Applying as a Transfer or Visiting Student

The University of Minnesota Law School looks forward to reviewing transfer and visiting student applications.

To apply as a Transfer or Visiting student, submit the following through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) portal.

  • Completed application
  • Application fee of $60
  • Personal statement explaining your interest in transferring to or visiting Minnesota Law; 1-2 pages, double-spaced
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript containing at least your first semester grades, sent directly from your law school to LSAC. (The Admissions Committee reserves the right to reconsider admission decision upon receipt of final 1L transcript.)
  • One letter of recommendation from a law school instructor, sent directly by the recommender to LSAC
  • CAS report containing 1L transcript, final undergraduate transcript, and LSAT score(s) report

Also required is a Letter of Good Standing, which should be submitted directly from your Law School Registrar to the JD Admissions Office. This Letter can be emailed to or mailed to the address below:

University of Minnesota Law School
Admissions Office
N130 Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For more details, please review the Transfer and Visiting Student FAQs.

For information on how to apply as an LLM to JD transfer, please review the LLM to JD transfer application procedure.


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