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 the 2019-2020 school year through the LSAC online application service on May 1. Applications to visit for a full academic year from fall 2019 to spring 2020, or to visit for fall 2019 only are due by June 28. Applications to visit for the spring semester only must be submitted by December 1. However, to increase the number of courses available for registration, spring visiting applicants are encouraged to apply by September 16. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, with all applicants for fall or fall and spring being notified of their decision by the end of July, and all applicants for spring being notified of their decision by the end of December 2019.

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. Please note that the visiting application on the LSAC website says fall visiting application but this is the correct application for fall, fall and spring or spring only applications.

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.