The 3+3 Accelerated Program offers highly motivated George Mason University undergraduate students a fast track to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six, rather than seven, years of study.
After completing three years as an undergraduate and gaining admission to the law school through the specified process, a 3+3 Program participant will become a full-time, first-year law student, a “1L”, at the School of Law on the University’s Arlington campus, rather than returning to the undergraduate campus for a "senior year." 3+3 Accelerated Program participants will follow the usual course of study for full-time, first-year law students.
Upon successful completion of the first year of law study, the credits earned will be counted toward the JD degree and as elective credits sufficient to complete the University’s requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The first-year law grades will not be included with the university grades in calculating an undergraduate grade point average.
A participating student who elects to withdraw from the law program or who fails to complete successfully the first year of law school may return without reapplication to the university for completion of the bachelor’s degree.
Students pursuing the program must complete all core curriculum and major-specific courses of their undergraduate education by the end of the sixth semester of undergraduate study, take the LSAT no later than December of the final undergraduate year and obtain an LSAT score equal to or exceeding the median LSAT of the preceding year for Mason Law students, maintain a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA as calculated by the Law School Admission Council of 3.25, submit the entire law school application through the Law School Admission Council by January 1 of the year in which the student desires to enroll in the law school, and complete an interview with the admissions staff of the law school.