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 C or better.  The determination regarding credit transfer is made by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs after reviewing the syllabi for the courses for which you are seeking transfer units. To help expedite the evaluation process, candidates should send course syllabi by email or mail to our admissions office.

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.