Transfer Application Requirements
Students are only eligible to apply to transfer to Georgetown if, by the time they matriculate, they have only taken two semesters worth of classes. Students are not eligible to transfer if they will have earned in excess of 35 credits at the time of matriculation. Students who will have earned 36 credits or more at the time of matriculation are eligible to apply as a Visiting Student.
Please note the following instructions for proper submission of your application materials:
- All application requirements MUST be submitted electronically.
- The certification form and letter(s) of recommendation should be submitted directly to us by the school and recommender(s). We will not accept submission of these documents from an applicant. The certification form should be e-mailed to email@example.com. The preferred method of submission for a letter of recommendation is electronic submission through LSAC, but letters may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If available, a copy of your law transcript that includes your cumulative GPA and all grades, including Pass/Fail grades, should be uploaded to your Eapp. If all of your grades (Fall for Early Action; Fall & Spring for Regular Action) are not available, you may submit your application and all other materials prior to the receipt of your grades and then, once all of your grades are available, e-mail a copy of your law transcript to email@example.com. If all of your grades will not be available until after the application deadline, we will still review your application whenever all application requirements have been received.
We will accept an official transcript or an unofficial transcript obtained from your online student portal.
Our preferred application is our online version, through LSAC.
If you are unable to submit your application through LSAC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A nonrefundable $85 fee must be submitted at the time you apply. This can be done by credit card through LSAC. If you are unable to submit your application through LSAC, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please complete the first two sections of the Transfer Certification Form and have your current law school complete the third section. Your current law school should then send the form to Georgetown Law directly.
Georgetown Law does not require you to submit a letter of good standing from your current law school, however, a letter of good standing can be submitted in place of the Transfer Certification Form. The letter should include class rank and description of any disciplinary action.
Your resume should describe your work experience, extracurricular or volunteer activities, academic institutions attended, and any academic honors or awards. There is no page limit, though we recommend a one to two page resume.
Your personal statement should describe your background, goals, and reasons for requesting to transfer. You should include any information that you feel will assist the Admissions Committee in making their decision.
You need to submit your current law school transcript with all final grades from the previous semester listed.
An Early Action applicant must submit a transcript that includes all Fall semester grades. In addition, an applicant must have at least 3 reported grades on their Fall semester transcript to apply Early Action. Mid-term grades that are not reported on a transcript will not meet this requirement.
A Regular Action applicant must submit a transcript that includes all first-year grades.
A Spring transfer applicant must submit a transcript that includes all grades earned from the Spring semester and, if applicable, from the Summer semester.
COVID-19 UPDATE RE: TRANSCRIPTS
We understand that many law programs are providing students with the option to or are requiring them to take classes pass/fail in the Spring 2020 semester due to the disruption of COVID-19 on classroom teaching. While the Admissions Committee will still consider an applicant’s cumulative GPA as an important factor in its decision-making process, students who receive pass/fail grades during the Spring 2020 semester will in no way be disadvantaged. The Admissions Committee always evaluates an applicant’s cumulative GPA in the full context in which it was earned, and the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19 will be no exception.
If an applicant will not have letter grades for the Spring semester, they are welcome to submit addenda regarding strong second semester showings. Also, additional letters of recommendation from law professors speaking specifically to the Spring semester may be submitted to assist the Admissions Committee in assessing an applicant’s Spring semester performance.
Early Action transfer admission to Georgetown Law is contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing at their current institution and upon completing all credit requirements for their first year of legal study. If a student’s second semester grade point average falls below 3.2 or the student fails to fulfill any of the first year curriculum requirements at their current institution, the Admissions Committee will revisit the student’s candidacy for transfer to Georgetown Law.
A Regular Action applicant must submit a transcript that includes all first-year grades even if their grades will be Pass/Fail. You may submit your application and all other materials prior to the receipt of your grades and then, once of all of your first-year grades are available, e-mail a copy of your law transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of Recommendation
Your letter of recommendation should come from a law school faculty member. While you are only required to submit one letter of recommendation, you are welcome to submit as many as you would like.