UNC School of Law accepts transfer students for full time study only (at least nine credit hours).
The University of North Carolina School of Law does not accept transfer applications from students currently enrolled at North Carolina Central University School of Law because it is North Carolina’s other public law school, and we share inter-institutional programs.
Files will otherwise be evaluated using the standards below.
Applicants must have successfully completed one year of full time study or the equivalent number of credit hours in part time study, at a law school approved by the Association of American Law Schools or the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. No more than 30 credits of work from another law school will be credited. No student will be admitted who is ineligible to return to the institution last attended.
UNC School of Law will accept up to 30 transfer credit hours. These credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the associate dean for academic affairs who reviews the transcript, makes the determination and notifies students before they enroll what courses will be accepted for transfer credit. The criteria for transfer credit hours include that:
After enrolling, transfer students may take no more than 11 additional hours of ungraded courses at UNC.
Transfer applicants are most competitive for admission if their records indicate that they would have been eligible for acceptance as a first-year student. Transfer students should be performing superior academic work at their current law school.
Transfer candidates must submit the following:
We will begin accepting applications for transfer applicants for Fall 2016 no later than June 9, 2016. The application deadline is August 1, 2016. Admissions decisions regarding transfer applications are typically made after mid-July.