The 3+3 Program allows certain undergraduate students at the University of Louisville to begin the JD program at Louisville Law one year early, receiving their bachelor’s degree after successfully completing the first year of JD coursework. To be eligible, students must complete three full academic years (90 credit hours) of postsecondary undergraduate coursework, including at least two full academic years (60 credit hours) of in-person instruction at the University of Louisville, in a qualifying major:
- Business Economics (BS)
- Criminal Justice (BS)
- Economics (BA)
- History (BA)
- Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (BA)
3+3 students must satisfy all general education requirements and major-specific coursework for their bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling at Louisville Law, unless they have received approval from their undergraduate program that first-year JD courses will satisfy outstanding major-specific requirements.
Questions about how to structure your undergraduate studies to participate in the 3+3 Program should be directed to your undergraduate program advisor.
Interested students apply to the law school during their third year of undergraduate study, and their application must be complete by the regular deadline of April 15 in order to be considered for admission under the 3+3 Program. 3+3 applicants are subject to the same entrance standards as traditional first-year applicants, and any offer of admission is contingent upon continued undergraduate academic performance.
Students admitted under the 3+3 Program pay the law school tuition rate for the duration of their enrollment at Louisville Law. 3+3 students may be able to maintain certain undergraduate scholarship funding toward tuition for the first year of the JD program. For specific questions on which of your undergraduate scholarships would or would not qualify, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office.