admissions

The Juris Doctor Program requires that the applicant have either an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of college credit in substantive subjects that are acceptable towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

Applicants may also qualify to enter the Juris Doctor Program by providing an official report of passing the (College Level Examination Program) A.K.A. the (CLEP) equivalency test for those who have not completed the required units of acceptable course work.

To qualify through the equivalency test, a student must take and achieve a minimum score of 500 in the English portion of the examination and must pass with a minimum score of at least 430 in only two of the following four subjects: History, Humanities, Mathematics or Natural Sciences. For further information regarding the (CLEP) equivalency test call (408) 452-1400, (408) 278-4345 or (CLEP) at (609) 771-7865.
We do not administer, prepare or provide study material for (CLEP), but Sample Online Practice Exams are provided free of charge for those who are interested in preparing for (CLEP) by going to 4Tests.com.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 
 Mail the completed admissions (Application) with the accompanying application fee to the Administrative Office. Applicants who are accepted must provide two copies of official transcripts by requesting that each college on their application send one certified copy to us at the Administration Office address and one certified copy to the: Committee of Bar Examiners, 1149 S. Hill Street, 4th. Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

 

TUITION  &  FEES  SCHEDULE

Tuition and fees schedule,
Per Semester.

 
Tuition------------------------- $445.00

per semester unit
(multiply by the number of units scheduled each semester)

Application fee------------------ 75.00

(first time students only)

Registration fee----------------- 130.00 Required

Late Enrollment fee------------- 75.00

(if applicable)

Returned Check fee------------- 25.00

(if applicable)

Graduation fee------------------ 350.00 Required, Before Graduation

(applies to graduating students only)

 
NOTE: Completion of eighty-four units of coursework over a four-year period is required to graduate and attain a Juris Doctorate Degree. The estimated total cost to complete the Juris Doctorate Program at the present rate of tuition, fees, books and supplies is $37,380. Tuition and fees are subject to change with reasonable notice to students.

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FINANCIAL AID


VETERANS BENEFITS:

This institution has applied to the U.S. State Department of Veterans Affairs, thus allowing veteran students to receive tuition assistance from the Veterans Benefits Administration. For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

STUDENT LOANS:

The law school has been approved to participate in long-term, private student loans. After completed enrollment, those students may utilize this educational loan program, which offers students favorable terms and affordable payments. Students can send the loan (Application) via U.S. mail, however, the law school is not affiliated with any lending institutions and does not have any say in the student loan approval process, therefore it is the students sole responsibility to procure any such needed financial assistance.
For more information regarding student aid, or any assistance, questions, advice, please, contact the Admin. Office.

 

GENERAL BAR EXAMINATION

After successful completion of the Juris Doctorate Program, graduate bar candidates will be required to take and pass the General Bar Examination for admission to the Bar and to practice law.

L.S.A.T. REQUIREMENT, (Law School Aptitude Test)
The Law School does not require applicants to provide proof of taking the LSAT test, the LSAT examination is not a requirement to apply.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

The maximum credit this university will accept in transfer from another institution for the Juris Doctorate Program is 40 units. Students who desire to transfer to this University must provide an official transcript and a letter of standing from the Dean of the previous law school. If the student was academically disqualified from the previous law school, applicants may include a written personal statement regarding any previous unusual circumstances or other reasons why the student believes they currently have the potential to successfully complete the Juris Doctor Program. All requests will be considered.

ESL APPLICANTS, (English As A Second Language)

Instruction and course materials are in the English language and applicants must be proficient in English. The school does not provide language services. Students are encouraged to take the (Test of English as a Foreign Language) A.K.A. (TOEFL), and achieve a score of 600 to ensure adequate fluency for study in this program. Call (609) 771-7100 for more information regarding the test.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

University policy requires the provision of equal opportunities to enter our educational program. Discrimination is strictly prohibited on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
 

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FOREIGN DIPLOMA & CREDIT RECOGNITION

 
The applicants who have studied abroad and have received credit or their diploma from a non-US. institution must have their qualifications evaluated to be assured they meet the required minimum applicable pre-legal credits required as eligibility towards the Juris Doctorate Program. The applicant will need to contact one of the following Credential Evaluation Services and have the resulted evaluation sent to our Administrative Office prior to enrollment.

USNEI-Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition
The following list of credential evaluation services has been compiled by the Committee of Bar Examiners (Committee), The State Bar of California. We posted them below for your use and reference.

Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
777 Campus Commons Road, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825-8309
(916) 565-7475 Fax: (916) 565-7476
email: edu@eres.com
Note: 24 hour or 7 day rush service is available for an additional cost

The Foreign Educational Document Service
P.O. Box 4091
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 948-6589

Center for Applied Research Evaluation and Education, Inc.
International Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 20348
Long Beach, CA 90801
(562) 430-1105/Fax: (562) 430-8215

Global Services Associates
2554 Lincoln Blvd. #445
Marina del Rey, CA 90291-5082
(310) 828-5709/Fax: 310-828-5709
email: global@iccas.com

International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
(310) 258-9451/Fax: (310) 342-7086
web: http://www.ierf.org/

OPERATIONAL HOURS

Classes are normally held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The Summer Semester schedule may vary slightly.


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