Before you begin your transfer application, please read the information below to see where you stand. Note that not all scenarios may be addressed on this page as we understand students may have special circumstances. If you do not fit the criteria, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 proper explanation on the student’s permanent file.
Under the requirements of § 6060(h) of the California Business and Professions Code, a student must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) or have been exempted (student attended an ABA or Committee accredited school). to continue their studies at our institution.
For students who were in good standing at the prior law school, AHUSOL may grant credit for all passing grades. For all applicants who have passed the First-Year Law Students’ Examination, credit may be allowed in Torts, Contracts, and Criminal Law, even if the grades at the prior law school were not above passing.
Applicants previously disqualified for academic reasons from a previously attended Law School may be granted admission when there is an affirmative showing by the applicant that he or she possesses the requisite ability for the study of law. This includes:
- Credible evidence that the prior disqualification was not caused by the applicant’s lack of capacity for the study of law, but resulted from a traumatic event or serious hardship that prohibited the applicant from performing at her or his normal level; or
- At least two (2) years have elapsed since the disqualification if the applicant demonstrates that work, study, or other experience during the interim has resulted in a stronger potential for law study than the applicant exhibited at the time he or she was previously disqualified for academic reasons.
Upon reviewing submitted transcripts for transfer, an evaluation will be performed by an admissions representative. Once the evaluation is complete, you will be sent a “Proposed Course of Study” which is an evaluation of the courses taken at a previously attended law school. The evaluation will determine the following:
- Transferrable courses/units
- FYLSX Status
- Estimated completion time
- Tentative schedule of courses required for program completion
Important Note: We require students transferring from other law schools to complete an Application for Evaluation of Law Study by the State Bar of California. Visit the State Bar’s pre-legal education info page for more information. The evaluation can be downloaded from here.
Why Choose AHUSOL?
AHUSOL Understands the traditional approach the CalBar takes when it comes to the grading and scaling of the First Year Examination. That is why we’ve developed a specialized first year curriculum to help increase the students’ chances of passing the exam within 3 administrations.
The most significant difference is in our use of Internet technology to organize and concentrate the materials to increase your learning experience. You can communicate live to our instructors as you watch, live and “real time”! If you miss a lecture, you can access it anytime, anywhere!
Additionally, academic support by California licensed attorneys is available online through live audio and video chat rooms, by email and by phone. All of our instructors are either practising attorneys or retired.
Tuition is just one factor in calculating the total cost of attending law school. American Heritage has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. But beyond tuition, American Heritage allows you to continue your present career.