Transfer Applicants

Candidates wishing to transfer from another accredited law school must follow the procedure for regular applicants. In addition, you must provide transcripts showing the grades of all law coursework attempted and a letter from the dean of your previous law school attesting that you are in good academic standing and eligible to re-enroll.

Submit Transcripts

Submit Letter of Recommendation

You must also request an official copy of the CAS report to be sent to the School of Law Office of Admissions from the LSAC. Photocopies will not be accepted. Electronic requests for reports may be made here.

Credit for courses in which you earned a grade of C or better usually will transfer, but those grades will not be calculated into your cumulative grade point average at the School of Law. Determination of transfer credit acceptance is made by the associate dean.

To be eligible for a Juris Doctor, you must complete at least 50 semester hours of work in residence.

For further information, contact the office of admissions at law@usd.edu or 605-677-6358.

Visiting Students

If you want to attend the School of Law as a visiting student, you must complete an online application via LSAC and provide a letter from the dean of your law school, certifying that you are in good academic standing and eligible to re-enroll. You must have the permission of your dean to enroll in any classes offered at the School of Law and may enroll only in those courses that have received prior approval.

Dean's letters may be sent to:

USD School of Law
Office of Admissions
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

For further information, contact the Office of Admissions at law@usd.edu or 605-677-6358.