3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Program

Suffolk undergraduate students who want to pursue a legal education have the opportunity to pursue Suffolk's 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Program. This highly selective program has limited capacity and is ideal for highly motivated and academically outstanding undergraduates intent on earning a JD.

A select number of outstanding Suffolk undergraduates may gain early admission to Suffolk University Law School at the end of junior year. Such students are able to earn their bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the customary seven.

Declare Your Pathway as Early as the Freshman Year

Only Suffolk students with distinctly superior records and LSAT scores can expect to qualify for the 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Program. Students interested in applying to the 3+3 Program should be planning their academic programs accordingly beginning freshman year or as soon as possible thereafter.

Students in a number of majors can apply for the 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Program, including, but not limited to:

Undergraduates who seek early admission to Suffolk University Law School must complete all requirements to have their application considered including:

  • Declare their interest to the CAS Academic Dean's Office as early as the start of the freshman year
  • Complete a minimum of 96 semester hours toward the bachelor's degree, including ALL degree requirements other than free elective credits (a minimum of 45 semester hours must be completed as an undergraduate at Suffolk University)
  • Complete any major or minor residency requirements (if applicable) 
  • Earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA as well as a 3.5 GPA in the major
  • Note that credit earned through the CLEP test may not be counted toward the minimum Suffolk undergraduate credit requirement
  • Obtain a letter from the assistant dean of the College confirming that the student's undergraduate requirements (other than free electives) are on track to be completed by the end of junior year
  • Take the LSAT prior to applying to the Law School. Applicants must earn a score that is equal to or greater than the median score of the Law School's entering class for the previous year
  • If admitted to the Law School, obtain a second letter from the assistant dean of the College confirming that undergraduate requirements will be complete at the end of the junior year. This letter must be sent to Suffolk Law Admission by the assistant dean of the College no later than July 1

Apply to Law School in the Fall Semester of Junior Year

Applicants for admission under this program should follow the normal Law School application procedure. Applications are due no later than April 1. The Suffolk University Law School Admission Committee will make a decision according to regular application timelines and procedures and only after it receives a completed application. Students who are accepted and enrolled in the 3+3 Program shall pay Law School tuition upon matriculation into the Law School.

If after one semester of Law School the student has failed to meet the academic standing requirements of the Law School, the student will leave the Law School and return to the College to finish the undergraduate degree. Any passing courses taken at the Law School will be converted to four credit courses and be applied to the undergraduate degree as free electives.

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