Florida Coastal School of Law has established 3+3 Accelerated Law Programs with

•    Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
•    Edward Waters College  (Jacksonville, FL)

Students who meet the eligibility and admission requirements at both Florida Coastal School and one of these two undergraduate institutions can complete a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years rather than the traditional seven, saving a year of time and costs.

OVERVIEW – 3+3 Eligibility and Admissions

•    A 3+3 program does not guarantee admission into Florida Coastal School of Law.
•    No more than 30 credit hours will transfer from a 3+3 law school toward the 120 credit hours needed to complete a bachelor’s degree.
•    A bachelor’s degree at JU and EWC is not complete until the successful completion of the first year at Florida Coastal School of Law.
•    Both Jacksonville University and Edward Waters College have the discretion of accepting or denying admission to a student to the 3+3 accelerated law program at the undergraduate level.

 

Florida Coastal School of Law + Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL

Florida Coastal School of Law + Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester).
  • Eligible JU students must complete all core curriculum and major specific course requirements by the end of their junior year.
  • The remaining general elective credits and up to 9 credits of elective courses within the major need to earn the baccalaureate degree will be taken as a first-year law student at Coastal Law and will satisfy the remaining requirements to obtain a BA, BS or a BBA degree from JU.
  • Participants can earn no more than 30 units of lower division credit from an institution other than JU - all upper division courses must be taken at JU, making participation in the program more difficult for transfer students.
  • Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 3.30 as reported by Law School Admission Council.
  • The first year of law school will be completed with the minimum cumulative GPA required by Coastal Law to remain in good standing.
  • Credits required for graduation from JU must be earned by the end of August following the first year of law school.

APPLICATION TO PROGRAM

JU participants must consult with the Advising Center as early as possible to ensure courses and sequencing are on-track.

ADMISSION TO FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL LAW

At the beginning of Junior year:

  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) before applying for admission and achieve a minimum score of 154.
  • Participants must have their LSAT scores available by February of the junior year at JU.
  • Apply for admission to Florida Coastal School of Law by February 1.
  • Meet Florida Coastal School of  Law’s requirements for moral fitness and character.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester).
  • Meeting with a 3+3 advisor to map out course work
  • Completion of all PLA courses with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 as reported by Law School Admission Council.
  • EWC students that have a cumulative GPA below 3.0 can be considered for admission to the 3 + 3 Law Program, but FCSL reserves the right to deny admission to such students in FCSL’s sole discretion.
  • The first year of law school will be  completed with the minimum cumulative GPA required by Coastal Law to remain in good standing.
  • Each EWC student entering the 3 + 3 Law Program must complete all of the General Education requirements under Florida Statute 1007.25 before enrollment in the 3 + 3 Law Program.  

APPLICATION TO PROGRAM

EWC participants must consult with the Advising Center as early as possible to ensure courses and sequencing are on-track.

ADMISSION TO FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW

At the beginning of Junior year:

  • Take Law School Admission Test (LSAT) before applying for admission.  All EWC students must meet the minimum LSAT score as determined by FCSL before being admitted into the JD program.
  • Apply for admission to Florida Coastal School of Law by February 1.
  • Meet Florida Coastal School of  Law’s requirements for moral fitness and character.
  • All EWC students admitted into the FCSL J.D. program through the 3+3 agreement with EWC will be awarded a one-time tuition scholarship for $5,000 for their 1L year in addition to any other scholarships awarded.  


 

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