Iowa State University 3+3 Program

Iowa State University students can earn an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years in the 3+3 Program.

Qualified Iowa State University students can earn an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years rather than the usual seven, with guaranteed Drake Law School scholarships.

Program Overview

Students are eligible for the program with any Iowa State University major within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which manages the 3+3 Program.

Through this program, students complete three years of full-time undergraduate study, use law school courses to meet the balance of required undergraduate credits, and receive their bachelor's degree after the first year of law school.

Apply

Students should discuss the 3+3 Program with the Iowa State University 3+3 Program academic advisor, Bruce Allen (allenbs@iastate.edu, 515-294-4833), and with the Drake Law Assistant Dean of Admission Kara Blanchard (kara.blanchard@drake.edu, 515-271-2782).

The advisors will assist students to ensure that undergraduate degree requirements are met through either their three years of undergraduate study or their first year of law school.

Participants will take the LSAT and apply to Drake Law School during the fall of their third year. All 3+3 participants apply to the Law School using the normal application process; the only additional requirement is a letter from the Iowa State University 3+3 Program academic advisor confirming that the student will fulfill all the requirements for the bachelor’s degree by the end of the first year of law school.

Participation in the 3+3 Program does not guarantee admission into Drake Law School.

Financial Aid

Every Iowa State University student enrolling at Drake Law School through the 3+3 Program is guaranteed a Cyclone Scholars Award of $5,000 per year. The award is automatically renewable for all three years of law school and may be combined with other scholarships up to full tuition.

Students may qualify for additional Drake Law School scholarships.


For more information, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or law-admit@drake.edu.

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