Transfer and Visiting Students

Transfer and Visiting Students

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 and applications from students wishing to visit for one or two semesters.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

The College of Law welcomes transfer applications. Admission as a transfer student is very competitive, and first consideration is given to applicants who have performed extremely well at their previous law school. The College of Law will consider your transfer application only when it is complete and spring grades have been submitted.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and are subject to the availability of space.  If admitted, the law school will evaluate an applicant’s law school transcripts to determine which and how many credits will transfer and the required course of study to obtain a FAMU Law degree.  Transfer students register during fall orientation.

Transfer applicants must be in good standing at their current law school and have complete one year of law school prior to transfer.  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  Applications from students who have withdrawn or are on leave of absence from their current law school will be considered only if they have been out of law school for less than two academic years.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 March 25, 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

VISITING LAW STUDENTS

Applicants wishing to visit FAMU Law must currently be enrolled and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Visiting applicants will have their degrees conferred by their home institutions and must have a minimum of 30 credits towards their degree. Applicants may apply to either the part-time or full-time programs for the Fall or Spring semesters or the Summer session. The following must be submitted:

  • A letter of good standing from the Dean or appropriate official at your current law school. This letter must indicate approval from your current institution to take classes at FAMU College of Law and that these specific classes will count towards your degree. The letter must also detail the conditions of your enrollment and the semester(s) for which you are approved to visit.
  • An official law school transcript sent directly to the FAMU Law admissions office.
  • A completed Application for Admission, along with a $33 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is waived for Florida A&M University alumni.
  • A CAS Report. Note that the code for FAMU College of Law is 5832.
  • Two personal statements (please refer to the FAMU Law application for personal statement instructions).
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a law school professor at your current institution.

Applications must be submitted and completed by the following deadlines:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

Decisions will be based on law school performance and reasons for attending FAMU Law. All decisions are made on a rolling basis and are subject to the availability of space.

Visiting students are not eligible to receive financial aid at FAMU College of Law.  Students should check with the Office of Financial Aid at their home institution to determine the home institution’s rules and business processes regarding financial aid for transient students.