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International Student Admission Requirements

College of Law

Brazilian student, Sam Barbosa, from the University of Wyoming College of Law

International Student Application Instructions

International students are welcome to apply to the University of Wyoming College of Law. They are evaluated with the same standards as are all domestic applicants with respect to undergraduate GPA, LSAT score, quality, and content of the personal essay, as well as other criteria relevant to success in the study and practice of law.

In additional to completing "New Applicant Requirements," International Students must also meet the following requirements:

Requirements:

College Degree - In the United States, law programs awarding the Juris Doctor degree are graduate programs, requiring an undergraduate college degree as a condition of admission. All applicants must at a minimum have completed a four-year college bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree requiring four years of college study.

Transcripts: If the LSDAS report does not provide a transcript analysis for those educational institutions, provide official transcripts with an English translation from the educational institutions they attended to ear their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees.

 TOEFL Report - If you received your undergraduate degree from an institution in which English was not the instructional language, you must submit an Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report showing a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test or 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test.

Statement of Financial Support - An original, current financial statement from the applicant’s bank/sponsor must certify that funding will be available to cover estimated expenses during the applicant’s first year at the University of Wyoming College of Law, including additional funds to cover expenses for a spouse and/or children.

VISA Information - Admitted applicants must satisfy certain visa requirements before enrolling. Foreign nationals (except Canadians) need a passport issued by their own government and a VISA issued by a U.S. embassy or consulate to enter the United States. To obtain an F-1 (student VISA), applicants must first obtain Form I-20AB, which the University will issue upon acceptance for admission. Canadian students must have an I-20AB form and a copy of their financial statement for inspection at the U.S. port of entry. For more information please visit this website.  http://www.uwyo.edu/iss/immigration/visa.html

International applicants are strongly encouraged to review the information provided by the University of Wyoming International Students and Scholars Office.

http://www.uwyo.edu/iss/

 

Scholarships:

  • International Students are not eligible for scholarships.

Acceptance:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Seat Deposits: Accepted applicants who wish to reserve a seat in the entering class must make a non-refundable seat deposit of $500. The seat deposit can be paid in two installments of $250 or paid in full with one payment of $500. The deadlines for these seat deposits are stated in the acceptance letter. The total seat deposit of $500 will be credited toward total University tuition and fees at the time of registration. Accepted applicants who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, have declined the offer of admission and any scholarship awarded.

To pay your seat deposits, please visit this webpage.

  • Application Status Checker: You can access your application status through Online Status Checker.  Use the username and password that was sent to you via email by the UW College of Law Admissions Office.  Contact us (307-766-6416 or lawadmis@uwyo.edu) if you misplace this email.

 


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