DePaul University College of Law welcomes applications from students who have earned degrees or received diplomas from international institutions.
International applicants who have graduated from international law schools may receive up to 30 credit hours toward the JD degree. The determination of applicable credit is made upon admission.
Applicants must first submit the following materials electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS):
Applicants who have completed coursework or earned degrees from international institutions should submit their international transcripts through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service. This service is included in the standard Credential Assembly Service fee. International transcripts received will be sent to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) where the transcript will be authenticated and analyzed. The data will be assembled into an International Credential Evaluation document that contains AACRAO's summary, copies of the transcripts (and translations, as necessary) and a TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable.
Applicants educated in international countries, at institutions where English is not the primary language, must also register for the TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants who register for the TOEFL must advise Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL score to DePaul University College of Law (institution code 1165).
LSAC will incorporate the applicant's International Credential Evaluation, TOEFL or IELTS score and associated documents into the CAS report. While the College of Law strongly encourages international applicants to submit international transcripts to CAS, evaluation reports will also be accepted from Educational Credential Evaluators, World Educational Services or from any other member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
For additional information, including a copy of the Financial Affidavit of Support form for International Students, please visit DePaul's International Admission website.