Transfer and Visiting Applicants

Students who have completed one full year of law school at an accredited institution, are in good standing, and are eligible to continue at that institution may apply to law school for admission as a transfer applicant.

A maximum of 32 semester credits or 45 quarter-credits may be accepted as law school transfer credits. Only courses with grades of C (or equivalent) or better that are equivalent to courses at Regent Law or have acceptable course content will be accepted. The law school will not accept the transfer of the student’s grade point average from the previous law school for any reason. All law school transfer students are required to take LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law.

Read additional transfer credit and course stipulations, including information on Constitutional Law enrollment and credit requirements.

Transfer applicants should submit the initial application via LSAC by June 1. Transcripts from the original law school should be provided as soon as possible but before July 1.

To be considered for admission, a transfer applicant must:

  • Hold a Spring cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit Regent's JD application for admission
  • Submit a $50 application fee
  • Submit a law services Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report
  • Submit spring law school transcript from current school
  • Submit a letter of good academic standing from current law school
  • Submit a law school faculty letter of recommendation
  • Submit a Clergy/Spiritual Life letter of recommendation. Regent Law strongly encourages applicants to submit a Clergy/Spiritual Life Recommendation from a pastor, spiritual leader, or someone who can comment on the role of faith in the applicant's life. (Applicants are strongly encouraged to use Regent Law's Clergy/Spiritual Life Recommendation Form.)

    If this is not possible, applicants may substitute a General Recommendation from an employer. If this is not possible, submit a General Recommendation from someone else who can speak to the applicant's character and other qualifications for legal study.

An individual who wishes to apply to the School of Law as a visiting student may do so with the permission of his or her current law school. Visiting students typically have completed the first two years of law classes at another accredited law school. A prospective visitor must submit the following materials: (1) application and $50 nonrefundable application fee, (2) Personal Statement, (3) explanation outlining why he or she desires to become a visiting student, (4) letter of good academic standing from the current law school authorizing the student to enroll at Regent as a visiting student and indicating any limitations on what courses the student may enroll in at Regent and receive credit for at the current law school, (5) law school Faculty Letter of Recommendation, (6) Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report, (7) signed Community Life Form, and (8) all transcripts from each institution attended. Law school transcripts must include fall and spring grades for each year attended. Visiting students may enroll in any course open to J.D. students in the School of Law, although priority registration is granted to students earning degrees from Regent University.

Visiting applicants must submit Regent Law's JD application according to the instructions for visiting applicants outlined therein.

Questions may be directed to lawschool@regent.edu.

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