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Harvard University and Harvard Law School shifted to remote teaching and learning, as of Monday, March 23. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the HLS coronavirus information page.

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The following questions and answers apply to transfer applicants.

What is the transfer application process?
Who is eligible to apply as a transfer?
I applied to HLS previously. Am I eligible to apply as a transfer student?
Can I begin my studies at HLS in the spring semester?
How do I apply?
What are the application requirements?
What is the application deadline?
When can I expect to hear a decision on my application?
If I am accepted as a transfer applicant, how much time do I have to respond to the offer of admission?
Is there an application fee?
Are application fee waivers available?
Which standardized test scores should I submit with my application?
How should I submit my LSAT and/or GRE score(s) to HLS?
What if I don't have my 1L spring semester grades yet?
How should I communicate my summer plans?
Who should write my letters of recommendation?
How do I find out whether a document has been received or if my application is complete?
Can you explain more about the interview process?
What should I submit if I applied to HLS in a previous year?
How is financial aid awarded at HLS?
How will the financial aid process work for transfer students?
Will I know my financial aid package before I have to make an enrollment decision?
Am I eligible to participate in Harvard's Early Interview Program (EIP) as a transfer student?
Do I have to be the top-ranked student at my law school to get into HLS?
What is the typical transfer class profile?
Can I join the Harvard Law Review as a transfer student?
Can I join the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) as a transfer student?
How will the Admissions Committee review coursework that has been impacted by school closures, transitions to online course formats, and optional or compelled grading changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
What if my spring semester grades are Pass/Fail due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
My summer plans are uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Will this impact my chance for admission?