Frequently Asked Questions
Does AHUSOL offer financial aid?
AHUSOL does not offer Financial Aid. We offer convenient payment plans with no interest. Visit our Tuition & Fees page for complete details.
Is American Heritage University School of Law an accredited law school?
American Heritage University School of Law is not approved by the American Bar Association, and not accredited by the State Bar of California. The School of Law is registered with the State Bar of California to enable its graduates to take the bar examination upon competition of the Juris Doctor program.
The School of Law Juris Doctorate (JD) Program is registered with the State of California, Committee of Bar Examiners. Applicants of the JD Program are advised to contact the State Bar if you have further questions or concerns.
The Committee of Bar Examiners
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 538.2303
Can I get credit for classes that I have already completed an a previously attended law school?
Credit will only be granted for whole courses completed not more than twenty-seven (27) months prior to the date the applicant begins study at AHUSOL. This time limitation does not apply to students who have passed the First-Year Law Students’ Examination. If the time lapse was a result of illness, personal tragedy, or military service, AHUSOL will make an exception on the 27-month timeframe under approval from the Dean with the proper explanation on the student’s permanent file.
Learn more at: https://ahulaw.com/transfer-students/
Regarding the school year: Does it depend on my enrollment or does it begin on a specific date?
The school year depends on your enrollment date. You may enroll at any time and begin your studies at once. In other words, students are allowed to make applications and begin their studies at the next semester’s start date. For more information, check out our Academic Calendar for complete schedule details.
How do I begin the admissions process?
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):
- AA Degree or Greater: The Associate’s Degree or great must be from an accredited US college or equivalent. 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.
- Combined Units: A combined total of 60 qualifying semesters or 90 qualifying quarter units/credits or greater. Units/credits must be from an accredited US college or equivalent: 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.
- CLEP Supplement: 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.
Do you have graduation ceremonies?
American Heritage University School of Law holds annual formal graduation ceremonies in June. Students are subject to meeting the graduation requirements. Learn more.
Are on-campus degree programs available?
AHUSOL is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. As a result, we do not offer any on-campus degree programs at this time.
What are your passage rates?
Are your classes live?
Yes. All classes commence in real-time through ZOOM. Each session allows full student interaction and is archived for later viewing or revision.
How much is your tuition?
The online law school tuition for one year of instruction is $5,200.00. There will be an initial non-refundable application fee of $50.00. Once accepted, each student will pay yearly, reoccurring, non-refundable fees of $100.00 for registration and $150.00 for WestLaw Membership, and $180.00 for technology fee.
For a complete list of fees, read our academic catalog.
What career opportunities do I have with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree?
Earning your Juris Doctor (JD) degree opens up many opportunities to work in a variety of law-based careers including Litigation Shareholder, Income Taxation Associate, Personal Injury Defense Attorney, Intelectual Property Litigation, Insurance Coverage Associate Attorney, Federal Judge, and much more. Here are some resourceful websites to find jobs after earning your JD and passing the California State Bar Examination (CBE):
- California Lawyers Association: https://jobs.calawyers.org/
- State Bar of California (Indeed): https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-State-Bar-of-California
- Orange County Bar Association: https://www.ocbar.org/For-Members/Career-Center
- LinkedIn (State Bar Jobs): https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/state-bar-of-california-jobs/
- Attorney Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/q-Attorney-l-California-jobs.html?vjk=7ea7115e09d4ee63
- Attorney Jobs (Glassdoor): https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/california-attorney-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,10_IS2280_KO11,19.htm
- Government Jobs (Attorney Level): https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/327635-0/attorney-level-i-ii-iii-iv-civil