Visiting Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying to UCLA School of Law as a visiting student. We will begin accepting visiting student applications for Fall 2018 through the LSAC online application service on May 1. Applications are due by July 1.

UCLA Law accepts visiting students. Students from law schools that are only state-approved are not eligible for admission. The decision to accept visiting students is at the discretion of the School. Visiting students are required to pay all the UCLA School of Law fees and tuition but will receive their law degree from their school of origin.

Your application for admission must be submitted through the LSAC online application service.

Apply as a Visiting Student

Visiting Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. An application for visiting student status found at the top of this page or LSAC.
  2. An essay that discusses background, goals and the reason(s) for requesting non-matriculating status.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Official transcripts of law school grades sent directly to LSAC or to UCLA School of Law.
  5. Two letters of recommendation (no more than two) submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service or e-mailed/mailed directly to the Law School are required. One letter must be from a law school faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic performance​.
  6. Law school report (including LSAT score and undergraduate transcripts) sent directly from the Law School Admission Council.
  7. Letter of good standing sent directly from the current law school's dean of students or registrar to admissions@law.ucla.edu. The letter will include permission to register as a visiting student.
  8. Nonrefundable application fee in the amount of $75. You may submit your application and pay the fee electronically via LSAC.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of July.