Transfer/Transient Admission

The University of Texas School of Law receives numerous inquiries concerning transfer and transient admission throughout the year. There is a variety of reasons why law students seek to change where they study law—to be near family, financial exigencies, job relocation of a spouse or partner, or to pursue a particular practice area or academic concentration in a noted program or field. Texas Law seeks to accommodate as many admission requests as our class size will allow.

Transfer Admission

Transfer students enrich the quality and diversity of the academic program at Texas Law, and we encourage them to apply. Typically, transfer students apply during late spring based upon a full year’s performance at another law school.  Transfer students then complete their last two years at Texas Law and graduate with a Texas Law degree.

The completed electronic application, together with the nonrefundable application fee of $70, must be submitted through your LSAC.org account by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Transfer: June 18 (the application becomes available May 1)
  • Spring Transfer:  November 15 (the application becomes available in September)
  • Summer Transfer: May 1 (the application opens in March, please contact the Admissions Office to receive the application)

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Transient (Visiting) Admission

The law school grants a limited number of requests for transient admission to visiting students during the fall, spring and summer terms.

The completed electronic application, together with the nonrefundable application fee of $70, must be submitted through your LSAC.org account by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Transient: June 18 (the application becomes available May 1)
  • Spring Transient: November 15 (the application becomes available in September)
  • Summer Transient: May 1 (the application becomes available in March, please contact the Admissions Office to receive the application)

View more about transient (visiting) admission.