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Admissions Requirements & Procedures

Seeking admissions into AHU School of Law is a simple process. We welcome diverse students from different backgrounds and experiences that can and will continue to contribute to our environment of educational excellence. The following are the minimum entrance requirements: (Must possess or complete one of the following):

  • Associates Degree or greater: Degree must be from an accredited US college or equivalent.
  • A combined total of 60 qualifying semester or 90 qualifying quarter units/credits or greater: Units/credits must be from an accredited US college or equivalent.
  • Must pass the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) requirements with a 50 or greater (satisfactory completion of exams): this solution is for all students who do not possess sufficient units.
  • For students with foreign degrees, a foreign, course-by-course evaluation must be provided by one of the California Bar approved Evaluation Providers.
  • An official copy of all transcripts or evaluations must be received by Law School within 45 days from the start of class. Students must complete the admissions application, enrollment agreement, and sign any relevant disclosure statements. Students must also submit a resume and personal statement.


Applicants with Foreign Qualifications

Applicants who have qualifications from foreign institutions of higher education need to have their credentials evaluated by any of the following third parties:

Evaluation and Education, Inc.
International Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 20348
Long Beach, CA 90801
Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
777 Campus Commons Rd., Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95825-8309
(916) 565-7475/Fax: (916) 565-7476

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 5140 98011-8029
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3470
(414) 289-3400/Fax: (414) 289-3411

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
19015 North Creek Parkway, Suite 103
Bothell, WA 98011-8029
(206) 487-2245/Fax: (206) 487-1989

Global Services Associates
The Foreign Educational Document Service
P.O. Box 4091
Stockton, CA 95204

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

Evaluation is intended to ensure that foreign degrees are equivalent to the degrees offered by institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is recommended that applicants obtain a course-by-course evaluation. Prospective Law Students seeking more information are strongly advised to contact the Admissions Office.



The JD requires a minimum of 60 semester units or no more than 90 quarter units.

Our JD Degree program adhere to the California State Bar Pre-Legal Education Regulations under Title 4 Admissions and Educational Standards. Chapter 3. Required Education Rule 4.25 General Education in determining the qualifications of those applicants who plan to attend law school and become members of the California Bar.


Since the J.D. degree program will qualify students for the California State Bar, it is important that the application be accurate and complete. Knowledgeable admissions counselors are available to assist students step by step in the application process.
  1. Completed Online Application with a non-refundable $50.00 Application Fee. Apply online at
  2. Upload Unofficial Transcripts: Unofficial Transcripts may be PDF, JPG, or PNG file formats. They must be legible for us to evaluate them.
  3. Personal Statement between 300-500 words addressing the following subjects;
    • Why do you want to attend Law School?
    • What commitments will you make to achieve this goal?
  4. Send us a copy of your Professional Resume
  5. Provide Official Transcripts: AHUSOL must receive your official transcript(s) from the institution(s) you listed in your application within 30 days of the start of the course. If your official transcripts are not on file within this 30-day period, AHUSOL will not be able meet the Committee of Bar Examiner's requirement for transcripts and all students who have failed to submit official transcripts will be administratively dismissed by the 45th day.
  6. Provide a current government issued photo ID. All students are required to submit documentation of a current government issued photo ID.
  7. Complete an Enrollment Agreement/

Official Acceptance: After these listed items have been received a student receives an Official Acceptance Letter. If you have not me the minimum requirements and additional information is needed, you will receive a Provisional Acceptance Letter.

For more information on Credit transfer, international applicants and much more, please view our law school catalog here.

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