Transfer and Visiting Application Checklist

  • Law School application.  We must receive the application electronically on or before July 1, 2016,11:59:59PM CDT.  The application will be available online in January or February of 2016.
  • Record of Residence Form.  Each applicant, including residents and nonresidents, must complete this form.  It is very important that you correctly enter your LSAC Number, or it could delay your financial aid award. 
  • $56 application fee.  The application fee should be paid by credit card through LSAC. If it is necessary to pay by check or money order, it should be made payable to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The $56 application fee is nonrefundable and does not apply toward tuition or other fees.
  • Current resume.
  • Personal statement.  The personal statement should be confined to two or three double-spaced pages, with 12-point font.
  • Two letters of recommendation.  These may be sent directly to the Admissions Office or through LSAC.

  • Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report.

  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if any) transcripts. Transcripts from each institution attended must be sent directly to the Admissions Office.  Transcripts received through CAS are sufficient for rendering a decision on your application, but an official copy of the transcript showing conferral of your degree must be sent directly to the Admissions Office prior to matriculation.
  • *Official law school transcript.  Transcripts must include fall and spring grades, and must be sent directly to the Admissions Office.  For transfer students, we will accept an application with only fall grades, but an offer of admission will be conditioned upon continued and consistent academic performance during the spring semester.  Transfer applicants should contact the Admissions Office at or (608) 262-5914 if they wish to have their application reviewed after fall grades are available.

  • *Dean's certification letter.  We require a letter from the Dean or Registrar stating that you are in good academic standing and are eligible to continue, or in the case of visiting applicants, have permission to attend another law school.  Before making arrangements to have the letter of good standing sent directly to the Admissions Office, wait until all your grades (fall and spring) have been reported.

*One of these two items must include class rank and each must be sent directly to our office: University of Wisconsin Law School, Admissions Office, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706.

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