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Transfer Student Applicants

Students who have completed one year of study and are in good academic standing at an ABA-accredited law school may apply to transfer to UDC-DCSL in either the Fall or Spring term. The School of Law will consider accepting up to 45 credits for transfer.

Transfer Application

The transfer application deadline is June 30th for Fall enrollment or December 15th for Spring enrollment.

Transfer candidates must submit:

  • a UDC-DCSL Transfer Application, which is available through LSAC;
  • a Law School Report from LSAC (UDC-DCSL's LSAC law school code is 5245);
  • an official transcript of law school work completed;
  • a recommendation from a law school faculty member;
  • a statement of good academic standing from the appropriate law school official; and
  • an essay stating the candidate's reason for wishing to transfer to UDC-DCSL.

Transferring Credits Earned Prior to Admission

Our transfer of credit policy may be found in Section 3.10 of the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Student Handbook, Volume I. The sections relevant to transfer applicants provide as follows:

3.10 Transfer of Credits

Students who transfer from another law school to UDC-DCSL must submit, during or before their acceptance of admission, official transcripts to the Office of Admission. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will analyze the transcripts and decide which credits to accept. The Office of Admission will notify students in writing of the transferable credits.

Transferred credits are treated the same as a “Pass.” They count toward the student’s credit requirements, but the grade is not included in the calculation of the student’s UDC-DCSL cumulative grade-point average (CGPA).

A transfer student is subject to the same graduation, honors, and residency requirements as any other matriculated UDC-DCSL student. A transfer student must successfully complete at least 45 credits at UDC-DCSL.

3.10.1 Transfer of Credits from ABA accredited Law Schools

A maximum of forty-five (45) credits earned prior to admission may be applied toward the satisfaction of the UDC-DCSL’s graduation requirements, subject to the Associate Dean’s approval and the following conditions:

a) The student must be in good standing at the school;

b) The student must have achieved a grade of “C” of better in the course; and

c) If UDC-DCSL offers the course, the number of credits transferred will be equal either to the credits earned in the course at the other school or at UDC-DCSL, whichever is lower.

3.10.2 Transfer of Credits from non-ABA accredited Law Schools

A maximum of thirty (30) credits earned prior to admission may be applied toward the satisfaction of the UDC-DCSL’s graduation requirements, subject to the Associate Dean’s approval and the following conditions:

a) The school from which a student transfers is a non-ABA approved law school but has been granted the power to confer the J.D. degree by the appropriate governmental authority or its graduates are permitted to sit for the bar examination in that jurisdiction and the contents of the course meet UDC-DCSL requirements;

b) The student must be in good standing at the school;

c) The student must have achieved a grade of “C” of better in the course; and

d) If UDC-DCSL offers the course, the number of credits transferred will be equal either to the credits earned in the course at the other school or at UDC-DCSL, whichever is lower.

The School of Law also permits students who are enrolled and in good academic standing to take up to six hours of credit a semester as a non-visitor at other ABA-accredited institutions. The policies governing such transfer credits may be found at Section 3.10.3 of the Student Handbook.

The School of Law does not have any established articulation agreements regarding transfer of credit with other institutions.

 

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