Transfer Students

Welcome Transfer Students!

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule, July 30, 2019

Before You Arrive

Pre-Matriculation Guide for Incoming Students (pdf)

Please be sure to review and comply with the immunization requirements as soon as possible. Failure to comply with all health requirements will complicate registering for classes.

Completed forms should be mailed to:
Northwestern University Health Service
Attn: Health Information Management Service
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208-4000

Orientation Survey (Mandatory)

Please complete the survey here.


Northwestern Law must receive official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions a student attended by the first day of classes. Official college transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution, and must include the following information:

  1. The college seal
  2. The degree and date the degree was awarded
  3. The grade point average
  4. An appropriate school official's signature (usually the Registrar)

All transcripts should be mailed to:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
375 E. Chicago Ave., RB 130
Chicago, IL 60611

Laptop Requirements

  • All incoming students are required to have a computer that meets or exceeds the University's recommended guidelines.
  • For further information and links to Dell or Apple educational purchase website, go to Laptop Requirements.
  • Laptops that do not meet the minimum specifications will receive limited support from IT.

Orientation Week

As you review the information for August 26-29 orientation schedule, please note that you are welcome to take advantage of these opportunities to better understand our community and approach to legal education. We are aware that interviewing schedules may conflict with these sessions.

  • On Campus Interviewing for Transfer Students:
    An overview of Fall Recruiting at Northwestern Law and important instructions for participating in our fall interviewing programs. As soon as you receive your admission letter, you are welcome to contact your Career Advisor with questions about fall recruiting. You will not, however, be able to bid on interviews until the Admissions Office has received your tuition deposit.
  • Northwestern Law's On-Campus Interviewing ("OCI") period runs from July 31, August 1-2 and August 6-8. To participate in OCI, you must submit your interview bids by 3:00 p.m. on July 17. You should submit your OCI as soon as possible. Please note that you will not have access to Symplicity, and therefore cannot enter your OCI bids, until after the Admissions Office has received your tuition deposit. As soon as your deposit is received, you will be sent the name of your career strategy adviser for assistance in reviewing your resume and constructing your bid list.
  • Useful Information: Northwestern Law A to Z

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