3+3 PROGRAMS: EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S AND LAW DEGREES IN SIX YEARS

3 + 3 program at The University of Akron's School of LawFor undergraduates in select programs, you can earn your bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of seven. To complete law school, you typically need four years to complete a bachelor’s degree and three years to complete a law degree (juris doctor degree).

Akron Law’s new 3 + 3 Program allows eligible undergraduate students participating in partner programs to apply to Akron Law in their junior year of college.

Students admitted under the program fulfill their senior year of undergraduate credits through the successful completion of their first-year law school courses, allowing them to graduate with both a bachelor’s and law degree in just six years, saving a year of tuition and related costs, and they begin their legal careers a year ahead of time.

Applicants

Pursuant to Akron Law’s 3 + 3 policy, an applicant must be in his or her junior year and participating in a partner program. Applicants must also meet his or her undergraduate institution’s criteria for eligibility.

Typically, you must have a 3.4 grade point average and 150 LSAT score to qualify for admission.  However, this might vary depending on your program.  Each undergraduate institution determines which majors and programs are eligible for participation. 

Eligible programs

The University of Akron - Political Science Department | Department site

Robert Morris University | Program details

Walsh University | Program details

Mount Union  |  Details to come

Youngstown State University | Details to come

Application requirements

In addition to being an eligible junior in a partner program, applicants must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), complete the law school application, and submit a certification of eligibility from the partner program. Applicants can request the certification form from the contact person at their institution as listed above. 3 + 3 candidates are considered alongside Akron Law’s regular pool of applicants.

Applicants to the 3 + 3 program are encouraged to take the LSAT in October or December of their junior year in college and apply in January after their fall grades are available. However, later applications, including those from June LSAT-takers, will also be considered.

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Tuition

Students admitted under the 3 + 3 program will pay tuition only to Akron Law during their law school career.

Next steps

Students at partner institutions should talk to their school’s 3 + 3 advisor to determine their eligibility. Contact your advisor early in your college career to allow time to meet your school’s requirements. You should also learn more about Akron Law by attending one of our Admissions Open Housesscheduling a personal visit or attending a recruiting event in your area.

Questions

Questions about the 3 + 3 program can be directed to your school’s 3 + 3 advisor or Nolan James, Akron Law's Assistant Dean of Admissions.

You can also contact Akron Law’s Admissions Office for general information or to schedule a visit (lawadmissions@uakron.edu).