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CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW

APPLICATION STEPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Applicants applying for transfer admission must apply online at LSAC.org and indicate your application status as “transfer.” Applicants applying to transfer must submit the following items:

  • A completed transfer application. Applications are available at LSAC.org
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a faculty member at the school currently attending.
  • A letter of standing from the Dean, or appropriate official, at the current law school, including class rank. The letter should be written after all current law school grades are finalized, indicating your academic standing and eligibility to return.
  • LSAC CAS Law School Report sent directly from LSAC.
  • An official transcript from the law school currently attending. The transcript must reflect all courses and grades during the first year of law school and should be sent directly by the school to LSAC’s CAS.
  • A statement as to why you seek to transfer.
  • A final transcript from the undergraduate degree-granting institution and, if applicable, the graduate degree-granting institution denoting that a degree has been granted. The transcript(s) must be sent to LSAC prior October 15 for fall enrollees and within four weeks of the date classes begin for spring enrollees, but preferably before law school matriculation.

Transfer of credit and credit for prior education or experience

Transfer applicants from an ABA-approved law school may apply to transfer to the Charleston School of Law for either fall or spring semester.  In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the Charleston School of Law will accept transfer credit from other ABA-approved law schools, provided the student has earned a grade of “C” or better.  Students who seek to transfer to the Charleston School of Law are advised that typically a maximum of 30 credit hours will be accepted on transfer and apply toward a degree from the Charleston School of Law. No credit will be given for prior experience.

You can find additional transfer student details in the Charleston School of Law catalog.

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