3+3 Accelerated Law Programs

The University of Central Florida has established 3+3 Accelerated Law Programs with Touro College Law Center (Central Islip, NY) and Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee, FL). Students who meet the eligibility and admission requirements at both UCF and one of these three law schools can complete a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years rather than the traditional seven. For more information, email Kristal Johnson.

  • A 3+3 program does not guarantee admission into law school.
  • No more than 30 credit hours can be transferred from a 3+3 law school toward the 120 credit hours needed to complete a bachelor’s degree at UCF.
  • The program is not for students with an associate degree, transfer students or students with college credit hours.
  • A bachelor’s degree at UCF is not completed until the successful completion of the first year at a 3+3 law school.
  • Both the Department of Legal Studies and Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising at UCF have the discretion of accepting or denying admission to a student to a 3+3 accelerated law program.

Admission to the Florida State University College of Law law program is highly competitive. Students participating in the 3+3 program generally will be required to:

  • Take the LSAT during or before their junior year and earn a score acceptable for admission.
  • Successfully complete at least 15 credit hours of UCF course work with a 3.2 GPA at time of application.
  • Earn at least 90 undergraduate credits prior to matriculation at the law school. Participants must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at UCF.
  • Fulfill all major and graduation requirements (except the 120 credit hours) by the end of their junior year.
  • Fulfill any other requirements separately imposed by the student’s undergraduate college.
  • Apply for admission to the law school during or by the end of their junior year and by the FSU College of Law application deadline.
  • Pay the full-time law school tuition/fees rate (financial aid available).
  • Students will be notified of admission decisions by June 1.
  • A 3+3 program does not guarantee admission into law school.
  • No more than 30 credit hours can be transferred from a 3+3 law school toward the 120 credit hours needed to complete a bachelor’s degree at UCF.
  • The program is not for students with an associate degree, transfer students or students with college credit hours.
  • A bachelor’s degree at UCF is not completed until the successful completion of the first year at a 3+3 law school.
  • Both the Department of Legal Studies and Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising at UCF have the discretion of accepting or denying admission to a student to a 3+3 accelerated law program.
ELIGIBILITY
  • Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester)
  • Declared major in legal studies
  • Competitive SAT/ACT scores
  • Completion of a minimum of one semester in residence at UCF
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.3
APPLICATION TO PROGRAM
  • In freshman or sophomore year
  • Submit to UCF’s Department of Legal Studies:
    • Personal statement explaining interest in program (maximum of 500 words)
    • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Legal Studies
    • Prepare for a personal interview (to be scheduled)
ADMISSION TO TOURO LAW
  • At beginning of junior year
  • Take Law School Admission Test (LSAT) prior to applying for admission and achieve a minimum score of 149
  • Apply for admission to Touro Law by February 1
  • Submit letter to Touro Law from UCF’s legal studies’ advisor certifying successful progress toward completion of all UCF program requirements
  • Meet Touro Law’s requirements for moral fitness and character by end of junior year
  • Complete a minimum of 93 credit hours at UCF, consisting of all GEP and major in legal studies requirements
  • Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by June 1.
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