Application Process for International Students
International applicants are required to register for the LSAT and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Foreign transcripts listed during CAS registration and sent to LSAC are processed through the CAS. Foreign transcripts will be sent to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) where the transcripts will be authenticated and evaluated. The data is assembled into a credential evaluation document which will be incorporated into your CAS report. We suggest you visit the Law School Admission Council website www.lsac.org and carefully read the information for international applicants to fully understand the process.
In addition, every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. If you have had a minimum of one year of study at a U.S. college or university, we will waive the TOEFL requirement. Country of citizenship does not exempt applicants from this requirement. Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. LSAC's TOEFL code for the Credential Assembly Service is 0058. Your score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in your CAS law school report. International applicants may also be asked to participate in a web-conference interview.
To use CAS, log in to your online account and follow the instructions for registering for the service. Be sure to print out a Transcript Request Form for each institution and send it promptly to them. Additional time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts.
Questions about the Credential Assembly Service can be directed to LSAC at 215-968-1001, or firstname.lastname@example.org.