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The Admissions team at Abraham Lincoln University is here to help you with your application.

We invite you to explore how ALU’s online degree programs can work for you. Additional information is available for those who seek transfer credit or want to study at ALU as an international student.

General Admissions Requirements

  • Identify your program of interest and contact Admissions at +1 (213) 252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.
  • An ALU Admissions representative will serve as your point of contact to ensure that all documentation is provided so that Student Services can develop an individual degree plan that shows the best cost savings value of any possible transfer credits. They will also provide you with a summary of courses that are required for graduation.
  • Begin the online application form and select the appropriate application type from the drop-down menu.
  • Read and complete the appropriate program-specific admission requirements for your desired program below.
  • Order and submit your transcripts. Abraham Lincoln University typically requires official transcripts or official documentation for admissions committee review, so be ready to ask your post-secondary institution(s) to send official, sealed transcripts to registrar@alu.edu or:
Abraham Lincoln University

Admissions Department
100 W. Broadway, Ste 600
Glendale, CA 91210, U.S.A.

Online Application Form

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

Applicants for an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program at Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) must submit the following items:

  • An application form, with an application fee/credit evaluation fee where applicable. All applicants except for U.S. military and veteran students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 by credit card, debit card, or e-check in order for applications to be processed. Credit and debit card payments will be charged an additional 3.5% convenience fee. The application/credit evaluation fee is for evaluation of any previously earned credit for possible transfer toward an ALU degree program.
  • Proof of High School Graduation or its equivalent.
  • Documentation of a current government-issued photo ID.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Transcripts for any previous baccalaureate study that the applicant wants to submit to ALU for possible transfer credit into an ALU program. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Abraham Lincoln University Registrar’s Office by the granting institution(s). Due to this step being potentially time-consuming, applicants are advised to submit transcripts early. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to the Registrar initially to expedite transfer credit evaluation, but students who are admitted to the university must submit official transcripts no later than 30 days from the start of the course.
  • For applicants who are seeking to use Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits:
    • DD214 Form;
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. If the applicant is unable to obtain official transcripts, please contact the admissions office for guidance;
    • Note: Once admitted to the University, students using VA educational benefits must submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE or NOBE) before the start of the first applicable course.

Once all admissions and enrollment action items are complete, students are enrolled into an online orientation course and are provided access to the Student Learning Center.

Applicants for a graduate degree program (master’s level), including graduate-level certificate programs, at Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) must submit the following items:
  • An application form, with an application fee/credit evaluation fee where applicable. All applicants except for U.S. military and veteran students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 by credit card, debit card, or e-check in order for applications to be processed. Credit and debit card payments will be charged an additional 3.5% convenience fee. The application/credit evaluation fee is for evaluation of any previously earned credit for possible transfer toward an ALU degree program.
  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree in the form of an official transcript from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or an equivalent degree from a recognized foreign college or university.
  • Documentation of a current government-issued photo ID.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Transcripts for any previous baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate study that the applicant wants to submit to ALU for possible transfer credit into an ALU program. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Abraham Lincoln University Registrar’s Office by the granting institution(s). Due to this step being potentially time-consuming, applicants are advised to submit transcripts early. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to the Registrar initially to expedite transfer credit evaluation, but students who are admitted to the university must submit official transcripts no later than 30 days from the start of the course.
  • For applicants who are seeking to use Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits:
    • DD214 Form;
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. If the applicant is unable to obtain official transcripts, please contact the admissions office for guidance;
    • Note: Once admitted to the University, students using VA educational benefits must submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE or NOBE) before the start of the first applicable course.
  • One (1) Professional/ Academic Reference Form.
  • A Statement of Purpose addressing why you are seeking the degree.
Once all admissions and enrollment action items are complete, students are enrolled into an online orientation course and are provided access to the Learning Center.

Applicants for a doctorate degree program (except for the J.D degree program), including post-graduate certificate programs, at Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) must submit the following items:

  • An application form, with an application fee/credit evaluation fee where applicable. All applicants except for U.S. military and veteran students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 by credit card, debit card, or e-check in order for applications to be processed. Credit and debit card payments will be charged an additional 3.5% convenience fee. The application/credit evaluation fee is for evaluation of any previously earned credit for possible transfer toward an ALU degree program.
  • Evidence of a master’s degree in the form of an official transcript from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or an equivalent degree from a recognized foreign college or university.
  • Documentation of a current government issued photo ID.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Transcripts for any previous baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate study that the applicant wants to submit to ALU for possible transfer credit into an ALU program. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Abraham Lincoln University Registrar’s Office by the granting institution(s). Due to this step being potentially time-consuming, applicants are advised to submit transcripts early. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to the Registrar initially to expedite transfer credit evaluation, but students who are admitted to the university must submit official transcripts no later than 30 days from the start of the course.
  • For applicants who are seeking to use Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits:
    • DD214 Form;
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. If the applicant is unable to obtain official transcripts, please contact the admissions office for guidance;
    • Note: Once admitted to the University, students using VA educational benefits must submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE or NOBE) before the start of the first applicable course.
  • One (1) Doctoral Applicant Reference Form
  • A Statement of Purpose addressing why you are seeking the degree.

When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status.

An ALU School of Law admissions representative will serve as your point of contact to ensure that you provide accurate and complete information on all application steps. All admissions items are necessary to determine qualifications and an applicant’s potential to practice law. All items are required before an applicant’s package can be submitted to the admissions committee. More items are required for students with additional circumstances regarding prior law school history or other issues – please see below.

  1. Complete an application form and submit an application fee. All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 by a credit card, debit card, or e-check in order for applications to be processed, except for active-duty military and veteran prospects who qualify for an application fee waiver. Credit and debit card payments will be charged an additional 3.5% convenience fee.
  2. Complete an Online Assessment Test. If you received an LSAT of 140 or above, upon verification you are not required to take the assessment test.
  3. Provide a current government-issued photo ID.
  4. Write a Personal Statement between 300-500 words answering:
    • Why do you want to attend law school?
    • What will you do when you receive your J.D?
  5. Provide official transcripts as evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a col­lege or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or an equivalent degree from a recognized foreign college or university. Transcripts must be sent directly to Abraham Lincoln University by the granting institution(s). Send official, sealed transcripts to registrar@alu.edu or:
    • Abraham Lincoln University
      Admissions Department
      100 W. Broadway, Ste 600
      Glendale, CA 91210, U.S.A.
    • Unofficial transcripts will be considered, but official transcripts should be submitted promptly for review. At latest, the University must receive official transcript(s) from the institution(s) you attended within 30 days of the start of the course.
    • Students applying for Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational benefits must provide:
      • DD214 Form
      • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. If unable to obtain official transcripts, please contact the admissions office.

Students applying for the Juris Doctor are required to present transcripts from their Bachelor’s degree or higher. All submitted academic credentials must be earned from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Degrees earned from institutions outside of the US must be presented with an official translation for degree and subject equivalency comparable to instruction in the United States, provided by a credential evaluation service approved by the State Bar of California. The ALU admissions office will provide a list of these services upon request.

Additional steps are required for students who have prior law school history, international students, or those who may have issues that otherwise touch on qualifications and potential. A member of ALU’s admissions team can assist you at +1 (213) 252-5100 ext. 1 or admissions@alu.edu regarding these scenarios.

For more information and disclosures about our Juris Doctor program including the Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Information Report (admissions data, tuition and fees, financial aid, enrollment data, employment outcomes, General Bar Examination passage data, and more) please visit our consumer information page.

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