Supplemental application materials

Seattle U Law welcomes international applicants. To apply for admission, all international candidates must submit the following in addition to the standard application materials.

LSAT or GRE General Test

Proof of English Proficiency

  • International students must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • We require you to take a TOEFL exam if:
    • You are not a native English speaker
    • You do not hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution at which the primary language of instruction is English.
  • The following minimum scores are a prerequisite for program entry:
    • Internet-based TOEFL exam: 100
    • Computer-based TOEFL exam: 250
    • IELTS exam: 7
  • Contact Educational Testing Service (toefl@ets.org) to have your scores sent to LSAC. Use code 0058.

Evaluation of Undergraduate Education Credentials

  • Foreign transcripts for any postsecondary academic work completed outside the U.S. (including its territories) must be submitted through the LSAC (Law School Admission Council) Credential Assembly Service.
  • A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will be incorporated into your LSAC report.
  • Exception to this requirement – If you completed the foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution.
  • Contact LSAC about the JD Credential Assembly Service: (215) 968.1001 or lsacinfo@lsac.org.

Statement of Finances

  • All non-citizens who are offered admission are required to provide a Declaration of Finances prior to enrollment to verify they possess adequate funds to attend law school. This Declaration is due prior to enrollment.
  • I-20 visa forms for a visa application will be issued only when Declaration of Finances has been received by the Admission Office.

Financial Aid information

  • All applicants, including international students, are considered for merit scholarships.
  • International students are ineligible for federal loans.
  • Student Financial Services can help international students who need assistance in locating private loans to help cover the cost of tuition and living expenses.