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Transfer Students, Visiting Students, and Auditors

The following policy may be found in Chapter 3 of the J.D. Manual of Policies & Procedures.

3.2 Transfer Students, Visiting Students, and Auditors

3.2.01 Transfer Students

A. Students in good standing who attend law schools accredited or provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association may apply to transfer to Capital. The faculty requires students to complete one year of study prior to transferring unless there are compelling reasons for transfer prior to completion of a full year.

B. In order to be considered for admission, transfer candidates should submit the following material:

  1. A completed application and the application fee.
  2. A copy of the CAS report which is on file at the applicant's law school, showing the student's undergraduate grades and LSAT score.
  3. A letter from the dean of the candidate's law school, stating the student is in good standing and unconditionally eligible to continue studies.
  4. Law school transcripts showing all law school work undertaken by the candidate. See Policy on Transcripts.
  5. Official copies of transcripts showing all college level and graduate work. One must be submitted for each institution a candidate attended after high school. See Policy on Transcripts.

C. Capital will accept credit for courses in which students have received at least a "C" or comparable grade. Courses taken at other law schools and accepted for credit at Capital are recorded as K credit and are not computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average. Transfer students must complete no fewer than 45 semester hours at Capital and must maintain a cumulative grade average of "C" (2.0) for work undertaken at Capital. Any transfer student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade average of “C” (2.0) for work undertaken at Capital is subject to the rules and procedures concerning academic probation, dismissal, and reinstatement (section 4.8) of this manual.

3.2.02 Visiting Students

A. Capital University Law School welcomes applications from students who wish to study on a visiting basis. Visiting status allows students to receive coursework credit at Capital for transfer back to their "home" schools. Acceptable course grades from Capital are added to students' regular law school transcripts and count toward a degree at the law schools from which students come.

B. The application procedure is relatively simple and includes the following steps:

  1. a candidate must submit an application fee and complete all of the non essay questions on a Capital University application;
  2. provide Capital's Office of Admissions with a letter of good standing from the dean of the "home" school.

C. Once a student is accepted on a visiting basis, Capital will send registration materials and a course schedule to the student. Prior to registering for classes at Capital, the student must obtain written approval from the dean of the student's law school for courses sought at Capital. In the case of a student who wishes to complete legal studies at Capital, the "home" school dean must also give approval for completing studies at the Law School. Admission as a visiting student does not amount to an admission as a student seeking a Capital University degree.

3.2.03 Auditors

Members of the bar, graduates from approved law schools, and in limited circumstances other college graduates, may be admitted at the discretion of the dean to enroll as auditors. Normally, an auditor is expected to prepare all assignments and to participate in classroom discussion, but takes no examinations and receives no academic credit.