Application Process

What are the basic requirements for application?

Please refer to LL.M., Graduate and International Admissions.

What is the application deadline, and when can I begin submitting my application material?

Deadlines for application vary depending on the program and semester you are interested in. Please visit the application deadlines link on each respective program page.

When will the decisions be made? Are the decisions made on a rolling basis?

Decisions are typically made on a rolling basis. Specific admissions decisions vary by program.

How do I apply for financial aid?

For more information, please see Financial Aid for Graduate & International Programs.


Must I take any exams such as the LSAT, GRE, or TOEFL?

The LSAT and GRE are not required. The TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your primary language. The minimum TOEFL score requirement is 570 on the paper-based exam, and 230 on the computer-based. Generally, an IELTS minimum band score of 6.5 is necessary for admission, with no score below 6.0.

Learn more on the IELTS website.

What code numbers do I indicate so Temple law school may receive my TOEFL report?

Temple’s Institution Code is 2906. The Law School Department Code is 03. If using the LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service, please visit LSAC’s website.

Transcripts & Recommendations

My school does not provide transcripts, or only supplies one original. What should I provide?

For schools that do not provide official transcripts, you should do one of the following:

  • Submit a photocopy to the academic officer of the university that granted your degree with a request that the academic officer affix a new stamp or seal on the photocopy to certify that copy complies with the records on file at the University. You should also ask the university academic officer to place the newly certified copy in a sealed envelope. You must then arrange to send that certified copy to Temple without opening the envelope. An acceptable ‘official transcript’ is one that has not been handled by the student after it was sealed or stamped by the university academic officer.
  • Submit a Student Reported Record of Study (from Germany). Students submitting this record must have a notary or university official certify that the student-prepared record accurately reflects the coursework the student has completed. State Examination scores should be submitted in addition to the Record of Study documentation.
  • Alternatively, you can register with one of the credential assembly services, such as LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service, or World Education Services. These services verify non-U.S. or Canadian academic credentials that are needed in addition to a completed admissions application form.
My transcripts and/or recommendations are not in English. Must I have them translated?

Yes. All documents submitted must be in English. Translations must be made and certified by an official translator. You should submit both the original and the translated versions.

Should the transcripts and recommendations be sent together with the application forms, or may I or my recommenders send them separately?

Either way is acceptable. We will hold your materials until all items are received. Once your application, transcript, TOEFL score report, and recommendations arrive, your complete file will be forwarded to the admissions committee.

Other Questions

For answers to questions regarding our international LL.M. programs, visas and student housing for international students, please email or see our Frequently Asked Questions About International LL.M. Programs.