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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD - Juris Doctor (JD)
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The 3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD program is designed for outstanding USC undergraduates interested in attending USC Gould School of Law. You will be able to complete your undergraduate and law school studies in six years instead of the usual seven, helping you fast-track your career. The accelerated degree pathway is open to all majors.
To be considered for the 3+3 accelerated Bachelor/JD program you must:
- Complete your undergraduate degree requirements by the end of your third year of college.
- Maintain a 3.80 undergraduate cumulative GPA.
- Report an SAT/ACT score within the 85th percentile.
The law school application must be submitted by January of your third year in college. The LSAT is not currently required under this special program, however, this may be subject to change per the American Bar Association's yearly review of program regulations.
- Meet with your major academic advisor to discuss your remaining degree requirements, and the likelihood of completing your bachelor's degree in three years. If graduating in three years is feasible, request a course plan that reflects your anticipated graduation date. Make sure your STARS Report is updated, including all necessary course substitutions or waivers
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law advisor to determine your remaining degree requirements and the likelihood of completing your degree in three years.
- After meeting with a USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law advisor, submit your law school application. Application components include the following:
- All undergraduate transcripts
- Personal statement (2-4 pages)
- Two letters of recommendations (at least one academic)
- A reported SAT/ACT score within the 85th percentile
- An account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) so USC Gould can receive a Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report on your behalf.
- Personal interview
USC Gould now accepts applications for the 3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD degree submitted via LSAC. Applications will become available on October 1, 2021 and close on January 4, 2022.
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