The School of Law participates in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) transcript evaluation program. Applicants must direct all of their undergraduate and graduate schools, including any law school attended, to submit official transcripts to the CAS. To preserve an applicant’s right to privacy, Law School Admission Council (LSAC) will not release an CAS report to any school that has not officially requested it. Applicants must request the CAS to forward their records to the School of Law along with the LSAT score.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
For information about the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), applicants may contact the LSAC at www.lsac.org, 215.968.1001, or LSAC, 662 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940. LSAT results must be on file at the School of Law before the School reviews an application. Applicants are advised to take the LSAT as early as possible in the year preceding application to law school.
Post-secondary work outside of the United States or Canada
Detroit Mercy Law requires applicants who completed more than one year of post-secondary work outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada, with the exception of study abroad, consortium or exchange programs sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution and stated as such on the home institution transcript, to have those transcript(s) evaluated by a professional educational credential evaluation service. Detroit Mercy Law recommends using the LSAC Credential Assembly Service for the evaluation of these foreign transcripts. The CAS subscription fee includes this service. For less than one year of study, an applicant submits transcripts of this work directly to University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Detroit Mercy Law requires TOEFL scores, including the Test of Written English and the Test of Spoken English, from applicants who earned their undergraduate degree outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada. Applicants should contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for TOEFL registration at www.toefl.org. Applicants submitting TOEFL results must request that ETS send TOEFL scores to LSAC. LSAC's TOEFL code is 0058. LSAC includes TOEFL scores with an applicants' CAS report.