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University of West Florida and Stetson University College of Law Partnership

The University of West Florida and Stetson University College of Law announced that they are partnering to offer a 3+3 program, starting in August 2015, that will allow aspiring attorneys to reduce the time they spend working toward a law degree.


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3+3 Program

The 3+3 Program allows high-performing UWF students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree in six years by allowing their first year of full-time course work in the J.D. Program at the Stetson University College of Law to also serve as the final year of study at UWF.

The UWF Pre-Law Advisory Committee will screen applicants to determine whether they meet the basic eligibility requirements and advise eligible students who declare an intention to apply to the Stetson University College of Law under the 3+3 Program.

To be eligible for the program, a UWF undergraduate student must:

  • Provide notice to the Pre-Law Advisory Committee of Intent to apply for the program on or before Sept. 1 of the year prior to the intended enrollment date at the College of Law.
  • Complete at least 25 percent of the total credits for the bachelor’s degree at UWF.
  • Be degree-seeking at UWF until enrollment at the Stetson University College of Law, at which point the student should have completed all degree requirements for a bachelor’s degree except elective credits. UWF will accept credit earned at Stetson as transfer credit after the student has been enrolled for one year at the Stetson University College of Law.
  • Complete all general education requirements and all other requirements for the student’s major before enrolling in the Stetson University College of Law.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in courses taken at UWF as of the date of application to the Stetson University College of Law.
  • On or before the application date, earn a minimum score on the LSAT at the 75th percentile of the most recent class to enroll at the Stetson University College of Law.
  • Receive the written recommendation of the UWF Pre-Law Advisory Committee no later than Dec. 1 in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study.
  • Apply to the Stetson University College of Law for admission into the full-time J.D. Program between Oct. 1 and Jan. 15 in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study.
  • Meet the Stetson University College of Law’s character and fitness requirements and comply with the general admissions policies.
  • Participate in the Stetson University College of Law’s academic success workshop during the student’s first year of J.D. study.

Students admitted into the Stetson University College of Law under the 3+3 Program will automatically receive a scholarship that is renewable for the second and third years of J.D. study, subject to the College of Law’s academic scholarship requirements. Students will also be considered for a book stipend up to $1,500 for their first year, redeemable at the College of Law bookstore. Upon completion of the first year of study at the Stetson University College of Law, the student will be awarded a bachelor’s degree by UWF if he or she meets all UWF requirements for graduation. Upon completion of the program of study at the College of Law, the student will receive a J.D. awarded by the College of Law.


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