In addition to complying with the general admission procedures, international applicants must submit their foreign transcripts through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service. If applicants have completed any postsecondary work outside the United States (including its territories) or Canada, they must use this service for the evaluation of their foreign transcripts. The one exception to this requirement is if they have completed the foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a United States or Canadian institution, and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript. This service is included in the LSDAS subscription fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will be incorporated into the LSDAS report. If the Admissions Committee determines that an applicant must submit a TOEFL score, the applicant must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that the TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. LSAC’s TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058. The applicant’s TOEFL score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in the LSDAS law school report.
To use the JD CAS, applicants should log in to their online LSAC account and follow the instructions for registering for the service. A Transcript Request Form should be printed out for each institution and sent promptly to them. More time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts. Questions about the JD Credential Assembly Service can be directed to LSAC at (215) 968-1001, or LSACINFO@LSAC.org.
Admitted international students are eligible to receive scholarship awards from the law school. Due to United States government regulations, federally sponsored financial aid is not available to international students. However, international students with an eligible co-borrower may apply for alternative loans with private lenders.