Special Programs for Pre-Law Students



Tulane University Law School offers a joint degree program for eligible Tulane students at Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) and the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), commonly referred to as the "3-3 Program."  Qualified undergraduates of NTC or SCS may apply for admission to Tulane Law School during the junior year (or credit-count equivalent). If admitted, students enroll as full-time law students during what would otherwise be the senior year. At the successful conclusion of that year, the BA or BS is awarded. After two more years of full-time law study, the JD is awarded. This program enables students to receive the BA/BS and the JD in as few as six years.


How to Apply to Tulane Law School via the 3/3 Program

♦ Meet with a pre-law advisor to discuss your interest and eligibility, sooner rather than later to ensure you will meet eligibility criteria by the end of your sixth semester/junior year. To schedule an appointment, click here.

♦ Complete and return the eligibility form provided by the pre-law advisor. This entails gathering the signature of your major advisor who can certify that you will have completed all of your major requirements by the end of your junior year. You will also need the signature of your academic advisor, who can certify that you will have completed all of your core requirements prior to possible law school enrollment. You must complete your core and your major requirements by the end of May prior to the August in which you seek to enroll at the law school. Your first-year law courses can only count towards the total credit count necessary to graduate from Tulane--not towards your core curriculum, major or distribution requirements.

♦ Apply to Tulane Law School. The online application is available via the Law School Admissions Council.  You must set up an account at  No special application form is necessary to apply via the 3/3 program.

LSAT Waiver (for those beginning law school in fall 2017 or fall 2018 only)

Students wishing to apply to Tulane Law School under the 3/3 Program need not take the LSAT provided that they meet the following two requirements:  

  • The student, upon initial admission to a Tulane undergraduate program, submitted an SAT composite score of 1850, or an ACT composite score of 27. 
  • The student must also have at least a 3.50 undergraduate GPA through 4 semesters of full-time undergraduate work (for NTC) or 56 credits (for SCA), and must maintain at least that 3.50 GPA in order to enroll in the law school after 6 semesters of academic work. 
  • Applicants who are applying to enter law school in 2018 or later (undergraduate class of 2019 and later) will be required to sit for the LSAT in order to apply to the 3/3 program.

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