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Inter-Institutional Registration (IIR) and Graduate Credit

Graduate- Level Course Option (Non-Law Coursework)

With the advance approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, a student may enroll in a maximum of six credits of courses in an accredited U.S. graduate school for credit toward the J.D. degree. In order to be approved, graduate courses must enhance a student's education.

Students must earn a C or better in any course taken at another school in order to receive academic credit for that course at the University of Baltimore School of Law, but the grades in such graduate courses are not computed in a student's grade point average. Students on academic probation are not eligible for this option. Transfer students who have received more than 29 credit hours for work at their first law school may not be eligible for this option and should consult with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students who are enrolled in combined degree programs should also read the section on combined degree programs for policies about transferring graduate credits to the J.D. degree.

Pursuant to the American Bar Association Standards for Law Schools, law students are limited to four credits of online courses per semester and 12 online credits total during their law school career.

Inter-Institutional Registration (Taking Classes at Another School in the University System of Maryland).

Students may take classes at other University System of Maryland institutions using a simplified registration process called Inter-Institutional Registration (IIR). The IIR process is used for fall and spring semesters only. Students taking summer classes at any of these institutions must apply through the Admissions office of that institution; tuition and additional fees will apply. IIR forms are available from the Office of Academic Affairs or from the Registrar's office. IIR forms must be signed by an adviser in the Office of Academic Affairs and by a designated official at the University of Maryland.

Required courses must be taken at the University of Baltimore. University of Baltimore School of Law students may enroll in elective classes at the University of Maryland School of Law if there is space in the class. Students must earn a C or better in any course taken at another school in order to receive academic credit for that course at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Grades earned at the University of Maryland School of Law will be computed in the grade point average. (Grades from courses taken at other law schools will not be computed into the grade point average.)