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Transfer Applicants

DePaul University College of Law welcomes applications from students who have completed at least one year of study within the past two years at an ABA-accredited law school. While most transfer applicants have earned approximately 30 semester hours, there is no specific hour requirement. DePaul University College of Law does not have an articulation agreement with any university or law school program regarding transfer admission. Transfer applicants may apply for admission to the day or evening program. Transfer applicants may be admitted to the fall or spring session.

How to Apply

Students applying for transfer admission complete a separate application from first-year applicants. Transfer applicants to the College of Law must submit all materials electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

  • Transfer applicants are required to submit the following:
  • Electronic transfer application form
  • One letter of recommendation from a law school professor
  • Current CAS report from LSAC
  • Letter of good standing from all previously attended law schools
  • Law school transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume (optional)

When to Apply

While there is no specific application deadline, transfer applicants should submit and complete their application at least one month prior to the semester in which they intend to enroll. The vast majority of applicants apply for fall admission. If applying for fall admission, students should submit the application form and required documents during their spring semester of law school.

Applicants should make arrangements for an official transcript to be sent to the Office of Law Admissions immediately after the student's spring grades have posted. While a transcript showing spring grades generally is required to review the application, the Admissions Committee may make an exception and grant a conditional admission based upon an applicant's strong academic performance in the fall semester.​