- J.D. degree or equivalent (J.D. or equivalent degrees earned in the United States must be from law schools that have the approval of the American Bar Association);
- official transcript from each law school attended, except the University of Baltimore School of Law;
A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program is accepted but not required.
Admission is offered to candidates whose previous academic achievement and work experience indicate high promise for success in graduate study.General Admission Procedures and Applications
General Admission Procedures and Applications
Admission to the Certificate in Estate Planning program is on a rolling basis. Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters or the summer session.
- Aug. 1 for fall semester
- Dec. 1 for spring semester
- May 1 for summer session
Applications completed after these dates may be considered, but preference is given to those received by the deadline. Different application deadlines apply to international students/graduates of foreign schools (see below).
There are two ways to apply:
Click here to apply through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, where you can create an account and download an application for UBalt’s Certificate in Estate Planning program. To receive an application fee waiver, please contact James Simermeyer.
Submit the material detailed below directly to the Graduate Tax Program Office:
- An Application (fillable form) for admission to the Certificate in Estate Planning Program. Please note that the application fee has been waived.
- Official transcripts from each law school attended should be forwarded to: Graduate Tax Office,1420 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Rm: AL 1112 (UBalt Law school graduates do not need to submit transcripts).
- A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program is accepted but not required.
Admission as International Student/Graduate of Foreign School
Application deadlines are as follows:
June 1 — for fall semester
Nov. 1 — for spring semester
March 1 — for summer session
Before applying, international applicants and those with undergraduate or law degrees from schools outside the United States should contact the International Services Office at the University. This office is responsible for obtaining visas and providing other necessary information.
International applicants must meet admission requirements in addition to those required of U.S. citizens. The applicant's visa classification and academic background determine the nature of these requirements. Nonimmigrant applicants must submit the Supplemental International Applicant Information Sheet and provide current visa documentation and evidence of financial resources.
Applicants, including U.S. citizens, who earned their undergraduate or law degree at an institution outside the United States must arrange, at their own expense, to have their academic records evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a U.S. credentials evaluation service. The applicant is responsible for providing this evaluation to the Graduate Tax Program Office.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The Supplemental International Applicant Information Sheet and information about credential evaluation are available from the International Student Advisor at 410.837.4756. The admission decision cannot be made until all necessary information has been received by the International Services Office.
For Students in the LLM in Taxation and Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law
Students in the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law and LL.M. in Taxation may take up to two courses as a guest student in the Certificate in Estate Planning without applying to the program. Interested students currently enrolled in these other programs should contact their own program director, who will coordinate cross-registration.