Foreign Educated Applicants
All LLM applicants are required to use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LLM Credential Assembly Service (CAS.) Applicants with foreign education credentials must purchase both the Document Assembly Service and the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service. To register, visit the LSAC website.
For MLS applicants with foreign education credentials, please have all transcripts evaluated by the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI). ACEI independently evaluates all academic documents issued in countries other than the United States. Please contact ACEI at their website to obtain an application for an evaluation. You must request a course-by-course evaluation and order that an official copy be sent directly to:
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Beus Center for Law and Society
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Mail Code: 9520
111 E Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
All applicants must meet the requirements of the Graduate College as well as those at ASU Law. If English is not your native language, and you have not completed a bachelor’s degree or higher at a regionally accredited institution in the United States, you must provide evidence of English proficiency as indicated by acceptable scores. Most competitive applicants should have a TOEFL score of at or near 600 (paper) or 90 (internet), an IELTS score of at or near 7.0, OR a PTE score of at or near 64. Exceptional candidates with relevant experience and background who have scores slightly below the thresholds above will also be considered. ASU's institutional code is 4007. LSAC's TOEFL code for the LLM Credential Assembly Service is 8395.
Students may qualify for an exemption to the English Proficiency requirement through successful completion of ASU’s Global Launch Intensive English Program OR the English for Graduate Admissions & Achievement course. For competitive applicants that take the Intensive English program, "successful completion" means a program cumulative GPA of at least 3.33, with no courses grade below a letter grade of "B".
*ASU Law is also temporarily accepting Duolingo English proficiency for students affected by center closures. Most competitive applicants should have a Duolingo English test score of at or near 115.
International applicants must verify that they have the financial resources to cover their expenses during graduate study at ASU, as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Graduate Admissions Office provides the Financial Guarantee form to international applicants, who then must see that the form is completed, verified by a bank or sponsoring organization, and returned to the Graduate Admissions Office. The I-20 or IAP66 (documents needed to obtain a student visa) are issued only after the completed, properly verified guarantee form has arrived.