Prior Law School Applicants

Transfer Students

A student from another ABA-approved law school may be admitted as a transfer student with advanced standing.  Students enrolled in non-ABA accredited programs and state-only accredited programs are not accepted as transfer students.

A student seeking admission as a transfer student must present satisfactory evidence that he or she would have been admitted to NCCU School of Law when he or she began the study of law. A student who is not currently in good standing with his or her current law school will not be considered for transfer to NCCU School of Law.  In exceptional circumstances, a student who has been academically dismissed from another law school may be considered for admission as a new first-time law student, if two or more years have elapsed since the dismissal. During the intervening time, the transfer applicant must demonstrate other graduate course work, activity, or studies that indicate a likelihood for success in law school if admitted a second time.

Students interested in transferring to the part-time Evening Program should contact the Assistant Dean for Admissions to determine if completion of law school can be done in a timely manner based upon coursework that they have already completed and the requirements that must be met at NCCU School of Law.  The courses in the Evening Program are offered on a limited rotation; therefore, scheduling options are limited.  A transfer student applicant who is not able to complete his or her legal education within the time required by the American Bar Association (84 months) cannot be offered admission as a transfer student.

Only courses in which a grade of ·C· or better was earned will be accepted as transfer credit toward graduation requirements. Transfer student applicants must complete two full semesters at another law school and his/her courses should include the first year courses required at NCCU Law. To be awarded an NCCU Law degree, transfer students must complete two full semesters in residence and those semesters must immediately precede graduation.  Students may only transfer a total of 29 credits from their ABA accredited law school.

Transfer students are admitted as space allows. In addition to the application materials required of all applicants, a transfer student must also submit the following items:

  • A letter of good standing from the current law school; AND
  • A statement of the reason for the proposed transfer status; AND
  • An official transcript of all law school coursework (to be submitted through the Credential Assembly Service at the Law School Admission Council).

A transfer student application will not be reviewed for a decision until the School of Law receives the law school transcript and letter of good standing. Decisions on transfer applications are made after all other admission decisions have been made. Decisions regarding transfer applicants are generally mailed in July.

The application deadline is April 30th, and the deadline for submitting the letter of good standing and law school transcript is June 30th.


Previously Disqualified Students

Per NCCU School of Law policy, a student seeking admission who has been previously disqualified from another ABA-approved law school may not be admitted as a new student until two academic years have elapsed following his/her disqualification. Previously disqualified applicants cannot transfer any credits from their prior law school matriculation and must abide by the rules applying to their new incoming class.

The previously disqualified applicant must present an affirmative showing that the prior disqualification does not indicate a lack of capacity to complete the NCCU School of Law program of legal education and be admitted to the bar.

Students who previously attended NCCU School of Law and did not receive a degree should follow the re-admission procedure outlined in the law school’s Student Handbook.