Transferring Applicants


Coastal Law admits transfer students during all three terms of enrollment.  Those students wishing to transfer must be in good academic standing at their current institution and must provide an updated transcript for review.  Students may be required to provide class descriptions to determine eligibility of transfer credits.  Those students interested in transferring should follow the application process below.

Application Process
1. Please submit an application through the Law School Admission Council’s website for the term you are interested in beginning. http://www.lsac.org/

2. Submit an official transcript and letter of standing to the Admissions Office (supplied by your current or previous law school).
 
Florida Coastal School of Law
Admissions Office
8787 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

3. Application review - The Admissions Committee will review the application materials and make a decision on the application. 

4. Once the applicant is accepted, the Academic Dean will review the official transcript to determine which credits will be transferred into Florida Coastal School of Law and how they will be applied toward the J.D. program.

5. The Academic Dean will notify the applicant of the accepted transfer credits and advise the applicant of any required courses that will require completion.  The Academic Dean will then forward the application materials to the Registrar for recording of the transfer credits on the official transcript and to assist with course scheduling.

6. Pay seat deposit – student will pay seat deposit for their admitted term.

Degree Requirements
A candidate who has transferred from another law school must successfully complete at least fifteen (15) credit hours at Florida Coastal, attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better for at least ninety (90) credit hours, complete all required courses or their substantial equivalent, six (6) credit hours of experiential learning, and satisfy all other degree requirements. 
 
Credits for courses completed at another approved law school are evaluated by an academic dean on an individual basis. Only courses completed with a grade of “B-” or better are transferable. All credits must have been obtained within two academic years prior to matriculation.  An academic dean will determine whether specific courses cover the material necessary to meet a graduation requirement at Florida Coastal.

Articulation Agreements
Coastal Law has an established articulation agreement with Jacksonville University.
 

Visiting Applicants

Florida Coastal School of Law may admit a few special students who desire to study at the Law School for a semester or a year, but who will receive their degrees from their home law schools. Such students will be admitted only after completion of at least one year of satisfactory academic work at another ABA-approved law school, and must demonstrate compelling reasons for attending Florida Coastal School of Law as a visiting student.

Visiting Student Application Process

Please submit an application through the Law School Admission Council. http://www.lsac.org/

You must also submit an official law school transcript and a letter of permission/good standing from your current law school to the Admissions Office.

Florida Coastal School of Law
Admissions Office
8787 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
 
The Admissions Committee will review the application materials and provide an admissions decision to the student.

Upon admittance, the application materials will be forwarded to the Registrar who will contact the applicant to assist with scheduling.