Foreign Applicants

Applicants who completed their [undergraduate and/or] legal degrees at institutions outside the United States or Canada must fulfill additional requirements:
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English or whose education has been in a language other than English must achieve a minimum score of 100 on the¬†Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 600 on the paper-based TOEFL test or a minimum of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. More information on TOEFL is available online at and more information on IELTS is available online at .
  • The degree(s) must be from a university accredited in the country in which it is located or the applicant must be admitted to practice before the highest court in that country.
  • The applicant must submit a degree equivalency statement with an assessment of grade-point average based on foreign academic work as provided by a credentials evaluation service:

  • International Education Research Foundation
    P.O. Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231-3655
    Tel: (310) 258-9451
    Fax: (310) 342-7086 / [email protected]

    World Education Services, Inc.
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Tel: 212-966-6311
    Fax: 212-739-6100 / [email protected]

    Global Services Associates
    2554 Lincoln Boulevard, #445
    Marina del Rey, CA 90291-5082
    Tel & Fax: (310) 828-5709 / [email protected]