Admission as a Transient (Visiting) Student

Applications for spring 2019 through fall 2019 semesters:

A student attending another law school may apply to the School of Law as a transient student for the summer session if he or she presents a letter of good standing from the school he or she is attending and demonstrates good cause. A law student who has not completed the first year of study may not enroll as a transient summer student.

A student may apply to the School of Law as a transient student during a long session if good cause is shown and if he or she presents a competitive record and receives permission from his or her law school to enroll in the School of Law in order to earn credit toward a degree to be granted by his or her home school. 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. 

Summer application form and instructions are available online at https://law.utexas.edu/admissions. Spring and fall application forms and instructions are available online at http://www.lsac.org.

Applications for the spring 2020 semester and forward:

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:

  1. have completed the first-year curriculum at an ABA-accredited and AALS member school;
  2. be in good academic standing at the current law school;
  3. present strong undergraduate and law school records; and
  4. present compelling 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 the School of Law

The completed electronic application, together with the nonrefundable application fee of $70, must be submitted through www.lsac.org by the following deadlines: June 18 (fall transient) and November 15 (spring transient). A completed paper application (available through the Admissions Office), 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 will be available. Priority enrollment is given to current School of Law students. Visiting students must abide by all the rules and regulations of the 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).