3 + 3 Program
Florida Coastal School of Law has established 3+3 Programs with Jacksonville University.
Students who meet the eligibility and admission requirements at both Florida Coastal School and Jacksonville University 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.
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 is not complete until the successful completion of the first year at Florida Coastal School of Law. Jacksonville University has the discretion of accepting or denying admission to a student to the 3+3 accelerated law program at the undergraduate level.
FCSL + JU ELIGIBILITY
- Full-time student (12+ 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 LSAC (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 – Jacksonville University 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 your junior year:
- Take the Law School Admision 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 admision to Florida Coastal School of Law by February 1
- Meet Florida Coastal School of Law’s requirements for moral fitness and character