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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)
  • Barry University School of Law (Orlando, FL)
  • 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.

Dr. Margarita Koblasz, J.D.

HPA I Suite 343

First Time In College (FTIC) Students at UCF

UCF + Touro College

Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Central Islip, New York

  • 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

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)
  • 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.

    First Time In College (FTIC) Students at UCF

    UCF + Barry University

    Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

    Orlando, Florida

    • Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester)
    • Declared major in legal studies
    • Completion of a minimum of one semester in residence at UCF
    • Meeting with legal studies’ advisor to map out course work
    • Completion of all PLA courses with at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.3
    • Application to 3+3 program by second semester

    By second semester at UCF

    • 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 BARRY LAW OR TOURO LAW

    • Take Law School Admission Test (LSAT) prior to applying for admission and achieve a minimum score of 149
    • Apply for admission to Barry Law or Touro Law by February 1
    • Submit letter to Barry Law or Touro Law from UCF’s legal studies’ advisor certifying successful progress toward completion of all UCF program requirements

    By end of junior year

    • Complete at least 102 credit hours toward bachelor’s degree, consisting of associate’s degree credit hours and 42 hours of PLA core and elective courses in legal studies’ major

    BARRY LAW OR TOURO LAW WILL NOTIFY APPLICANTS OF ADMISSIONS DECISIONS BY JUNE 1.

    First Time In College (FTIC) and Transfer Students at UCF

    UCF + Florida State University of Law

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Admission to the FSU College of Law J.D. 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 UCF 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).

    FSU LAW WILL NOTIFY APPLICANTS OF ADMISSIONS DECISIONS BY JUNE 1


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