Levin College of Law

Transfer & Visitor Procedures (Spring 2022)


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

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

Spring 2022 Transfer Application Submission & Completion Deadline:  October 31, 2021

The Spring 2022 Transfer application opens September 1, 2021, must be submitted and complete by October 31 (including the transfer certification form and official up-to-date transcript showing grades for all 1L courses required by the home school). You should receive an email from UF Law within 5 days acknowledging receipt of your application. To check your application status go to Applicant Status Online (ASO)(Important: You will also receive a separate email from the University Admissions Office with instructions to create a MyAdmissions account and complete the Florida Residency Declaration for tuition purposes. Although failing to submit the residency declaration and/or required supporting documentation will not affect admissions decisions, it will affect billed tuition amounts.)

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 be waived only 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. To be considered complete, the answer to Questions 1 and 2 must be YES. If your law school provides class ranking at the end of the 1L year, the Form must include the rank; otherwise a comment from the Registrar. Applicants who submit an incomplete Transfer Certification Form will be required to submit a new one once the Form can be completed by their Registrar.

(5) Submit your Transcript

Submitting an official transcript: A copy of your official transcript, showing completion of all 1L curriculum required by your current law school, must be received by UF Law by the completion deadline.

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, a paper copy of your official law school transcript may be submitted directly from your school to UF Law at the address below:

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Office of Admissions
PO Box 117622 (309 Village Dr.)
Gainesville, FL 32611

Lastly, you may submit your official law school transcript through LSAC’s CAS service.  Please be aware that LSAC processing may take up to 2 weeks.

(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 eligible to return to their home institution.  Please note:  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.

Spring 2022 Visitor Application Submission & Completion Deadline: November 30, 2021

The Spring 2022 Visitor application opens September 1, 2021, and must be submitted and complete by November 30, 2021 (including letter of permission and good standing from current law school-details below, and official law transcript with all grades to-date).

Standard Visitor 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 be waived only 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

Submitting an official transcript: A copy of your official transcript, showing grades for all courses completed at your current law school, must be received by UF Law by the completion deadline.

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, a paper copy of your official law school transcript may be submitted directly to UF Law at the address below:

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Office of Admissions
PO Box 117622 (309 Village Dr.)
Gainesville, FL 32611

Lastly, you may submit your official law school transcript through LSAC’s CAS service.  Please be aware that LSAC processing may take up to 2 weeks.

*Please note that visitor applicants will be required to complete an online non-degree application for the University (no additional cost).