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3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD - Juris Doctor (JD)

USC Gould School of Law

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. (USC GPA only; not combined with any other colleges, universities, or community colleges if a transfer student).
  • Report an SAT/ACT score within the 85th percentile. Focus will be on the critical reading section.

Application Process

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.

    1. 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.
    2. Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor in the USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law to determine your remaining degree requirements and the likelihood of completing your degree in three years.
    3. After eligibility has been determined with both your undergraduate advisor and a USC Gould Undergraduate Law advisor, you will be contacted by the 3+3 Program Coordinator in the JD Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, to schedule a meeting.

Application Components

      • All undergraduate transcripts should be sent to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), including Fall 2023. If admitted, you will be required to send an updated transcript to LSAC which includes your Spring 2024 grades, and reflection of your degree and degree conferral date.
      • Personal statement (2-4 pages,12-point font, double-spaced)
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendations (at least one must be academic)
      • STARS Report
      • A copy of your SAT/ACT score
      • An account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) so USC Gould can receive a Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report on your behalf.
      • 3+3 Agreement Form
      • Personal interview

Submitting Original Work

We expect that all written components of the application will be your original work. This means that the use of Artificial Intelligence, including ChatGPT and other similar platforms, is not permitted in the completion of your application. We value statements written by the applicant that reflect their unique voice and perspective.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Application opens on LSAC’s website – September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline – December 20, 2023
  • Application Completion Deadline – January 14, 2024
  • Interviews with key stakeholders in the law school will be conducted in mid-January 2024
  • Final decision will be rendered on applications by February 2024

View Frequently Asked Questions for the 3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD degree.

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