Visiting Application Overview
The Office of Admissions receives a considerable number of visiting student applications each year and, typically, a significant number of visiting students (5 to 10) are enrolled as nonmatriculants each year.
Admission for visiting student status is indeed based on the entire applicant profile. In reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee considers all of the information contained in your file, such as your law school transcripts to date, your undergraduate and any other graduate transcripts, LSAT performance, letters of recommendation, and a statement regarding why you are seeking visiting student status at Columbia Law School.
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Visiting Application Materials
Visiting Application Checklist
Columbia Law School will accept applications for those applying for admission as visiting students starting May 1, 2016.
Letters of Recommendation (two from current law school professors)
Dean's Appraisal(s)/Certification(s) (.PDF)
Faculty Appraisal (.PDF)
Application Fee ($85)
- Payment Certification Letter (.PDF)
Please note that the Payment Certification Letter is required only for applicants submitting application fee payments via check or money order.
2015-16 Dates and Deadlines
September–November: Fall recruitment season
May 1: Current law students may apply to Columbia Law School as a visiting student
July 15: Visiting application deadline for Fall term