Apply to the LL.M. Program

There are different application forms for graduates of U.S. and non-U.S. law schools. Please follow the appropriate links below to download or request forms. While you are encouraged to apply through LSAC, you may also download our application and apply directly to GW Law.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Students from countries where English is not an official language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language and attain a score in the 600-point range (paper-based), 250-point range (computer-based), or 100-point range (internet) to be considered for admission at the Law School (the IELTS test with a minimum composite score of 7.0 is also accepted). This is a mandatory requirement. Applicants are responsible for making arrangements for taking the test and should address inquiries to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6154, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, U.S.A. The completed application form should be returned to the Testing Service at Princeton well in advance of the beginning of the semester for which the applicant seeks admission. The test fee, which should be remitted with the application, entitles the student to have the test score sent to three institutions. Registration for the Test of English as a Foreign Language does not constitute application for admission to The George Washington University.
The Bulletin of Information, obtainable without charge, contains a description of the test as well as rules regarding application, fees, reports, and the conduct of the test; lists of examination centers; examination dates; and an application blank. On the application for the test, the student should specify that the scores be sent to the Law School’s Graduate Programs Office.


Non-Degree Students

A limited number of law school graduates may be admitted in non-degree status to take up to 6 hours of credit. Applicants should contact the Graduate Programs Office for application materials and instructions. Entrance requirements for non-degree students are the same as those for degree candidates. (See Admission and Entrance Requirements, above). Non-degree students who subsequently apply for and are granted admission to one of the graduate programs as a degree candidate may have the credits earned at the Law School applied toward degree requirements; however, admission as a degree candidate is not guaranteed. Enrollment in individual courses as a non-degree student will also depend on space availability.


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