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Requirements for Transfer Students

If you are interested in being a part of a community that cares, working in Pennsylvania’s capital city, or attending law school closer to home then you should consider transferring to Widener Law Commonwealth.

Transfer students are admitted in any semester upon completion of one full-year of law school. Transfer applications are available through and in addition to your application you must submit a certified law school transcript, law school class rank, and letter of standing from your prior law school.

Transfer applicants are eligible for scholarships and to participate in all student organizations and career development opportunities.

Widener Law Commonwealth reviews each transfer student’s law school transcript on a case-by-case basis in deciding how many transfer credits to accept for prior coursework. Transfer credit will not be awarded if the student has not earned a grade of C, its equivalent, or better in the class. To be eligible to transfer, credits must be earned at an ABA accredited law school.

Once you’ve been admitted to Widener Law Commonwealth, please contact the Career Development Office as soon as possible to discuss procedures for our fall recruitment program; many key dates and deadlines occur over the summer.

If you have further questions about the transfer application process, please contact the Admissions Office

Transfer Student Profiles

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Matthew Anderson

Matthew A. Anderson is just weeks away from achieving his long-held dream of becoming a lawyer.


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Leah J. Bobula

The decision to transfer to Widener Law Commonwealth was an easy one for Leah, and one she is glad she made.



Contact Information

Admissions Office 
Phone: 717.541.3903
Fax: 717.541.3999
Email: [email protected]
Form:  Information Request

Career Development Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.541.1976
Email: [email protected]

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.--evening counseling available upon request.