JD Admissions

Transfer and Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant Admissions Information

Transfer Admission

Applicants for transfer must have completed one full year of study (28-33 credits) and be in good standing at a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or is approved by the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association. Transfer applicants are admitted for the fall term only, must have completed first-year coursework by July 1 in order to be eligible to apply, and are not eligible to apply if more than five years have elapsed since they last attended law school. Candidates who are currently enrolled in a part-time program who have not completed the entire year of law school by July 1 are not eligible to apply to transfer. A maximum of 30 credits will be applied toward the JD degree at NYU School of Law. 

Transfer Application

The online application for fall 2020 is now available. 

Transfer Deadlines

The application filing deadline for transfer applicants is July 1. All supporting material must be received by July 1.

Checklist for a Complete Transfer Application

Official Transcripts for Transfer Applicants

Applicants must submit official law school transcripts, including grades for all first-year coursework. Transfer applicants that earned spring semester grades within the pass/fail grading system will not be penalized or adversely affected during the review process. Your spring semester grades will be evaluated and taken into context for which they were earned, and will be incorporated as part of our holistic review process. Additionally, we strongly recommend that you submit a letter or letters of recommendation from a law school faculty member who might give the Admissions Committee added context for your performance during the spring semester. 

Incomplete transcripts or copies of transcripts received as part of the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will not meet this requirement. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the law school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.

An official transcript should be included from the school that granted the applicant's baccalaureate degree. Copies of transcripts received as part of the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will not meet this requirement. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the applicant's undergraduate school.

NOTE: The Law School and all administrative offices currently are working remotely. At this time, we are unable to accept hard copies of required application materials, including official undergraduate transcripts, law school transcripts, and all Dean's certifications. All required documents must be submitted electronically. Please have your academic institution send electronic documents to law.moreinfo@nyu.edu

Credential Assembly Service (CAS) for Transfer Applicants

We must receive applicants' Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report directly form the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). LSAC provides its service to applicants for five years requiring a $45 per report fee to have the CAS report (including undergraduate transcripts(s) and LSAT score(s), if available, sent to NYU School of Law. For more information, contact LSAC. NYU School of Law will not accept photocopies or faxes of score reports sent directly from the law school in which the applicant in currently enrolled.

Standardized Test Scores for Transfer Applicants

If an applicant has a valid LSAT score, the score(s) must be submitted.Valid LSAT scores and writing samples will be submitted as part of the CAS report. Applicants are required to submit GRE scores if they submitted GRE scores to the law school at which they completed their first year of law school. GRE scores must be sent to NYU Law directly from ETS. The law school code for NYU School of Law for both LSAC and ETS is 2599.

Nonmatriculant (Third-Year Visitor) Admission

Students who have completed two full years (approximately 55 credits) and need no more than 30 additional credits to complete requirements for graduation at other ABA approved law schools, may apply to NYU School of Law as nonmatriculated students. Applicants must also have permission from the law school that they are attending to enroll as nonmatriculants.

Nonmatriculant (Third-Year Visitor) Application

The online application for fall 2020 nonmatriculant admission is now available.

The online application for spring 2021 nonmatriculant admission will be available September 1, 2020.

Nonmatriculant (Third-Year Visitor) Deadlines

The application filing deadline for fall nonmatriculant applicants is July 1. All supporting materials must be received by July 1.

The application filing deadline for spring nonmatriculant applicants is November 1. All supporting materials must be received by November 15.

Checklist for a Complete Nonmatriculant (Third-Year Visitor)Application

Official Transcripts for Nonmatriculant (Third-Year Visitor)Applicants

Applicants must submit official law school transcripts, including grades from at least three semesters of coursework. In some cases, applicants will be asked to submit grades from their fourth semester's work before a final decision is reached. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the law school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.

NOTE: The Law School and all administrative offices currently are working remotely. At this time, we are unable to accept hard copies of required materials, including: official undergraduate transcripts, law school transcripts, and all Dean's certifications. All required documents must be submitted electronically. Please have your academic institution send electronic documents to law.moreinfo@nyu.edu

 

Note for Foreign-Educated LLM Students: Foreign attorneys, including foreign attorneys who are LLM students at ABA-approved law schools and/or foreign attorneys who hold LLM degrees from ABA-approved law schools, may not transfer into nor gain any advanced standing in NYU School of Law's JD program. If interested in JD study at NYU School of Law, they must apply to and, if admitted, enroll in and complete the full three-year JD program.

Foreign-educated LLM students who are currently matriculated at NYU School of Law may apply to the JD program and receive advanced standing. Interested students must take either the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) or the GRE by January and apply as entering first-year JDs by February 15. NYU LLM students who are admitted as entering JDs will receive a year of advanced standing credits at the successful completion of their first year.

Note for applicants in the European Union: Please see Data Privacy Notice for Prospective Students in the E.U.