Visiting Applicants

Applicants enrolled at another ABA-accredited law school may apply for admission as a visiting student on a full-time or part-time basis. Visiting students are permitted to enroll for courses but are not degree candidates at the School of Law. Credits earned by visiting students may be applied toward the degree requirements at their home school.

Fall and Spring Visiting Students

To be considered for admission as a visiting student, an applicant must provide the Admissions Office with the following:

  • A completed admission application form (supporting documents, such as CAS or LSAT data, are not needed) and personal statement.
  • An official law school transcript from the applicant's home school
  • A letter from the applicant's current law school dean, dated after issuance of the above transcript, indicating that the applicant is in good academic standing and has approval to study at the School of Law as a visiting student

Applications from visiting students should be received by July 15 for admission to the fall semester or January 2 for admission to the spring semester. In some cases, visiting students experience difficulty in obtaining preferred classes or schedules, as priority is given to current USD law students.

If you have any questions, you may contact the

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
(619) 260-4528
jdinfo@sandiego.edu

Summer Visiting Students

Visiting student applications for the summer will be accepted from February 20 through June 2. To be considered for admission as a summer visiting student, an applicant must provide the Admissions Office with the following:

  • An official law school transcript from the applicant's home school
  • A letter from the applicant's current law school dean, dated after issuance of the above transcript, indicating that the applicant is in good academic standing and has approval to study at the School of Law as a visiting student
  • A completed 2018 Summer Visiting Student Application

International Visiting Students

Applicants enrolled at a law school outside of the United States may apply for admission as a visiting student. International visiting students are permitted to enroll in courses, but are not degree candidates at the University of San Diego School of Law. Credits earned by visiting students may be applied toward the degree requirements at their home school, as approved by such institution. Applicants may apply for admission as an international visiting student after completing a minimum of at least one year of legal studies.

To be considered for admission as an international visiting student, an applicant must provide Graduate and International Programs with the following:

  • Application
  • Official law school transcript(s)
  • Official law school class rank (if available)
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score
  • A letter from the applicant's current law school dean, dated after issuance of the above transcript, indicating that the applicant is in good academic standing and has approval to study at the School of Law as a visiting student.

Applications from international visiting students should be received by June 1 for admission to the fall semester, November 1 for admission to the spring semester, or April 1 for admission to the summer term. In some cases, international visiting students may experience difficulty in obtaining preferred classes or schedules, as priority is given to current USD law students.

For questions, please contact

GRADUATE AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
University of San Diego School of Law
Warren Hall, Room 207
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
lawgradprograms@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7584