International Student Applicants
If you have earned your undergraduate degree from an institution outside the United States or Canada, you must complete all the standard requirements for JD admission. In addition, please take note of the following requirements.
- You must submit all foreign transcripts, delivered via the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (JD CAS), which evaluates foreign transcripts. To use the JD CAS, log in to your LSAC online account and follow the instructions for registering for the service. Be sure to print out a Transcript Request Form for each institution and send it promptly to them. More time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts. Exception note: If you completed your foreign degree through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a US or Canadian institution, and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript, you do not have to submit a foreign transcript through LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (JD CAS). Your standard transcript delivered via LSAC will be sufficient.
- You may be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. If we determine that you need to take the TOEFL, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) (www.ets.org) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC (www.lsac.com). LSAC’s TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058. Your score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in your CAS report.
- Federal and state loans are not available to foreign students. Therefore, foreign degree applicants need to evaluate their ability to meet the total educational costs and to obtain the necessary visas. Foreign degree applicants must be prepared to fund all of their educational and living expenses for the entire time they attend law school.
- You should contact the International Student and Scholar Services Offices. You can find information about that office here. Although much of their information is catered to undergraduate students, they will help you with your visa and other paperwork. All admitted students need to contact the International Student office once they have decided to attend Baylor Law. Additionally, all international students should visit here for information about insurance requirements.