Levin College of Law

Visiting Student Applications

Students who have completed at least two years (four, full-time semesters ) of study at an ABA-accredited law school may apply for visiting student status at UF Law if they are in good standing and eligible to return to their home institution. Visiting students will earn their JD from their home institution, not from UF Law. Visitors may attend the Levin College of Law for up to two academic terms. 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. UF Law accepts visiting student applications for fall and/or spring semesters.


Visitor Application Requirements

1. UF Law Visitor Application and $30 application fee

Apply electronically via LSAC.org to submit your application. Please note that the $30 application fee will be waived only for LSAC fee-waived candidates upon submission of the LSAC online application. Your Personal Statement and Resume should be submitted via the LSAC online application.
If admitted, visitor applicants will be required to complete an online, non-degree application for the university at no additional cost.

2. Personal Statement

Your personal statement is different from your incoming 1L personal statement. It should tell us about you, focusing primarily on your law school academic experience and career goals, and explain why you wish to become a visiting student at UF Law. The statement should not exceed two, double-spaced pages and should be in a font no smaller than 12 points.

3. Resume

Please ensure that your resume contains specific, factual information about your education, awards, extracurricular and community activities, and employment, along with the hours spent per week on the activities.

4. Letter of Permission and Good Standing

Visiting applicants must submit a letter from the Dean of Students of their home institution granting permission to attend UF Law. This letter must:

  • state that the student has permission to attend UF Law as a visiting student;
  • set forth the permitted dates of attendance;
  • certify that the student is in good standing; and
  • certify that the home institution will apply the credits earned at UF Law to the student’s degree from the home institution.

5. Transcript

The preferred method for transcript submission is via the LSAC CAS. Please note that the LSAC can take several weeks to process and send your transcript to us, so you are encouraged to plan your transcript submission method accordingly to meet our application completion deadline.

You may also request that your current law school send us your transcript directly, either electronically or by mail. UF Law only accepts transcripts transmitted electronically via eSCRIPT-SAFE, AVOW (Parchment), or National Student Clearinghouse transcript services. The contact email address for these transmissions is admissions@law.ufl.edu. Alternatively, your law school may send your official transcript via mail to:

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

Application opens: May 6, 2024

Application submission and completion deadline: July 15. All required application components as detailed above must be received by this date to be considered for visiting student status.