Georgia State University College of Law
Third-year law students attending American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in good standing may apply as guest students to earn credit to transfer back to their degree-granting institution. A second-year law student may apply as a guest student under special circumstances. Guest students may earn no more than 32 credit hours from the College of Law and attend for no more than three semesters (including summer).
|July 1||Application deadline for Fall semester|
|December 1||Application deadline for Spring semester|
|April 1||Application deadline for Summer semester|
All required documents must be submitted through CAS except for your letter of good standing, letter of rank and letter of permission. Do not send any other documents directly to our office unless specifically requested to do so.
Note: The College of Law allows guest applicants to enroll for summer semester, but please be aware that many courses are limited enrollment and Georgia State students have first priority. Also, we cannot guarantee early grades for guest students in order to meet the graduation deadlines of their home institution.
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, post-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 CAS 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 more than two letters, if desired.
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.
Letter of Permission
This letter from the dean of your current school must give permission and conditions for your attendance and agree to accept transfer credit from the GSU College of Law. This letter should be mailed directly to the College of Law.