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Simpson College 3+3 Program

Simpson College students can earn an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years in the 3+3 Program.

Qualified Simpson 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 3+3 Program with any Simpson College major.

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.


Students should discuss the 3+3 Program with the Simpson College 3+3 Program advisor, Professor Mark Juffernbruch (, 515-961-1880), and with the Drake Law Assistant Dean of Admission Kara Blanchard (, 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 Simpson 3+3 Program 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 Simpson student enrolled at Drake Law School through the 3+3 Program is guaranteed a Simpson 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 Drake Law Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or, or the Simpson College Admissions Office at or 1-800-362-2454.

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