Credit for Courses Taken at Other Schools
Prior to Admission
Any student seeking credit for individual courses at an accredited American law school taken prior to his/her admission to the School, including a student who has applied unsuccessfully to the Admissions Committee for admission with advanced standing, may apply to the Petitions Committee for the award of credit for individual courses. The Petitions Committee does not consider any such application for credit until the student has satisfactorily completed one year of work at the Law School. However, the Committee does consider an application for exemption from required courses at any time. Law school credit may not be granted for any non-law courses taken prior to law school matriculation.
Courses at Other Law Schools
Courses taken at other accredited law schools may be credited toward graduation. Students must receive advance permission from the associate dean for academic affairs. Permission will be granted for compelling circumstances. Credit at the University of Connecticut School of Law for approved courses is given on the same basis as if the School had provided that program itself.
Exchange Student Programs
Courses taken pursuant to an ABA-approved international exchange program may be credited toward graduation. Students participating in programs other than one of the Law School's exchange programs should receive advance written permission from the International Legal Programs Office. Credit at the Law School for approved courses is given on the same basis as if the School had provided that program itself.
Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in a foreign law school, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the University of Connecticut School of Law. It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program can be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult the associate dean for finance and administration.
Non Law Courses
With the written approval of the associate dean for finance and administration, the associate dean for academic affairs or the assistant dean for admissions, a student, after completing the first year of the J.D. program, may enroll in courses offered by other schools of this University or other accredited institutions of higher learning. For credit toward graduation from the Law School, courses generally should be at the graduate level and should contribute to the student's education in law or particular professional interests. A maximum of six credits in such courses may be allowed. Grades received in such courses are not included in the determination of the student's grade point average. Credit at the Law School for approved courses is given on the same basis as if the School had provided that program itself.
The six-credit limit on non-law courses does not apply to students in dual degree programs, in which a greater number of non-law credits may be applied toward the JD degree. Dual degree students may NOT, however, apply additional non-law credits toward their JD degree beyond those authorized for their dual degree program, pursuant to this rule.
Dual Degree Programs
To prepare students for emerging opportunities, the Law School has developed six dual-degree programs that combine a superior legal education with graduate professional training in related fields. These programs allow qualified students to earn the J.D. and another degree more quickly than pursuing both degrees independently. In all cases, students must gain admission separately to each school. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other. After gaining admission to each school, students may apply to the dual-degree program and complete the appropriate form at the Registrar's Office.
Additional information regarding the specific programs.
For course credit to be granted for any work taken outside the School of Law, the student is required to have attained a grade of "C" or better. However, only the number of credits earned and the name of the institution will appear on the student's official University transcript. For this reason, students may wish to request official transcripts for each school they have attended.
The school of law will not grant credit for any work for which the student received financial compensation.