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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

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Foreign-Educated Students

Applicants who attended a college or university outside the United States or Canada must submit transcripts from that institution through LSAC's international Credentials Assembly Service (CAS). The one exception to this requirement is if you completed the foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a US or Canadian institution, and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript.

All non-US/Canadian transcripts are forwarded to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), where they will be authenticated and evaluated. This service is included in the LSAC/CAS subscription fee. AACRAO will prepare a Foreign Credential Evaluation, which will be incorporated into your LSAC/CAS Report. This report will contain AACRAO's summary, copies of the transcripts (and translations, as necessary), and a TOEFL score, if applicable. Upon submission of a matriculation decision, the original non-US/Canadian transcript(s) received by LSAC will be forwarded to the law school. If we determine that you need to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC.

LSAC's TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058. Your score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in your LSAC/CAS Report.


To use the JD CAS, log in to your online account and follow the instructions for registering for the service. Be sure to print out a Transcript Request Form for each institution and send it promptly to them. More time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts.


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