Transfer Students Are Welcome to Apply

College of Law

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Transfer students are admitted in the fall semester of their second year when the College of Law's facilities and curriculum permit. Transfer students must satisfy the requirements for graduation established by the University of Wyoming College of Law, including such other requirements as may be imposed as a condition of admission. Admission decisions are made by the College of Law Admissions Committee.


  • Our transfer application opens on May 15 and closes on July 1.

Requirements for Admission

To be eligible for admission as a transfer student, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be transferring from a law school that is included on the American Bar Association list of approved law schools,

  • Be in good standing and eligible to continue his/her studies at their original law school,

  • Have received a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all law courses undertaken at their original law school,

  • Have a current subscription to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

Application Procedures

  • Submit a University of Wyoming College of Law Application for Admission electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) via  by July 1st.

  • Have the dean or other approved official from the original law school submit a letter of good standing, confirming that you are eligible to continue your studies.

  • Request an official transcript from each law school attended to be sent to the UW College of Law. The transcript must include the grades received in the last term or semester that the student intends to complete at that school. Note: If the last semester class rank is not included on the transcript, it must be included in the letter of good standing.


Transfer Credits

  • No more than two semesters of residence credit and no more than 32 semester credit hours may be transferred from another law school. Credit will be given only for courses in which a grade of ‘C' or better was earned. Applicants who exceed these minimums will be admitted only in exceptional cases and will be limited to the aforementioned credit hour thresholds, whichever is less.


  • Transfer students are not eligible for scholarships.


  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

  • Seat Deposits: Accepted applicants who wish to reserve a seat in the entering class must make a non-refundable seat deposit of $500. The seat deposit can be paid in two installments of $250 or paid in full with one payment of $500. The deadlines for these seat deposits are stated in the acceptance letter. The total seat deposit of $500 will be credited toward total University tuition and fees at the time of registration. Accepted applicants who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, have declined the offer of admission and any scholarship awarded.

To pay your seat deposits, please visit this webpage.

Application Status Checker: In order to keep our applicants apprised of their status, we provide an online applicant status checker. The status checker will allow you to view the status of your application in real-time. The site is password protected. Click here to access the page. You will use your LSAC account credentials to log in.

Please note that we have provided an application checklist for you on the status checker site. If your application status reflects that your application is not complete, please review this checklist to determine what item(s) are missing.


Contact Us

College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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