Transfer and Visiting Student Applicants

A student who desires to transfer to Baylor Law School from another American Bar Association-accredited or provisionally accredited school and has completed at least two semesters as a full-time student or has two full-time semesters' worth of credit earned through a part-time program may apply as a transfer student to Baylor Law School.

The primary factors considered for admissions are the applicant's cumulative undergraduate grade point average, LSAT score(s), and previous law school performance (GPA and class rank).

A transfer applicant must submit the following items through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC):

  • An application for admission. Use Baylor Law School's standard application and simply check the box for transfer admission.
  • A letter of good standing from the Dean or Registrar of your current law school, including class rank.
  • An official transcript showing your law school grades for all terms attended.
  • A copy of your CAS report. When you submit your application through LSAC, a CAS report will automatically be requested. If a letter of recommendation is not included in the CAS report (it can be from your initial law school application), you will need to submit a new one.
  • An essay explaining why you want to transfer to Baylor Law School.

The application form must be received during the following time frames:

Spring: betwen October 15 and November 15

Summer: between February 15 and March 15

Fall: between June 15 and July 15

For detailed information regarding how many hours will be accepted as transfer credit and for other information, please click here.

Visiting Student Applicants

A student attending another American Bar Association-accredited law school may apply to attend Baylor Law School as a visiting student, subject to space availability and qualifications.

A visiting applicant must submit the following items through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC):

  • An application for admission. Use Baylor Law School's standard application form, and simply check the box for visiting status.
  • A copy of your CAS report.
  • An official copy of your law school transcript.
  • A letter of good standing from the law school you are currently attending.
  • A statement outlining your interest in being a visiting student.
  • A statement stating how many quarters you want to attend Baylor Law School.

The application form must be received during the following time frames:

Spring: between October 15 and November 15

Summer: between February 15 and March 15

Fall: between June 15 and July 15

Visiting students are not permitted to take our Practice Court curriculum. Additionally, for limited enrollment classes, preference is given to students who are seeking JD degrees from Baylor Law School.

A student may not take more than 17 hours of credit in any given quarter.