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.


Transfer Application Requirements and Instructions

Our preferred application is our online version, through LSAC

If you are unable to submit your application through LSAC, please contact us at


Application Fee

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

Transfer Certification Form

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.

Personal Statement

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. We will accept an official transcript or an unofficial transcript obtained from your online student portal.

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 may choose to apply by the Recommended Regular Action deadline with all fall semester grades or may choose to wait and submit a transcript that includes all first-year grades. Those choosing to wait may submit their application and all other materials prior to the receipt of their grades and then, once of all of their first-year grades are available, e-mail a copy of their law transcript to

A Spring transfer applicant must submit a transcript that includes all grades earned from the Spring semester and, if applicable, from the Summer semester.

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.