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.

To be considered for admission as a visiting student, an applicant must:

  • have completed the first-year curriculum at an ABA-accredited American Association of Law Schools member school;
  • be in good academic standing at current law school;
  • present strong undergraduate and law school records; and
  • present compelling personal reasons for taking courses in Austin.

Applicants who are either in a full-time or part-time J.D. program must complete (or be in the process of completing) their entire first-year curriculum to be eligible to apply to visit at Texas Law.

The completed electronic application, together with the nonrefundable application fee of $70, must be submitted through your LSAC.org account by the following deadlines: June 18 (fall transient) and November 15 (spring transient).  A completed paper application, together with the nonrefundable application fee of $70, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by May 1 (summer transient).

If permission to visit is granted, we cannot guarantee that specific courses you wish to take, or particular professors under whom you want to study, will be available. Priority enrollment is given to current Texas Law students, and a number of popular courses are often oversubscribed. A visiting student is not allowed to petition for enrollment in oversubscribed courses.

As a visiting student, you must abide by all of the rules and regulations of The University of Texas School of Law. A transient student may earn no more than 32 semester hours of credit in no more than three semesters (roughly the equivalent of one year’s maximum course load); he or she must maintain a grade point average of at least 1.90 in all law courses taken during any semester.

Please note that all transient students must take at least ten (10) credit hours (the minimum full-time load) during the fall or spring semesters and at least six (6) credit hours during the summer session(s).