Prospective Students

Transfer Policy

 

Florida A&M University will consider transfer applications from students who have completed credits toward a law degree at an ABA-accredited college of law. 

Transfer applicants must be in good standing at their current law school and have at least a B average or 3.0 GPA.  Students wishing to transfer into the full-time program must have earned a minimum of 24 credits towards a law degree and may transfer a maximum of 30 credits.  Students wishing to transfer into the part-time program must have earned a minimum of 20 credits towards a law degree.  Applications from students who are currently withdrawn or on leave of absence from their current law school will be considered only if they have been out of law school for less than two academic years.  FAMU Law will only accept transfer students to begin fall semester.  

FAMU Law will begin accepting transfer applications May 1, and applications must be complete by July 15. The following must be submitted:

 

  • All applicants must submit a completed Application for Admission, along with a $33 non-refundable application fee ($50.00 for paper applications).  The application fee is waived for Florida A&M University alumni. 
  • A LSDAS Report.  Note that the LSDAS code for FAMU College of Law is 5832.
  • Two personal statements (please refer to the FAMU Law application for personal statement instructions)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter should be from a law school professor)
  • A law school transcript sent directly to the FAMU Law admissions office.   Transcripts must show your spring grades. 
  • A letter of good standing from the Dean or appropriate official at your current law school

 

The College of Law will consider your transfer application only when it is complete and spring grades have been submitted.  Transfer decisions are primarily based on law school performance.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and are subject to the availability of space.  If admitted, FAMU Law will evaluate your law school transcripts to determine which and how many credits will transfer and your required course of study to obtain a FAMU Law degree.  Transfer students register during fall orientation.