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 an advanced student.

  • No more than 30 semester hours of credit may transfer
  • No credit will be given for any course with a grade less than “C+”
  • No credit will be given for any course that was graded pass/fail, or its equivalent.
  • Transfer credits will not be considered in computing the student’s grade point average or class rank.

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 will be given for the transfer hours but not for the course. Students must take the four-hour course offered at Texas A&M School of Law.

Transfer Application Process

You must submit the following as part of your transfer application:

  • Completed and signed electronic application form (available at
  • $​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

Transfer Credit Approval Process

If you are admitted as a transfer student, you will be required to submit course syllabi for each course on your current law transcript.

Our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine to what extent courses taken at another law school meet the graduation requirements of Texas A&M School of Law and how many credits will be transferred.

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