'3+3' Early Admission Joint Program With Texas Tech School of Law
Honors students in good standing who are working toward the B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.M., or B.G.S. degree in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, or the Honors College may gain early admission to the Texas Tech University School of Law by completing coursework totaling a minimum of 100 semester hours in their undergraduate college and then completing the first year of coursework at the Texas Tech School of Law.
To be eligible to participate in this program, students must meet all of the following criteria:
- Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5.
- Have an LSAT score that places them in the top half nationwide.
- Have an SAT of at least 1300 or an ACT of at least 29.
- Be enrolled in the Honors College and making satisfactory progress toward an Arts and Sciences
- B.A., B.S., or B.G.S. degree consistent with the regulations established by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College.
- Submit an Honors certification form to the Honors College at the time of application to the Law School.
Of the 100 semester hours of undergraduate work, at least the last 30 must be completed from Texas Tech. This minimum will apply to transfer students from other colleges, provided they have satisfactorily completed the work outlined in the freshman and sophomore years or its equivalent. (Note that the Honors College residency requirement generally requires a minimum of three long semesters of work from Texas Tech for Honors graduation.)
The 100 hours of work must satisfy all graduation requirements for the B.A., B.S., or B.G.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech, with the exception of requirements in the minor. Honors students must complete the minimum requirements for an Honors College designation as outlined in the Honors Student Handbook.
To earn the baccalaureate degree, the applicant for a degree under this plan must submit an official transcript from the Texas Tech School of Law following completion of the first year of coursework in the School of Law. Evidence of the successful completion of the first year of law school coursework (totaling 29 hours) will substitute for the 18 hours required for the minor and any electives needed (totaling up to 11 hours) for the baccalaureate degree.
The total number of credit hours from outside the College of Arts and Sciences (including those transferred as non-Arts and Sciences credit) and the credit hours from the School of Law applied to the baccalaureate degree cannot exceed 30 hours.
Any student selecting the “3+3” Early Admission Program option should plan carefully in consultation with the associate deans of the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at least one year prior to beginning professional school. Due to the unique nature of the law school application process, students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the School of Law at least two years prior to the desired start date for law school. Students must apply for the “3+3” program during the fall semester of their third year and must take the LSAT by December of that year. The Admissions Committee applies the same standards and procedures to both “3+3” applicants and traditional admission applicants. Students wishing to pursue the “3+3” program also must file a degree plan with an Arts and Sciences major and a legal studies minor at least one semester prior to beginning their coursework in the School of Law.
Further information: www.law.ttu.edu/prospective/specialprograms/honors3, www.prelaw.ttu.edu, and www.honr.ttu.edu.Back to Top
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