The Office of Admissions receives a number of visiting student applications each year to be enrolled as nonmatriculants each year. Admission for visiting student status is indeed based on the entire applicant profile.
In reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee considers all of the information contained in your file, such as your law school transcripts to date, your undergraduate and any other graduate transcripts, LSAT performance, letter(s) of recommendation, and a statement regarding why you are seeking visiting student status at Columbia Law School.
For more information, please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Visiting Application Materials
Visiting Application Checklist
Columbia Law School will accept applications for those applying for admission as visiting students starting May 1, 2019. The application deadline is July 15, 2019.
A preview copy of the application is now available to download.
Applications are accepted online through LSAC.org.
Please note that the Payment Certification Letter is required only for applicants submitting application fee payments via check or money order.
2018-19 Dates and Deadlines
September–November: Fall recruitment season
May 1: Current law students may apply to Columbia Law School as a visiting student
July 15: Visiting application deadline for Fall term