Six-Year Bachelor's & Law Degree

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

Getting Started 

If you're interested in the Six-Year Bachelor's/Law Degree Program, you should start by applying to the undergraduate institution. Once accepted, you can begin planning your academic program with Assistant Dean Sharon Lenzie and preparing to apply to the Law School during your junior year. 

What to Know Before You Apply

Undergraduates who seek early admission to Suffolk University Law School must complete the following to have their application considered: 

  • Declare their interest to the CAS Academic Dean's Office as early as the start of 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 all courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall and in the major
  • Complete any major or minor residency requirements (if applicable) 
  • Note that credit earned through the CLEP test may not be counted toward the minimum Suffolk undergraduate credit requirement
  • Obtain a confirmation 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 Six-Year Program shall pay Law School tuition upon matriculation into the Law School. 

If the student fails to meet the academic standing requirements of the Law School, the student will leave the Law School and may return to their former 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.

Students should note that failing to meet SAP requirements will impact their ability to receive financial aid. Learn more about the standards required for financial aid SAP.

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