Application for Admission

Application for Admission

Standards and Policies

  • The Admission Committee (officers of the corporation and the Dean of Raymond C. Dabney University), consider evidence of intellectual ability, motivation, and character for all applicants without regard to sex, race, color, age, ethnic origin, or financial barriers.
  • Documentation under consideration includes undergraduate transcripts, faculty appraisals, the applicant’s personal statement and personal references.
  • The Committee also considers diversity in such other areas as work experience, present career, age experience, minority status, community service and other special circumstances brought to the attention of the Admissions Committee.
  • The affordability of our law study opens the education gate of opportunity to all qualified prospective law school applicants; including but not limited to single working parents, mid-career adults, military personnel and other traditional attendance students who are motivated and self-disciplined.

The Admission Committee is looking for students from all walks of life to enter the R.C.D.U. degree and diploma programs.

To be admitted, students must meet the requirements established by the State Bar of California, Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education [B.P.P.E.], the State Bar of California and American Heritage University of Southern California. This is accomplished by satisfying the criteria of the California registered online law school. R.C.D.U. recommends A.H.U.S.C.

State Bar of California Requirements:
Even though its California Bar Registration is pending, R.C.D.U.; A.H.U.S.C. nevertheless employs these bar policies and procedures.

“Before beginning the study of law, [an applicant later seeking admission to practice must] have done either of the following:  

  1. Completed at least 2 years of college work, which college work shall be not less than one-half of the collegiate work acceptable for a bachelor’s degree granted upon the basis of a four-year period of study by a college or university approved by the examining committee.
  2. Have attained in apparent intellectual ability the equivalent of at least two years of the college work by taking any examinations in such subject matters and achieving the scores thereon as are prescribed by the examining committee.”

Academy Standards


Applicants who have not completed at least two years of college work in accordance with Rule VII, Section 1 of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California may satisfy the general education requirements of Rule VII by attaining certain scores on the following general examinations administered by the College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.):

  1. English Composition (or) English Composition with Essay; and
  2. Two of the following:
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences and History

Effective July 1, 2001, the credit granting score for each examination is 50 or higher. One should check with the College Board for any changes in eligibility made by the Board.

The current cost for each examination is $46.00.

Applicants must register to take the examinations directly with C.L.E.P., and request that score reports be submitted by C.L.E.P. to the Office of Admissions of the State Bar of California and to Raymond C. Dabney University.

Copies of information brochures and registration forms are available at local colleges and universities, or by contacting:


P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 800-257-9558 or 212-237-1331
Fax: 610-628-3726
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Professionals)
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Students)
Web: C.L.E.P
Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.


For further information or for a C.L.E.P. information flyer, please contact C.L.E.P. at the above address; or

The State Bar of California
San Francisco (Main Office)
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
The State Bar of California
Los Angeles
845 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515

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