Does Georgetown Law accept transfer students?

Yes.  Georgetown Law will accept transfer applications from those who will have completed their first year of study at the time of matriculation into Georgetown Law. Applicants who will have earned in excess of 35 credits by the time of matriculation into Georgetown Law are not eligible to apply as a transfer student. Students who will have earned 36 credit hours or more at the time of matriculation into Georgetown Law are eligible to apply as a Visiting Student.

Please be advised that the Law Center will accept for transfer a maximum of 31 semester hours of academic credit from an ABA-approved law school. Credit is not usually granted for law school courses beyond the first year. For more information about academic requirements for transfer students please review the Georgetown Law Student Handbook.

How competitive is the transfer process?

Last year we received almost 600 applications for Fall 2012 transfer. To be competitive, students should be in the top 15% of their class with an A-/B+ average.

When should I apply?

As early as possible.  Please click here for application deadlines. 

May I submit an LSAC Evaluation Form in lieu of a traditional letter of recommendation?


May transfer students participate in the Fall Recruitment Program?

Yes. The Office of Career Services will do its best to accommodate transfer students' participation in the Fall Recruitment Program.

May transfer students participate in a journal?

Yes. Transfer students who are interested in journal membership must participate in the transfer write-on competition. Those who have been admitted and have paid their deposit(s) prior to the competition deadline (typically in mid July) may participate in the journal transfer write-on competition. Per OJA's website, transfers students are allowed to purchase and complete a Write On packet even if you have yet to be admitted. You must, however, be admitted before we post results. Any transfer student who participates but is not admitted by the time we post results, will be dropped from the competition and may not compete the following year. Please note that if you do not purchase the packet and are admitted after the years purchasing deadline, you will be eligible to compete in the following years Transfer Write On Competition. For more detailed information and a list of FAQs, please see the Write On website at

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