Transfer and Visiting Application Checklist

  • Law School application submitted electronically on or before July 1, 2015,11:59:59PM CDT.
  • Record of Residence Form; each applicant will receive a link to this form.  It must be completed by all applicants, both residents and nonresidents.
  • $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, two to three pages double spaced, 12-point font.
  • Two letters of recommendation.  These should be sent directly to LSAC.

  • Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report.

  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if any) transcripts from each institution attended must be sent directly to the admissions office.
  • *Official law school transcript; for transfer and visiting students, including fall and spring grades.  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 admissions@law.wisc.edu 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; 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 to our 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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