Each year UConn School of Law admits a number of transfer applicants. In deciding whether to grant admission, the school will consider, among other factors, the student's record of accomplishment at his or her law school, and the extent to which space is available. In addition to grades received in first year courses, class rank is an important indicator of first year academic success, and is considered along with letters from law school faculty in making application decisions.
Transfer applicants who have completed no more than one full year at an ABA-accredited law school are considered for transfer admission. Students who have earned more than 32 law school credit hours are ineligible for transfer to UConn School of Law. Transfer applicants may apply to either the Day or Evening Division. Please note that credit will only be transferred for grades of "C" or better, and that each course's transferability will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Transfer students must abide by the transcript evaluation, any enrollment conditions, and must complete all required courses.
The Transfer Application for Admission consists of the Application form and required attachments, as well as the Residency Affidavit. All forms must be completed fully according to their accompanying directions. All documents must be submitted electronically.
There is a $60 application fee.
Transfer applications may be submitted on or after May 30 and must be submitted electronically no later than July 15.
All applicants should submit each required document with the application as an electronic attachment. All essays and documents submitted for consideration must be properly numbered and have the applicant’s name and LSAC account number at the top of each page.
Transfer applicants must address why they wish to transfer to the UConn School of Law in 250 words or less.
Applicants are required to submit a complete resume including military service and summer employment. All resumes must be current up to the date of the application.
Applicants must provide a listing of every college and university, graduate and professional school attended (including law school), whether or not credit was received, including the dates of attendance, major, degree and date degree was awarded.
Recommendations may be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions, however, it is preferred that they be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service (LOR). Two letters of recommendation from law school professors are required and will not be waived.
The official transcript from an applicant's current school must show all grades (including summer grades) as well as class rank. If your law school does not rank, you must submit a letter from the registrar stating that your school does not rank. Official transcripts may be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions or sent to the CAS.
All applications and required forms must be certified electronically by the applicant. Applicants should try to submit all application materials at the same time. Applicants have an ongoing obligation to notify the Office of Admissions of any changes in information or address not noted in the application.
Yes. Transfer students may compete in the Inter-Journal Write-On Competition. The competition takes place between mid June and early July. Transfer students admitted after the Inter-Journal Write-On Competition have an opportunity to participate in alternative write-on competition for our Public Interest Law Journal.
Yes. Transfer students will have full access to programs and services offered by the Career Planning Center (CPC). Once you decide to attend the Law School, you will receive a letter from the CPC regarding the next step.