International JD Students
Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree outside the United States or Canada MUST take the LSAT and have their academic credentials evaluated by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You may register for this credential evaluation service via the LSAC web site www.lsac.org. Applicants must have earned at least the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. We will no longer accept credential evaluation reports from Worldwide Education Service (WES) or any other credential evaluation service.
Applicants whose native language is not English and/or whose undergraduate coursework was not conducted in English must take the TOEFL exam and submit their score through the LSAC credential service. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 ibt (600 paper based test) is recommended.
Applicants who hold a student visa or are applying for an I-20 visa must attend full time. Full time is defined for these purposes as at least 12 credit hours per semester. I-20 forms are not available until an applicant has been accepted and has paid a tuition deposit. It is vital that you demonstrate adequate financial support to cover cost of one year of attendance. You must show evidence of sufficient private or government funding in order to be issued the appropriate immigration document. For more information on student visas, please review the International Student & Scholar Services web site at http://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/ .