanced standing is awarded will not enter into the calculation of the student's cumulative grade-point average, and no official class ranks will be determined for transfer students.
  • Transfer students are considered second-year students for purposes of applying the standards for continuation in law school, even though they may have less than thirty hours of credit and/or may be registered for first-year courses.

Transfer or visiting students may apply to the University of Dayton School of Law for the summer semester or fall semester.

Visiting Student

Attend the University of Dayton School of Law as a visiting student and transfer credits back to your home school.

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School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760