Georgia State University College of Law
The Admissions Committee will consider transfer applicants who have completed their first year of full-time study at another law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Academic performance and rank in class at the previously attended school are important factors in the evaluation process, and the transfer student must possess credentials comparable to those of the class to which (s)he is applying.
|July 1||Application deadline for Fall semester|
|December 1||Application deadline for Spring semester|
Note: All required documents must be submitted through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) except your letter of good standing and letter of rank. Do not send any other documents directly to our office unless specifically requested to do so.
Complete the online application and submit it along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee, paid by debit card, credit card or online check through LSAC.
Attach a typed personal statement electronically to your online admissions file to support your application with anything you wish to say about yourself and your abilities, interests or personal history. The personal statement should be no more than two pages double spaced.
LSAC Law School Report
Contact LSAC to initiate your LSAC Law School Report, which the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will forward to us once they have received all required documentation for your application, including your official LSAT score(s), transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate and law school work, and letters of recommendation.
Your LSAT scores must be made available to the College of Law, which will request these scores from LSAC upon receipt of your application. For more information or test registration, go to www.lsac.org.
Letters of Recommendation
The College of Law requires two letters of recommendation, no more than two years old, which must be submitted through your LSAC Law School Report. (Instructions for this service, which is included in your CAS registration, are available at www.LSAC.org.) We prefer letters from college professors who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program; however, if you have been out of school for some time, letters regarding your work experience will meet our requirements. You may submit up to four letters of recommendation.
Letter of Good Standing and Class Rank
This letter from the dean of the law school you previously attended must be sent after grades have been calculated from your last term there; indicate your class ranking; and state that you are in good standing and eligible to return to the school. This letter should be mailed directly to the College of Law.