Transfer of Credit Policies


Advanced Standing
To receive credit for work done at an ABA approved (or state accredited) law school, a transfer student must earn the greater of a C or minimum grade that school requires as its graduation average.The transfer of credit form will indicate how many additional credits and which courses are required for graduation.A transfer student must earn at least 60 credits at the Law Center.The Associate Dean cannot reduce the number of credits earned at the Law Center below 60.

Foreign Attorneys
Foreign Attorneys will receive credit for no more than 30 credits of prior coursework.The transfer of credit form will indicate how many additional credits (60 or more) and which courses are required for graduation.Foreign attorneys in their final year at the Law Center will retain second year preference status for second year preference and required courses but will otherwise be treated as third year full-time and fourth year part-time students.

Visiting at Other Law Schools
To receive credit for work done as a visiting (transient) student at an ABA approved law school, an NSU Law Center student must earn the greater of a C or the minimum grade that school requires as its graduation average.The transfer of credit form will indicate whether an NSU student will be permitted to use a course taken elsewhere in satisfaction of a course that is required by the Law Center (an option only for students with at least a 2.60 cumulative grade point average) or to satisfy a Law Center prerequisite.The transfer of credit form will also indicate if a course will be subject to the 14-credit limit on nonclassroom courses.No credit will be given for credits earned at other law schools if those credits would result in the student earning less than 60 credits at NSU Law Center.

Joint Degree Students
Joint degree students may count up to eight (8) credits in the other program toward their law degree (instead of the normal limit of four (4)).The increased limit applies only if the student completes the other degree before (or in the same semester) as the law degree.The additional four (4) credits will not count as nonclassroom credits but is included in the overall 30 credit limit on courses taken other than at NSU Law Center.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
NSU Law Center has an articulation agreement with Florida Atlantic University for the joint degree JD/MURP with that University’s Urban and Regional Planning program.

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