Thank you for your interest in Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Below you will find a checklist for applicants to guide you through the admission process.
An applicant holding a bachelor’s degree from a qualified institution may be admitted as a regular student. An applicant not holding a bachelor’s degree must have completed at least two years of college work to be considered a regular student. Two years of college work means a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college credit, equivalent to at least half that required for a bachelor’s degree from a college or university that has degree-granting authority from the state in which it is located, and completed with a grade average adequate for graduation.
A limited number of students who do not meet the requirements of a regular student may be considered for admission as special students at Lincoln Law School based on their maturity, life experience, intellectual ability, and aptitude for law study. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission as a regular student must satisfy the general education requirements by attaining passing scores on the following general examinations administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP): College Composition or College Composition Modular; and two of the following: Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and History. The credit-granting score for each examination is 50 or higher.
Detailed information on admission requirements are outlined on Page 4 of the Law School catalog http://www.lincolnlaw.edu/school-catalog/
Law students who attended ABA-approved and California-accredited law schools are eligible to transfer to Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and must present proof of completion of courses taken at all law schools attended by way of an official transcript. They also must provide a letter from the dean of the last school attended in substantiation of their current academic status. Transfer credit may be granted only to students who are exempt from the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX). Students become exempt from the FYLSX when they have successfully completed the first year of law study at an accredited law school and are eligible for advancement to the second year of study, or when they have taken and passed the FYLSX.
Law students who attended an unaccredited law school may also be eligible to transfer to the Law School, provided they have successfully completed the first year of study and passed the FYLSX.
Credit is granted at the discretion of the law school and determined on an individual basis.
For more information on transfer credit, please refer to the Transfer Credit Policy below.
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
Applicants must take the LSAT, unless one holds a masters degree or higher. The LSAT is waived with a graduate degree.
The exam is administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). It is recommended that students complete the LSAT according to the following schedule to allow timely completion of the application file:
Fall Semester – February or June LSAT
Summer Semester – December or February LSAT
Spring Semester – June or October LSAT
Information about the LSAT can be obtained from the LSAC website, www.lsac.org, or by calling 215-968-1001.
Checklist for Applicants
- File application form.
NO APPLICATION FEE! Please submit your application online here. Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 are now being accepted.
- Register and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT.)
Prospective students must arrange to take the LSAT, which is administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Applicants must have an official LSAT score prior to admission. It’s recommended that students complete the LSAT on or before the following schedule to allow timely completion of the application file:Spring Semester– June or October LSAT Summer Semester – December or February LSATFall Semester– February or June LSATAdditional information about the LSAT can be obtained from Law Services, Post Office Box 2000, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940-0998 (215) 968-1001.
- Submit Transcripts. Please register with the Credential Assembly Service CAS, provided by LSAC, for transcript submission.
- Schedule your personal meeting with the dean.
Once a CAS report has been received, a personal meeting between you and the dean will be scheduled by our office. But, relax! The meeting is less about us and more about you. It’s a time to experience firsthand the one-on-one attention that defines the Lincoln Law School experience and ask questions to confirm that Lincoln Law School is the right fit for you. Please note, these interviews are scheduled for your benefit. In this world of Skype and other conferencing technology, if work commitments or logistics preclude physically attending, please call the office to request an exemption or alternative interview method.
When your file is complete and an admission decision has been made, we will notify you of our decision promptly through email.
Upon receipt of an acceptance notice, students will receive instructions on the registration procedure, which is done online. Specific registration deadlines are included in the acceptance notice.