Guest Admission & Application Information


Guest admission is available to law school graduates and to members of the bar who may need to take a course or courses to supplement previous studies or for professional reasons. Guest students may take no more than eight credits total at the School of Law. Credits earned as a guest student will not be applied to degree requirements should the student enroll in a Carey Law degree program in the future. Not all offerings and programs are open to guest students, and enrollment is dependent upon the availability of space and administrative approval. Lastly, guest students are subject to the same academic regulations and procedures as regularly enrolled students.

Graduates of US Law Schools, including Maryland Carey Law:
Please follow the application procedures outlined below. Review the Curriculum, Advising, and Policies. We encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions at to inquire if the course you may wish to take has openings.

International Visitor Applicants:
If you are currently enrolled at a law school outside of the United States, and would like to spend one or two semesters studying at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, please submit our International Visitor Application.

Application Deadline

The deadlines to submit the application for guest admission are:

Fall:  Postmarked by July 1
Spring:  Postmarked by December 1
Summer: Postmarked by May 1

Guest Application Check-List

A completed application file for a Guest applicant consists of:

  • Application for Guest Admission
    If there are openings in the course(s) of interest to you, submit an Application for Guest Admission.
  • $70 application fee
    Check or money order made payable to the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Transcript
    Submit an official law school transcript to the Admissions Office of the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law or a letter from the Registrar of your law school verifying your date of graduation.
  • Statement of Interest:
    Please submit a brief statement explaining why you are interested in taking a course(s) at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law.
  • Application for In-State Classification (Maryland Residents Only): The Office of the Registrar for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, makes residency determinations. Applicants claiming Maryland residency must complete an Application for In-State Classification, and submit the application to the University’s Office of the Registrar. The Application for In-State Classification can be sent via e-mail to All applicants are considered non-residents for tuition purposes until the Application for In-State Classification has been submitted and approved.

How to Apply

Please print, sign and date your application form. Submit your completed application form and additional required materials along with a non-refundable application fee of $70 (check or money order made payable to the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law) by mail, fax or scan and email to the Office of Admissions:

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Attn:  Office of Admissions
500 West Baltimore Street, Suite 130
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

 (410)706-1793 (fax)

If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (410) 706-3492 or Be sure to notify us promptly of any change in your address as well as any new facts that may change the responses to any part of your application.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran's status, or age. The University is required by federal regulatory agencies to supply admissions and enrollment information by racial, ethnic and gender categories. Provision of the information is voluntary and will not be used to determine eligibility for admission.

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No provision of this website shall be construed as a contract between any applicant or student and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The University and the School of Law reserve the right to make changes without prior notice in requirements for admission, curriculum, programs and their availability, standards for advancement and graduation, and rules and regulations. The University also reserves the right to make changes in the rates of tuition and fees. The University further reserves the right to ask a student to withdraw at any time when it is considered to be in the best interest of the University.