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Visiting (Transient) Students

A student currently enrolled at another ABA-approved law school may apply to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law for one or two semesters as a transient (visiting) student and receive credit toward the J.D. from their "home" law school.

Applying to visit in the fall semester? Transient student applications should be completed by July 1.

Applying to visit in the spring semester? Transient student applications should be completed by November 15.


Decisions on transient student applications are typically made in mid-July for the fall semester and late November for the spring semester.

Applicants for transient (visiting) admission must submit the following:

A completed and signed application form, including a statement of the reason for wanting to visit at the University of South Carolina. Please use the regular JD application, which you can find online through LSAC. At Section 1, Enrollment Information, please mark "Transient" even if you have applied previously.

A nonrefundable $60 application fee.

A copy of your LSAC/CAS report. A photocopy of the CAS Report from your current law school is sufficient.

An official transcript from your current law school, mailed directly from the law school to the USC School of Law.

A letter of good standing from the dean of the law school currently attended. The letter should provide information regarding academic standing, eligibility to return, and a statement granting permission to attend the USC School of Law.

Any information relating to the courses to be taken, credits earned, or other requirements should also be included. One letter of recommendation from a law faculty member.


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