Transfer students can apply to enroll for the fall or spring semester. Students must complete at least two semesters of law school before transferring to Suffolk Law.

Key Dates

Priority deadline for admission to the Hybrid Online JD Program: March 1
Deadline to submit completed applications for fall admission: July 15
Deadline to submit completed applications for spring admission: December 1

Opportunities for Transfer Students

  • Finish your JD online in Suffolk law's pioneering Hybrid Online JD Program (HJD) beginning in fall 2022. If you are admitted into this program, you can finish your JD fully online from anywhere in the world. Those interested in this possibility are encouraged to apply for transfer admission before March 1
  • Transfer students will be eligible to compete for journal or honor board membership during the competition period in early July. Those interested in this possibility are encouraged to apply for transfer admission prior to June 1
  • Attend our fall orientation for transfer and visiting students
  • Access to individualized advising from the Office of Academic Services and Suffolk Law faculty members

Students who have completed more than two years of law school and want to enroll in select classes at Suffolk Law may consider applying as a Visiting Law Student or enrolling in our Summer Boston courses.

How to Apply

  • Apply through LSAC. The application, personal statement and resume must be submitted through LSAC. The application becomes available Oct. 1 for spring enrollment and Feb. 1 for fall enrollment. Get an application fee waiver
  • Hybrid Online JD applicants must submit this form and an additional essay reflecting on the experiences and/or attributes that have prepared you for an online JD program and explain how your participation would enrich the Suffolk Law community, even while you pursue remote classes. Please limit your essay to 2 pages
  • All applicants are required to have a valid score for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the GRE, or the JD-Next examination.
  • Submit a letter of good standing from their law school's dean. This must be mailed or hand-delivered to Suffolk Law directly from the current law school in a sealed institutional envelope
  • Submit an official law school transcript including grades from the most recent semester completed. This must be submitted through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation. This must be submitted through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service

Applying to the Hybrid Online JD

  • Transfer students who are accepted into the Hybrid Online JD Program (HJD) can finish your JD fully online from anywhere in the world
  • Students are eligible for the HJD if they are currently enrolled in a full-time JD program and have earned at least a 3.2 or higher in their 1L classes
  • Space is limited. Students interested in the HJD must have exceptional qualifications
  • Applicants to the HJD must an additional essay in addition to the other application requirements of the transfer application. Please read application requirements carefully
  • We recommend applying by March 1 for priority consideration

Advanced Standing

No more than 30 credits of advanced standing will be awarded for courses completed at a previous law school. Advanced standing is awarded on a case by case basis and is reviewed after the admission decision. Credit usually is not granted if you earned a grade below a “C”. Credit usually is not granted if more than five years have elapsed since you last attended law school.

Any inquiries regarding transfer of credit should be directed to the Office of Academic Services.

Transferring From a Non-ABA Accredited Law School

Students may transfer from a non-ABA accredited law school to Suffolk Law School. The application is the same as for applicants seeking to transfer from an ABA-accredited law school. Accepted applicants from non-ABA schools may need to provide documentation in addition to transcripts to determine advanced standing credit. Students who did not take the LSAT prior to matriculating at law school must submit a valid LSAT or GRE as part of their transfer application.

Dismissed from Law School or Not in Good Standing

Suffolk University Law School will not review applications from students who have been dismissed from another law school within two years before they are seeking to begin classes at Suffolk Law.