LLM Enrollment Requirements - 2023

Admission Deposits

First Deposit: In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2023 entering class, an initial non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is due by April 1, 2023. Applicants admitted after April 1st will be subject to a separate deposit deadline. Scholarship recipients must submit their first deposits within 30 days of their admission dates. Your first deposit must be submitted with the Admissions Response Form (included in the Admit Packet).

Second Deposit: In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2023 entering class, a second non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is required by July 1, 2023, for all new admits. Applicants admitted after June 15th must submit a combined first and second deposit of $1,000 within three weeks of their admission to USF School of Law. The exact due date will be listed in your LLM admission letter.

Admission deposits are credited towards your fall semester tuition. All deposit checks should be made payable to the “University of San Francisco”, and sent to the following address:

USF School of Law
LLM Admissions Office, Suite 230
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Payments can be made online using a credit card (Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, or Visa) or an electronic check at myusf.usfca.edu. Follow the Instructions to Make a Payment Online:

  1. To pay your admission deposit, log on to the myUSF dashboard at myusf.usfca.edu.
  2. Click on the View & Pay button on the home screen.
  3. Click the link with the name of your program and start term - Fall 2023.
  4. Continue through to the checkout process. Submit your credit card payment to complete your admission deposit.

Verify what is on the screen: Web Enrollment Deposit with Deposit Type - Enrollment Deposit $500, and proceed to checkout. Please be sure to submit the Admissions Response Form after making an online payment. Forms may be emailed to masterlaws@usfca.edu. Failure to submit your required admission deposits by the appropriate deadlines will result in the immediate cancellation of your admission to USF School of Law. 


Admission to the University of San Francisco School of Law is contingent upon successful completion of a law degree prior to the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. The transcript must be sent by the degree-granting institution directly to the USF School of Law Office of Admissions.

Hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable even if they are in a sealed envelope. If the degree received does not appear on the transcript, you must also provide a copy of the diploma certificate. Please note that any transcript and diploma presented in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Admitted LLM students who are currently completing their law degree must ensure that the final, official transcript with degree posted and diploma (if applicable) must be received by the USF School of Law Admissions Office no later than August 14, 2023.


Please submit two passport-sized photos by July 14, 2023. One photo will be added to your permanent file and is required of all new students. 

Change of Address

It is imperative that you notify the LLM Admissions Office at masterlaws@usfca.edu of any address changes (including email address). You are solely responsible for any and all important information sent to you by the law school and the university, especially those requiring responses by specific deadlines.

In the event that you will be traveling for a significant amount of time and may miss important deadlines, you must submit in writing a letter to the LLM Admissions Office authorizing a proxy to act on your behalf.


All applicants are required to complete the disclosure questions in the Character and Fitness section of the Application. USF requires applicants to disclose any issues related to academic probation, suspension, disqualification (particularly from a previous law school). In addition all applicants must disclose any felony or misdemeanor citation, charge, arrest, conviction, or pending adjudication including a DUI (or any alcohol or drug-related offense). This includes any citation, charge, arrest or conviction that may have been dropped or expunged. Information should include the date of each incident, full explanation of the incident, including the name of the charge, and the final disposition of each charge.

In addition, all applicants are required to notify the School of Law if any changes to the information included in their Application for Admission occur after the application has been submitted. In particular, all applicants must immediately notify the Director of Admissions if any new academic probation, suspension, disqualification issues arise, or if any new charge, arrest or conviction of any felony or misdemeanor takes place after submitting the application.

Conviction is any of the following: (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, (2) a verdict or finding of guilt regardless of whether sentence is imposed by the court.  The Bar Examiners will receive reports of any such convictions from law enforcement agencies.

Newly admitted applicants are required to immediately submit a detailed written description of new disclosures to the Law School's Admissions Office if an incident occurs AFTER an offer of admission is made and to the Office of the Assistant Dean for Academic Services if an incident occurs AFTER classes begin. Information disclosed after an applicant has been offered admission will automatically result in a re-evaluation of the applicant's file.

Please note that upon submission of your USF School of Law application, you will be subject to the standards set forth in the USF School of Law Honor Code.

Failure to disclose any changes to your application or any of the Character & Fitness information noted above, may result in revocation of your admission decision, dismissal from school, revocation of any degree awarded by USF School of Law, denial of admission to the Bar, and referral to the LSAC Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process. 

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Health Insurance and Immunizations

All international students are required to have health insurance during their studies at USF. USF automatically enrolls all international students in the University Health Plan.  

All international students are also required to submit their immunization records showing proof of immunization (including the Covid-19 vaccinations) to Med + Proctor. Further details about this requirement and instructions for submissions can be found on the Health Promotion Services page under Immunization

International students will not be able to register for classes until the completed Immunization Form is received.

Visa Requirements

In order to study in the United States, all international students must receive an F-1 student visa. International students must submit a 2023-2024 Certificate of Finances Form and accompanying financial documents indicating their ability to fund their education for the entire academic year. They must also submit a copy of their passport pages with their photo demographic information (date and place of birth, country of citizenship, etc.). Upon receipt of these documents, the university will issue an I-20 form that is required to secure an F-1 student visa.


The University of San Francisco School of Law does not typically grant admission deferments. Please note, however, that some exceptions have been made to accommodate a deferment based on extenuating circumstances. Such exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Deferment requests can submitted to Julianne Cartwright Traylor, Associate Director of International Programs, at jctraylor@usfca.edu. Please keep in mind, your admission will only be deferred for one academic year.  If you were awarded a merit scholarship, your award will also remain valid for one academic year.