Apply for Admission Through the 3+3 Program
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park may apply to have up to 30 credits from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law count toward completion of their baccalaureate degree. To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Completion of at least 90 credits (at least 30 of these from the University of Maryland College Park), including completion of all University of Maryland general education requirements.
- While no specific areas of study or disciplines are required for the 3+3 Dual Degree Program, you must choose a major and obtain at least 18 credits with a grade of C- or better contributing toward that major, with at least 6 of those credits at the 300-400 level.
- Be accepted by the University of Maryland Carey School of Law into its 3+3 Program.
If you meet the criteria listed above then you will need to apply to Maryland Carey Law, including submission of LSAT scores, through the normal application process. The decision to accept a qualified student into the 3+3 Dual Degree Program will be made by Maryland Carey Law. Upon admission to the School of Law, the you must submit a copy of the acceptance letter to the Division of Letters and Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to the your enrollment at Maryland Carey Law, the University of Maryland College Park will provide documentation to us confirming that you have completed all the requirements necessary for participation in the 3+3 Dual Degree Program.
Award of the BA (Arts/Law) degree by the University of Maryland College Park requires completion of all UMCP graduation requirements. If you have completed all requirements for a major at the time you enroll at Maryland Carey Law, you may be awarded the baccalaureate degree in that major after completion of 30 credits at Maryland Carey Law.
Once you are accepted into the 3+3 Dual Degree Program, you must complete all the requirements in order to receive the JD degree. Despite the fact that the last 30 credits of the BA degree are also the first 30 credits of the JD course of study, the award of the baccalaureate degree is entirely separate from the award of the JD degree. Upon completion of 30 law school credits, you must provide your law school transcript to the University of Maryland College Park and apply for conferral of the baccalaureate degree.