Levin College of Law

Transfer & Visitor Procedures (Spring)


I started out my journey at UF Law nervous yet solicitous. Within the first week I made multiple connections and friendships within the Law School Transfer Organization, a group specifically for transfer students, that motivated me to become increasingly involved. Student organizations such as John Marshall Bar Association made it easy to meet new people outside of the classroom. I feel that through my involvement with the Alternative Dispute Resolution team I have made some of my greatest connections with faculty and students. Everyone at UF Law is invested in your success and always willing to help. I feel right at home.

Victoria Vidi (JD 20)

 

TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATIONS

We accept transfer applications from students who have successfully completed the first-year full-time curriculum in good standing at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  Transfer applications are accepted for fall and spring entry.

Spring 2020 Transfer Application Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

The spring Transfer application must be submitted and complete by October 31, 2019 (including the transfer certification form and official up-to-date transcript showing all 1L grades). You should receive an email within 5 days acknowledging receipt of your application. To check your application status go to Applicant Status Online (ASO)(Please note, you will also receive an email from the University Admissions Office with instructions to complete the Florida Residency Declaration for tuition purposes.)

Standard Transfer Procedures

(1) Submit the UF Law LSAC Transfer Application online at www.lsac.org along with a $30 application fee.

Please note that the $30 application fee will automatically be waived for LSAC fee-waived candidates upon submission of the LSAC online application.

Instructions and advice regarding the Character & Fitness portion of the application may be found here.

(2) Submit a Personal Statement via the LSAC online application website.

In your personal statement, please explain why you wish to transfer to UF Law and tell us about yourself, focusing primarily on your law school academic experience and goals. The statement should not exceed four double-spaced pages and should be in a font no smaller than 12 pts. If you are unable to upload your personal statement via the LSAC online application web site, please contact us at admissions@law.ufl.edu.

(3) Submit a current resume via the LSAC online application website.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific, factual information about your education, awards, extracurricular and community activities, and employment. If you are unable to upload your resume via the LSAC online application web site, please contact us at admissions@law.ufl.edu.

(4) Submit a Transfer Certification Form

Please submit a Transfer Certification Form available on the LSAC online application web site or by clicking here. The form must be completed by your current law school and sent directly to UF Law prior to the file completion deadline by email, fax or mail.

(5) Submit your Transcript

Submitting an official transcript: If your law school is forwarding an electronic transcript, please note that UF Law only accepts transcripts transmitted via eSCRIPT-SAFE, AVOW (Parchment), or National Student Clearinghouse transcript services. The email address for these services is admissions@law.ufl.edu.

Alternatively, your law school transcript may be submitted via LSAC (be aware that processing may take up to 2 weeks) or your school may mail a paper copy of the official transcript to:

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Office of Admissions
PO Box 117622
Gainesville, FL 32611

(6) Optional Letters of Recommendation

Although a letter of recommendation is not required, you are welcome to submit up to four (4) letters of recommendation.

VISITING STUDENT APPLICATIONS

Students who have completed two years (four semesters) of study at an ABA-accredited law school may apply for visiting student status at UF Law if they are in good standing at and are eligible to return to their home institution.

Spring 2020 Visitor Application Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019

The spring Visitor application must be submitted and complete by December 1, 2019 (including letter of permission and good standing, and official law transcript with all grades to-date).

Visitor Application procedures:

(1) Submit the UF Law LSAC Visitor Application online at www.lsac.org along with a $30 application fee.

Please note that the $30 application fee will automatically be waived for LSAC fee-waived candidates upon submission of the LSAC online application. Instructions and advice regarding the Character & Fitness portion of the application may be found here.

(2) Submit a Personal Statement via the LSAC online application website.

In your personal statement, please explain why you wish to visit to UF Law and tell us about yourself, focusing primarily on your law school academic experience and goals. The statement should not exceed four double-spaced pages and should be in a font no smaller than 12 pts. If you are unable to upload your personal statement via the LSAC online application web site, please contact us at admissions@law.ufl.edu.

 (3) Submit a current resume via the LSAC online application website.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific, factual information about your education, awards, extracurricular and community activities, and employment. If you are unable to upload your resume via the LSAC online application web site, please contact us at admissions@law.ufl.edu.

(4) Submit a Letter of Permission and Good Standing

Visitor applicants must submit a letter from the dean of their home institution granting permission to attend UF Law. This letter must (a) state that the student has permission to attend UF Law as a visiting student; (b) set forth the allowed dates of attendance; (c) certify that the student is in good standing; and (d) certify that the home institution will apply credits earned at UF Law to the student’s degree from the home law school.

(5) Submit your Transcript

If your law school is forwarding an electronic transcript, please note that UF Law only accepts transcripts transmitted via eSCRIPT-SAFE, AVOW (Parchment), or National Student Clearinghouse transcript services. The email address for these services is admissions@law.ufl.edu.

Alternatively, your law school transcript may be submitted via LSAC (be aware that processing may take up to 2 weeks) or your school may mail a paper copy of the official transcript to:

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Office of Admissions
PO Box 117622
Gainesville, FL 32611

Please note that UF Law does not offer part-time status to visiting students. Additionally, visitors are not permitted to enroll in language or graduate-level courses in other colleges or departments of the University of Florida. Visitors may attend the Levin College of Law for up to two academic terms.