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    Boston College Law Degree Affiliation Established

    A new early admission agreement between The University of Scranton and Boston College Law School will allow Scranton students who meet program requirements to be eligible to earn a bachelor’s degree from Scranton and a juris doctor (JD) degree from Boston College in six, rather than seven years.
    April 16, 2019

    The University of Scranton and Boston College Law School have signed an early admissions agreement that will allow Scranton students who meet program requirements to be eligible for admission to the prestigious Jesuit law school after three years at Scranton. The agreement will take effect beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.

    The agreement, commonly referred to as a “3-3 program,” will allow Scranton students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Scranton and a juris doctor (JD) degree from Boston College in six, rather than seven years. After completion of their junior year at Scranton, the agreement allows eligible students to earn up to 30 credits for their bachelor’s degree requirements during the first year at Boston College Law School. First-year law courses would count toward both the student’s law degree and his or her bachelor’s degree at Scranton.

    To be eligible for the 3-3 program with Boston College Law School, students must have completed three years of coursework and earned a minimum of 63 credits at Scranton. Student must also have earned a cumulative G.P.A. at the time of matriculation to law school that is equal to or above the median G.P.A. of the prior year’s entering class at Boston College Law School, and have scored at or above the median LSAT score for third-year students of its previous year’s class, in addition to meeting other interview, character and fitness requirements, and remaining in good academic and discipline standing through matriculation at Scranton.

    Scranton has a Pre-Law Advisory Program that helps students navigate the law school application process throughout their undergraduate years. The program also offers assistance to Scranton alumni who wish to apply to law school. The University offers a concentration in legal studies. Scranton also has 3-3 program agreements with Villanova School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law.

    In the past four years, more than 130 Scranton graduates have received acceptance into more than 50 law schools throughout the United States, including to some of the country’s most prestigious law schools.

    For more information, visit Scranton’s pre-law webpage, or contact Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., pre-law advisor and associate professor of philosophy at The University of Scranton, at 570-941-5814 or matthew.meyer@scranton.edu.

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