Levin College of Law

Transfer & Visitor Procedures


I actually met my best friend on campus, Tommy Rubio, during the Moot Court oral argument competitions. Within a couple of days he had introduced me to a family of students. I also joined the Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) who welcomed me with open arms. No matter who I talked to at UF Law, everyone was always willing to go the extra mile to help.

Kevin Guerrero (JD 17)

 

TRANSFER 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.

Fall 2019 Transfer Application Submission Deadline: July 8, 2019

Your file must be submitted by July 8, 2019 and must be completed by July 23, 2019 (including the transfer certification form and up-to-date transcript). You should receive an email within 5 days acknowledging receipt of your application. To check your application status go to Applicant Status Online (ASO).

Expedited Transfer Procedures

We are delighted to announce our new Expedited Transfer process for students who were waitlisted at UF Law prior to matriculating at their current institutions. Because we still have your original application on file, the submission of a personal statement and resume is optional, and we will waive your application fee.

To complete the Expedited Transfer Process please:

  • Complete the UF Law LSAC online Transfer Application (available at lsac.org). Instructions and advice regarding the Character & Fitness portion of the application may be found here.
  • Submit a Transfer Certification form completed by your current law school to our office. (Your school may scan, fax or mail the completed form.)
  • Submit a copy of your law school transcript showing all your grades. You may scan, fax or mail an unofficial transcript for the purposes of admissions review; however, your school must submit an official transcript to UF Law by August 12, 2019 in order to register for Fall 2019 classes. Please see instructions for submitting an official law school transcript below.

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

We will accept an unofficial transcript for the purposes of admissions review; however, you must submit an official transcript to UF Law by August 12, 2019 to register for Fall 2019 classes.

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.

Fall 2019 Visitor Application Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019

Please file and complete our Visitor Application by July 15, 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.