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International Students Application Information


Thomas Jefferson School of Law welcomes international students with a college degree equivalent to a Bachelor degree into the residential JD program.  Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also provide their TOEFL or IELTS exam results.

Students with a law degree from outside the United States equivalent to a JD or First Degree in Law may be interested in our LL.M. degree in American Legal Studies (ALS).

Application Process

The Law School admits international students into its residential JD programs in the Spring and Fall terms each year. The deadline to submit an application accompanied by the required documents for each term is listed below. Incomplete applications and applications received after the term deadline may not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Admitted Students

If admitted, a non-refundable seat deposit is required to enroll. Get more information about applying for an I-20 / F-1 VISA and requirements.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring Term
Application Open: June 1
Deadline: December 15
Term Begins: First Week In January

Fall Term
Fall Application Open: October 1
Fall Deadline: July 15
Term Begins: First Week In August

Apply Now

Ready to get started? Complete your application now. There is no application fee to apply.

Application Checklist

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume / CV
  3. Official transcript from degree granting college/university
  4. Interview