Transfer Students

Thomas Jefferson School of Law considers transfer applications from students at law schools accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), by the California Bar association (CBA), and from accredited foreign law schools.

In order to be considered for admission as a transfer student at Thomas Jefferson, you must submit an official copy of your law school transcript, as well as a letter of good standing. Both documents should be obtained from your current law school and submitted directly to our admissions office by mail. In order to expedite the review of your application, please work with your current law school to receive the proper documents.

Please note that our Transfer of Credit Policy generally allows for the transfer of credits for classes in which a student has received a B- or better. The determination for credit transferability is made by the Director of Academic Administration and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs only after a student is granted admission. In order to determine the transferability of course credits, we will need to review the syllabi for the courses for which you are seeking transfer units. To help expedite the evaluation process, candidates should send these documents by email or mail to our admissions office. The credit transferability determination generally takes 3-4 weeks after a student receives an offer of admission.

Transfer applicants from law schools accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Students seeking to transfer from another ABA-accredited law school must:

  • Apply online through LSAC
  • Register with or reactivate CAS reporting through the LSAC
  • Submit law school transcripts
  • Submit a letter of good standing from your current law school Accepted transfer students from ABA-accredited law schools may transfer in up to 44 units of credit.

Transfer applicants from law schools accredited by the California Bar Association (CBA) Students seeking to transfer from a CBA-accredited law school must:

  • Apply online through LSAC
  • Register with or reactivate CAS reporting through the LSAC
  • Submit law school transcripts
  • Submit a letter of good standing from your current law school Accepted transfer students from CBA-accredited law schools may transfer in up to 29 units of credit.

Transfer applicants from foreign law schools Students seeking to transfer from a foreign law school must:

  • Apply in accordance with the forms and instructions on the Thomas Jefferson website
  • Have transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or LSAC
  • Submit law school transcripts in English Accepted transfer students from foreign law schools may transfer in up to 29 units of credit.