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JD Transfer Applicant

Students in good standing at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, may apply for admission to ASU Law with advanced standing after completing at least one year of a full-time JD program or its equivalent. In order to transfer, students must have completed not less than one year and not more than three semesters of law school. Generally, only first-year coursework is eligible for transfer credit. A maximum of 29 transfer credits can be counted toward the 88 credits necessary for graduation. Transfer credit will not be granted for courses with less than a "C" grade for work completed at an accredited law school. ASU Law may also deny or reduce credit for particular courses. Grades received at another law school are not counted in determining a student's cumulative grade point average at ASU Law.

Application Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall: July 31
Spring: December 30

Applicants who require a visa must complete all paperwork by June 1.

Application Process

  • Complete Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Electronic Application, in addition to the following documents:
    • Complete PDF DocumentTransfer Application – Law School Information Form
      • If the school does not rank students, an official letter stating that the school does not rank must be submitted
    • Complete Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report
    • A statement (in place of personal statement) explaining the reason(s) for your request to transfer to ASU Law (limit one double-spaced page)
    • Resume not to exceed three typed pages
    • Explanations to affirmative answers to any Character Fitness questions
  • *In honor of ASU Law’s 50th anniversary, we are waiving this year’s application fee.


Contact ASU Law Office of Admissions or call 480-965-1474.