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University of Cincinnati 3 + 3 Law School Admissions

The University of Cincinnati 3 + 3 Law program allows eligible undergraduates at University of Cincinnati’s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years, saving a year of tuition and time over the traditional path to becoming a lawyer.   Students admitted to the University of Cincinnati College of Law under 3+3 Law will complete their bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing the first year of law school.   

Eligible Majors

To apply to UC College of Law under the 3 + 3 Law program, you must major in one of these programs in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences:  Political Science, International Affairs, History, Philosophy, Classics, Communications or  English.  Each undergraduate major has its own degree requirements which must be fulfilled before applying for 3+3 Law, so check with your A&S advisor.    

3+3 Law Application Procedures

To apply for admission to UC College of Law under 3+3 Law:

  1. you must be in your junior year at the University of Cincinnati majoring in one of the eligible programs;
  2. you must have taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT); and
  3. you must submit an application for admission to the College of Law.

In addition, the College of Arts & Sciences must certify that you are eligible for the program.  Students interested in 3 + 3 Law are encouraged to take the LSAT in October or December of their junior year and apply in January after their fall grades are available.   3+3 Law is not a guaranteed admission program;  3 + 3 Law candidates are considered alongside UC College of Law’s regular pool of applicants.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In their fourth year of study, 3+3 Law students will be full-time law students, so they will pay UC College of Law tuition, not undergraduate tuition.   Students who were awarded a renewable undergraduate scholarship, such as Cincinnatus,  may be able to apply some of that scholarship toward College of Law tuition.  You may also be eligible for scholarships and financial aid from the College of Law. 

Next Steps

Current High School Students:

Once enrolled at UC:

  • Contact your department academic advisor as soon as possible, to allow time to meet the requirements of your major.