3+3 Program

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3 + 3 = The Fast Track to Legal Success

Save time. Save money. Earn multiple degrees, plus your JD, in just six years.

Whether you’re a college junior whose legal dreams are just taking shape or a high-schooler with your eyes on the JD prize, now is the time to learn more about how you can pursue a non-traditional, time-saving path to a Cincinnati Law degree.

Our top 50 public law school is ranked as a top-value law program for a reason. We focus on results: Our students regularly pass the bar and land jobs at rates that exceed state averages.

Apply as a college junior

To apply to the Cincinnati College of Law for the 3+3 Law Program, you must be in your junior year at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in one of these programs in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Political Science
  • International Affairs
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • English
  • Africana Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Biological Chemistry – BA
  • Chemistry – BS
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology – BA
  • Sociology 

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  • Application to the 3+3 program begins with a meeting with your adviser, preferably during your freshman year as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Your adviser can help you map out a customized path to complete your requirements for your major(s) as well as the Art and Sciences Core before beginning law school.

3 steps to success

If you are in your junior year at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in one of the above programs, meet with your adviser. Together you’ll determine if you’re ready to apply for admission to the 3+3 Law Program by:

NOTE: While the 3+3 Law Program is not a guaranteed admission program, 3+3 Law candidates are considered alongside UC College of Law’s regular pool of applicants and typically have a year’s advantage over some of their peers.

In your fourth year of study as a 3+3 Law student, you will be considered a full-time law student. You will then pay UC College of Law tuition, not undergraduate tuition.

If you were awarded a renewable undergraduate scholarship, such as Cincinnatus, you may be able to apply some of that scholarship toward your College of Law tuition.

Prepare as a high school student

Are you a high-school student entering the University of Cincinnati with a passion for justice? Or are you are entering college with advanced credits, looking for valuable ways to expand your career options and make the most of your time in higher education? Find out if the 3+3 Law Program is right for you.