How do I transfer to ASL?


Transfer to ASL

Are you interested in transferring to Appalachian School of Law? The school may accept transfer students from ABA-approved or state-approved law schools in accordance with ABA Standard 506 upon demonstration that the student would have qualified for entrance into ASL as a first-year student and the student is in good standing at the prior law school.

Transfer applicants must complete/submit the following:

  • An online application
  • Apply for free!  The $25 application fee is now waived.   
  • Two letters of recommendation - These letters should be sent directly to the Credential Assembly Service via LSAC. Recommendations from a law school professor are not  required.
  • A personal statement of 500 words or less describing your professional goals and qualifications - Include in this statement your reasons for pursuing a transfer and any factors that led up to your decision
  • A current LSDAS report (the admissions office will request your report; make sure that a copy is available for download)
  • Other, optional considerations include an applicant's graduate work, character, work history, professional promise, personal commitment, recommendations, life experience, and other non-academic achievements. We are happy to discuss our admissions process and criteria with potential applicants at any time.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail 

    After you have received an admissions offer, ASL's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will evaluate your transfer credits.