Loyola welcomes transfer applications from students who have attended a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). To be eligible for transfer admission, applicants must be in good standing and have completed two full semesters as a full-time or part-time student at their current law school. Admission is based upon a variety of factors, including the applicant’s previous academic performance, Loyola's admission standards and the number of openings available for transfer students. Transfer applicants may apply for the full-time or part-time program.
Eighty-six semester hours are required for the JD degree. If admitted as a transfer student, Loyola will award credit for up to 30 semester hours of previous academic work and will determine additional requirements for graduation. The remaining credit hours must be completed at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Applicants should send a FAFSA report to Loyola University Chicago (School Code 001710) and apply for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.
Transfer applicants must submit a completed application form. The deadline for submitting the application is July 1. All other documents must be received by July 15.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Transfer students are responsible for sending their immunization records to the Wellness Center.
ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWING - Transfer students who are admitted prior to the deadline to register for on-campus interviewing are eligible to participate in the on campus interviewing program. If accepted for the fall, please contact the Office of Career Services.
The following materials must be submitted: