AISOL assesses the academic qualifications of each applicant by examining his academic record, admission test scores, work history, submitted writing sample, personal reference recommendations and prior LSAT score (if any). LSAT's scores are not mandatory for admissions.

Applicants for admission must have successfully completed at least two years of college work (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours), which college work shall be not less than one-half of the collegiate work acceptable for a bachelor’s degree granted by a college or university. The college or other institution that grants this credit must fit into one of the following categories:
(1) it is approved by one of the six regional associations accrediting institutions of higher education;
(2) its credits are acceptable by a state university in the state wherein such college or university is situated; or
(3) it is approved by the Department of Education of the state wherein such college or university is situated.

As an alternative to this requirement, an applicant may take three College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations and must score at or above the minimum levels established by the Committee of Bar Examiners.

Although not a prerequisite to admission, AISOL encourages prospective students to also take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as an indicator to AISOL of one’s legal aptitude.

After thorough evaluation of a prospective student’s admission file, a determination will be made whether the student should be admitted or not. If admitted, a further determination must be made as to whether or not the student will be admitted in “good standing” or “on probation.” If admitted “on probation,” the student will be counseled on the effects of the “on probation” status.

Transfer Students

Students may transfer to AISOL by filling out an application and providing official transcripts to the University. Coursework will be evaluated by the Academic Committee and the school that the prospective student is transferring from must be registered or accredited with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California.

Transfer students will be held to same academic standards as AISOL students. When transferring to AISOL, any transfer student who was on academic probation or academically dismissed at the law school last attended will automatically be placed on probation if accepted at American International School of Law.

Prospective students will be interviewed by the Dean to ensure that they meet the standards of AISOL and to ensure that they will be successful in our program. Furthermore, AISOL requires the prospective student to complete an evaluation from the State Bar of California. The form is attached below.

Students must complete two full years at AISOL to qualify to receive a degree.

AISOL's Academic Committee will determine whether a potential student has the capability to perform graduate level academic work. There are numerous factors to be considered in making this determination.

Foreign Students

For students who received their college degree or credentials from a country outside of the United States are required to have their official transcripts evaluated.

Please select a Credential Evaluation Service from this list as per the State Bar of California.

A list of Credential Evaluations Service providers can be found at the State Bar of California website located at: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2rBgeXNuV9U%3d&tabid=2267

Also you can download the providers, which is found below.

All new applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an institution where English is the principle language of instruction must present a minimum score of 550 on the paper based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 80 on Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT).

Pre Legal Education Review

Students are encouraged to have the State Bar of CA conduct a Pre Legal Education Review. Students who intend to begin the study of law may request an evaluation of whether they have obtained the pre-legal education necessary before beginning their law study, which is required by Section 6060 of the California Business and Professions Code. Associate of Applied Science degrees or Certificates of Completion in and of themselves do not fulfill the pre-legal education requirement, although credit for certain substantive classes taken within those programs may be given. Please see attached document in the download section.

Social Security Requirements and Exemption

Applicants are required to have a Social Security Number, if they don't have a social security number they will need to complete the Social Security Exemption for and submit it to the State Bar of California for approval. The form can be found on the State Bar of California website located at:
http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=D9mnRNWY5es%3d&tabid=245
Also you can download the social security exemption, which is found below.

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