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)
- 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, saving a year of time and costs.
OVERVIEW – 3+3 Eligibility and Admissions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
TOURO LAW WILL NOTIFY APPLICANTS OF ADMISSIONS DECISIONS BY JUNE 1.