University of California Hastings College of the Law Transcripts

University of California Hastings College of the Law Transcripts

After you register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), you must have a separate transcript sent to LSAC directly from each undergraduate and graduate institution you attended in the United States, its territories/associated states, or Canada.

It is your responsibility to request an official copy of all required transcripts to be sent to LSAC directly from each institution you attended, even if you didn’t complete your degree.

Required Transcripts

Law schools require transcripts from the following institutions you have attended:

Community colleges

Undergraduate and graduate institutions

Law, medical, or professional institutions

Institutions attended for summer or evening courses

Institutions attended even though a degree was never received

Institutions from which you took college-level courses while in high school even though they were for high school credit

Institutions that clearly sponsored your overseas study (see below for more information)

International transcripts, if applicable

Transcripts must be sent from institutions even if

Credit was transferred from an institution and it appears on another institution’s transcript.

The institution is unaccredited.

The institution is closed. (These transcripts are usually maintained by the department of higher education or by another school in the state in which the school was located, so you will need to contact the state’s department of higher education. For international transcripts, contact the Ministry of Education in the country where the school was located.)

“Withdraw,” “incomplete,” etc., are the only grades listed.

You have just enrolled. (Request that the registrar’s office sends a transcript of courses “in progress” or a statement of current enrollment. The document must bear the official registrar’s seal.)

Clear Sponsorship vs. Transfer Credit

Clear sponsorship means

The courses received the sponsoring institution’s academic credit (not transfer credit).

The course codes, titles, credits earned, and grades appear on the sponsoring institution’s transcript.

Typically, these grades and credits are included in the sponsoring institution’s cumulative GPA.

The courses are often administered and taught by the sponsoring institution’s faculty at an overseas institution.

Work that appears as transfer credit on the sponsoring institution’s transcript has not been completed under the clear sponsorship of the institution, even if it is referenced as being completed under the institution’s exchange program, study-abroad program, or consortium.

However, grades received in courses transferred from other institutions are typically not reported on the sponsoring institution’s transcript, nor included in the sponsoring institution’s GPA.

They simply contribute credit toward a degree or elective requirement, assuming a grade of C or better was attained. (Grades of C- and below typically do not transfer.)

Confirming Your Institutions Attended

To confirm your institutions attended and generate your Transcript Request Forms, follow these steps:

Log in to your LSAC.org account.

Once on your My Home page, click the “Credentials & CAS” tab at the top of the page. Then click the “Add Institutions” link under the “Actions and Information” heading.

For any institutions that are already listed, click Edit to complete your information.

Add any additional institutions that you have attended.

Once you have entered all of your institution information, scroll down to the bottom of the My Institutions Attended page and click Continue.

Review your information to ensure that it is accurate. Then hit Confirm.

Visit the Transcripts page of your account. A Transcript Request Form link will be listed below each institution. Click these links to access your forms. (It may take a few minutes for the forms to generate in your account.)

Ordering Your Transcripts

Transcripts issued to you or sent by you will not be processed. It is your responsibility to request an official copy of all required transcripts to be sent to LSAC directly from the registrar’s office of each institution OR from one of the following approved electronic transcript transfer sources:

National Student Clearinghouse

Credentials Solutions

Scrip-Safe

Parchment

Unless your school uses one of the above electronic transcript transfer sources and participates in the electronic transfer delivery service, you must use LSAC’s Transcript Request Forms when requesting transcripts from your institutions.

Not all schools participate in sending transcripts via Electronic Transfer even though they may use one of the services listed above. (For example, some schools using these services will only deliver a paper copy or an electronic PDF version of your transcript.) If your school does not participate in delivery via Electronic Transfer, you must request that your official transcript be mailed to LSAC. If your institution has an established account with LSAC, official transcripts may be uploaded to LSAC via the registrar portal of the LSAC website. To avoid processing delays, all mailed transcripts should be sent to:

LSAC
662 Penn Street

Box 2000-M
Newtown, PA 18940-0993

The address to which your transcripts must be sent will be printed on your Transcript Request Forms. You need not worry about an address when using one of the electronic services.

Transcripts issued on behalf of your institution through any other service will not be accepted electronically. You must request that the service mail the official transcript along with LSAC’s Transcript Request Form.

Please Note:

  1. Transcripts will not be accepted via email.
  2. Most institutions charge a fee for forwarding transcripts.

Transcript Processing

LSAC will process your transcripts within two weeks of the date that they are received.

Additional time is required to process and evaluate transcripts from international institutions that you attended for more than one year.

Updating Your Transcript Information

Candidates must have official transcripts sent to LSAC for any additional academic work completed, including degrees obtained, to update the file. If your Law School Report has already been sent to requesting law schools, an updated report will be transmitted, provided their terms are still active. To have an updated transcript sent to LSAC, please follow the instructions above to order your transcripts.

Financial Obligations

If you attended an institution and are unable to obtain transcripts from that institution due to a financial obligation, you must indicate this when registering for CAS. If the institution is the only undergraduate institution you attended, or if you have attended multiple undergraduate institutions and have outstanding financial obligations with all of them, LSAC cannot produce your Law School Reports.