In an effort to address concerns you may have about the “3+3” Program, the Office of Admissions compiled responses to a list of frequently asked questions.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 716-645-2907 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your continued patience and interest in the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Students not only save one year of time and tuition by accelerating their course of study but have access to BA/JD specific programming including free LSAT Preparation Workshops, invitations to BA/JD Information Sessions and Networking Receptions, alongside access to all the School of Law offers as early as their first year of undergraduate studies. The best benefit of all may be the fact that students are able to begin their career earlier, therefore making a difference even sooner!
Yes and no. Your undergraduate institution may have specific requirements for you to enroll in the 3+3 program. Consult your academic advisor for more information.
No, your undergraduate overall/cumulative GPA must be at or above a 3.5 at the time of submitting required documents and application materials to the School of Law.
While there is no specific timeframe for taking a standardized test, 3+3 students are strongly encouraged to prepare for and take the LSAT or GRE exam before or during the summer before their Junior year. By doing so, students not only have ample time to prepare, but take the exam outside of the traditional academic semester, without the added responsibility of classwork.
Students should plan on supplying the following materials to the School of Law:
The deadline to complete either the Progression Form (UB Students only), or the LSAC Application (non-UB Students), is February 1st of your Junior year.
The final LSAT accepted for the 3+3 program is the January LSAT. The GRE must be taken no later than January 15th.
Students will be charged three years of undergraduate tuition by their undergraduate institution, and three years of law school tuition.
Participating students who withdraw or fail to successfully complete the first year of law school must complete the bachelor’s degree through their undergraduate schools.
Upon successful completion of the first-year law school (JD) curriculum, students’ JD credits are transferred to their undergraduate schools to complete and confer their undergraduate degree.
Important: Students who withdraw or fail to successfully complete the first-year law school curriculum must contact their undergraduate advisor to discuss options for completing their baccalaureate degree.