The 3+3 BS-JD Program at West Chester University

 

The 3+3 BS-JD Program at WCU enables qualified undergraduates to earn both a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor degree in six years, rather than seven. Students admitted into the 3+3 BS-JD Program at WCU complete three years of undergraduate study at WCU and then apply the credits earned during their first year of study in a partnering law school toward the fulfillment of their bachelor's degree requirements. Eligibility requirements are determined by each partnering law school.

 

Student must meet the following conditions to be eligible to apply for the 3+3 Program at Penn State Law:

 

  • Complete all major and core requirements at WCU
  • Complete 75% (90 credits) of bachelor’s requirements
  • Earn a 3.50 GPA or higher at WCU at time of application
  • Achieve an LSAT score in the top 30% of national test takers (most recently 157)
  • Satisfy all law school admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Submit completed admission application by March 31 of student’s third year

 

Recommended coursework:

  • U.S. Government
  • Political Analysis
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Statistics

Student will be admitted into the 3+3 Early Admission Program at Widener University Delaware Law School if the following conditions are met:

 

  • Complete all major and core requirements at WCU
  • Complete 75% (90 credits) of bachelor’s requirements
  • Earn a 3.00 GPA or higher every semester at WCU
  • Achieve an LSAT score at or above the median score among current Delaware Law first-year entering class
  • Satisfy all law school admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Submit completed application no later than April 1 of calendar year student plans to begin legal study

 

Student will be admitted into the Guaranteed Admission Program at Widener University Delaware Law School if the following conditions are met:

 

  • Complete all WCU degree requirements
  • Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher by time of law school application review
  • Achieve an LSAT score at or above the median LSAT score among current Delaware Law first-year entering class
  • Satisfy all law school admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Submit completed application no later than April 1 of calendar year student plans to begin legal study

 

Any student meeting the criteria for Delaware Law's 3+3 or guaranteed admission programs will be awarded a minimum $20,000 merit scholarship, renewable provided the student maintains good academic standing at Delaware Law.

 The Guaranteed Admission Program at WCU

WCU has partnered with Widener University Delaware Law School to offer eligible students, who have completed all WCU degree requirements, guaranteed admission to Widener University Delaware Law School. For specific program requirements, see above. Any student meeting the criteria for Widener University Delaware Law's 3+3 or guaranteed admission programs will be awarded a minimum $20,000 merit scholarship, renewable provided the student maintains good academic standing at Widener University Delaware Law.

 

For any questions or to receive further information on WCU's 3+3 or guaranteed admission programs, please contact Dr. Chris Stangl

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