Transfer Students

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.

Deadline to transfer for Fall admission: July 1

Deadline to transfer for Spring admission: December 1

Opportunities for transfer students

  • 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.
  • Fall orientation for transfer and visiting students.
  • Individualized advising from the Office of Academic Services and faculty.

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.
  • All applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the GRE. Applicants may submit the LSAT score through LSAC or submit a copy of the front page of their Credential Assembly Service report from their current law school registrar.
  • 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. 
  • Candidates are required to take the TOEFL if they have been educated in an international institution where the language of instruction is not English. Candidates who have been educated in an English-speaking university, but whose primary language is not English and who have not attended an English-speaking university within five years, must take the TOEFL.

Advanced Standing

You may receive up to 28 credits of advanced standing for courses completed at your law school as long as you have received a grade of “C” or higher. Advanced standing is awarded on a case by case basis and is reviewed after the admission decision. Credit is usually not granted if more than five years have elapsed since you last attended law school.

Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Office of Academic Services. No more than 28 credits will be awarded. 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 and may apply with the standard transfer application and require the same documentation. (This is a new rule adopted in 2014 by the ABA). Accepted applicants from non-ABA schools may need to provide documentation in addition to transcripts before we will accept credit for classes taken at the non-ABA school. Students who did not take the LSAT prior to matriculating at law school must take the LSAT before applying to transfer to Suffolk Law School.

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 in the past three years.