- College of Community Innovation and Education
- Legal Studies
Students seeking admission to either Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida, or Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, New York, through the accelerated legal studies program will meet all admissions requirements for the above referenced law school(s) and obtain a B.A./B.S. in Legal Studies after completion of the first year of the law school curriculum and all UCF requirements.
- Students should apply for selection into this program no later than the end of the first semester of their junior year. Early student applications will also be accepted. Eligibility requirements include being a declared Legal Studies major, SAT score of 1175, high school GPA of 3.6, successful completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of UCF course work with a 3.2 UCF GPA, completion of at least 33 credit hours of the required coursework in sections 4 and 5 below in residence at UCF, a personal statement essay, two letters of recommendation and a personal interview. More information about the admission and selection process (as well as deadlines for the application process) may be found at http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/legalstudies/index.shtml.
- Students selected by UCF faculty members for participation in the Accelerated Law Program must complete all UCF General Education Program requirements, all requirements for the major (B.A. or B.S.) in Legal Studies, and at least 90 total credit hours towards the baccalaureate degree.
- Participants must maintain a minimum 3.2 overall GPA and cumulative 3.5 GPA in all UCF legal studies coursework. Failure to achieve minimum GPA requirements in any one semester may disqualify a student from further participation in the 3+3 Accelerated Law program.
- Participating students may elect to complete their UCF bachelor’s degree in residence at UCF under the following circumstances: students not accepted by Barry or Touro Law may complete their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree; students who decide to opt out of the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program may elect to fulfill their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree; and students who do not successfully complete their first year of course work at law school may elect to return to UCF to fulfill their remaining requirements for graduation from UCF with a bachelor’s degree. Students decelerating to UCF decelerate back into the Legal Studies (B.A. or B.S.) degree program. Students decelerating to UCF are bound by the UCF catalog requirements applicable to the year the student first entered UCF. For students passing some, but not all, of their required first year classes at Barry or Touro, classes successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better will transfer back to UCF towards the successful completion of the student’s electives needed for graduation.
- Only courses with grades of “C” (2.0) or better can be transferred to UCF’s legal studies’ program of study.
- Students are required to consult with a departmental advisor each semester at UCF to ensure that student is wholly advised as to all specific program requirements. Failure to meet with a departmental advisor each semester constitutes grounds for dismissal from the Accelerated Law Program.
Tuition and Fees
$212.28 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)