Incoming J.D. Transfer Students

Transfer Requirements

If you have satisfactorily completed a substantial portion of the traditional first year curriculum at an ABA-accredited law school, you may apply for admission as ​a transfer student.

Transfer Application Process

You must submit the following to LSAC:

  • Completed and signed electronic application form
  • $​65 non-refundable application fee 
  • Personal statement not to exceed two double-spaced pages explaining your interest in transferring to Texas A&M School of Law
  • Résumé
  • Official copy of the CAS/LSAT report (Office of Admissions will request from LSAC. Report must include LSAT score, all postsecondary transcripts, and two letters of recommendation assigned online to Texas A&M Law.)

The following items should be sent directly from your current law school to the Office of Admissions:

  • Letter of good standing from appropriate dean or registrar of your current law school which outlines current academic and behavioral standing, as well as current academic ranking
  • Official law school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a law professor

The following items should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions:

  • Complete course syllabi for each course on your current law transcript.

Transfer Credit Approval Process

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University School of Law determines what courses may be transferred for credit and how much credit is to be transferred for an individual student.

  • ​Texas A&M School of Law cannot accept more than 30 semester credit hours.
  • ​Transfer credits will not be considered in computing the student’s grade point average or class rank at Texas A&M School of Law.
  • ​Transfer students may be required to take certain lockstep courses, including Legislation and Regulation, Professional Identity, or ​Alternative Dispute Resolution ​Survey.
  • ​Property, Torts, Contracts, Civil Procedure, or any other four-hour Texas A&M Law required course may be a two-semester course at another law school.
  • ​If the student has successfully completed the first of a two-course series, credit may be given for the entire course depending on the overlap in coverage between the courses. In some cases, the student may be required to take an advanced course to complete the coverage. In other cases, the student may be required to take the four-hour course offered at Texas A&M School of Law.

Ready to apply as a transfer student? Learn about our current deadlines on our Apply Now page!