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Transfer Student Admission Requirements|College of Law

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Also see General, Visiting and International student admission requirements.

Transfer students are admitted in the fall semester of their second year and only when the College of Law's facilities and curriculum permit. Transfer students must satisfy the requirements for graduation established by the University of Wyoming College of Law, including such other requirements as may be imposed as a condition of admission. Admission decisions will be made by the College of Law Admissions Committee.

Requirements for Admission

In order to be eligible for admission as a transfer student, applicants must:

  • Student studying at the University of Wyoming College of Law Be transferring from a law school that is included on the American Bar Association list of approved law schools,

  • Be in good standing and eligible to continue his/her studies at their original law school,

  • Have received a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all law courses undertaken at their original law school,

  • Have a current subscription to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

Application Procedures 

  • Submit a University of Wyoming College of Law Application for Admission electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) by July 1st.

  • Have the Dean or other approved official from the original law school submit a letter of good standing, confirming that the applicant is eligible to continue his/her studies.

  • Request an official transcript from each law school attended be sent to the UW College of Law. The transcript must include the grades received in the last term or semester that the student intends to complete at that school. Note: If the last semester class rank is not included on the transcript, it must be included in the letter of good standing.

Transfer Credits

No more than two semesters of residence credit and no more than 32 semester credit hours may be transferred from another law school. Credit will be given only for courses in which a grade of ‘C' or better was earned. Applicants who exceed these minimums will be admitted only in exceptional cases and will be limited to the aforementioned credit hour thresholds, whichever is less.

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