admission and financial aid
The Application Process
Visitor Application Information
Each year, a limited number of applicants are admitted as Visiting students at Boston College Law School. Visiting applicants typically will have completed two years at another school and will receive their J.D. degree from that school after successfully completing the third year at Boston College.
Through LSAC.org, applicants must submit the application form and fee, a letter stating the reasons for wishing to visit, law school transcript and letter of good standing from their current law school and a letter from their law school dean stating that the current law school will accept the credits earned at Boston College Law School and that the Juris Doctor will be awarded by the home institution.
Please submit the following materials in order to complete your file:
All Applicants must submit through LSAC's website (www.LSAC.org):
- Completed and signed visiting application.
- Nonrefundable application fee of $75.00.
- A letter stating your compelling reasons for wishing to visit at Boston College Law School for your third year.
- A letter from the Dean of your current law school stating that the current law school will accept the credits earned at Boston College Law School and that the Juris Doctor will be awarded by the home institution.
- Transcript of all completed law school courses, grades, and a letter of good standing from the current law school.
The visitor application for the spring term will be available on October 26th. To be considered, visiting students must apply online at LSAC.org and submit the completed application and required materials by the December 30th deadline date. Applications submitted to LSAC for transmission to this law school will be considered postmarked on the day they are electronically transmitted.
Character and Fitness:
You are advised that there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the Bar. We encourage you, prior to matriculation, to determine what the requirements are in the state(s) where you intend to practice.
Please contact our office if you have additional questions. We look forward to receiving your application.
Visiting students pay tuition and fees to Boston College Law School. However, all financial aid is awarded by your home institution. As soon as you are admitted as a Visiting student, you should contact the Financial Aid Office at your home school to request a consortium agreement. This document should then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at BC Law where it will be completed using the cost of attendance for the time you will be enrolled here. Your home school will then use our cost figures to determine your eligibility for financial aid while you are at BC Law.