Application Process for Transfer and Visitor Applicants

Transfer and Visitor Applicants

In order to be eligible for admission, transfer or visitor applicants must be students in good standing at another law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Wake Forest University School of Law prefers that your law school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

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Transfer Students

Applications for transfer admission are reviewed upon completion, and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. We review an applicant’s entire file with particular attention to first-year performance in law school.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

  1. Complete the online application
    • Transfer applicants must apply electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website by submitting Wake Forest School of Law’s application and selecting 'Transfer and Visiting' under the Application Status section.
  2. Submit the following materials:
    • An official transcript of all courses taken in law school.
    • A letter of good standing from the Dean of your current law school or other appropriate official, written as of the end of your first year in law school, stating that your are a student in good academic standing and are eligible to return if you choose to do so.
    • A statement of your class rank at the end of your first year in law school. If your law school does not rank students, please submit a statement of that policy from your registrar or academic dean.
    • A letter of recommendation from a law school professor.
    • An original copy of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) law school report sent to Wake Forest School of Law directly from LSAC. You will not need to re-register for CAS if you are applying within five years of your initial registration.
    • Your official transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution.

Visitor Students

As an enrolled law student at another law school, you may apply to Wake Forest School of Law as a visiting student. Credits earned at Wake Forest School of Law transfer to your home law school to be applied to your degree requirements there. Applications are reviewed upon completion on a rolling basis.

Fall/Spring Visitor Students

  1. Fall/Spring semester visitor applicants must apply electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website by submitting Wake Forest School of Law’s application and selecting 'Transfer and Visiting' under the Application Status section.
  2. Submit the following materials:
    • An official transcript of all courses taken in law school.
    • Letter of good standing from your law school.
    • An original copy of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) law school report sent to Wake Forest School of Law directly from LSAC. You will not need to re-register for CAS if you are applying within five years of your initial registration.

Summer Visitor Students

  1. Complete online application (available January 2018).
  2. Submit letter of good standing from your law school.
  3. Send application and letter of good standing to:

    Wake Forest School of Law
    JD Admissions
    Box 7206
    Winston-Salem, NC 27109