The 3+3 fast track program allows qualified students enrolled in an eligible undergraduate program at the University of South Dakota to begin law school early as a senior and use the first year of law school to complete their bachelor's degree. The program allows you to graduate with both a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor in six years rather than seven, saving you time and money. Eligible undergraduate programs are those which have entered into an approved 3+3 arrangement with the Law School.
Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission to the School of Law. All students must apply and be considered on the merits of their applications. If an applicant moderately deviates from the LSAT and GPA requirements, and demonstrates evidence of extraordinary character, leadership and maturity, we reserve the right to make an exception and grant admission in that case.
3+3 participants will pay standard undergraduate tuition and fees and receive federal financial aid under the rules for undergraduate students during the first three years as an undergraduate student. Once the student is admitted to the School of Law and begins the first-year course of study, you will be billed and receive funding as a law student. Standard financial aid as a law student includes the ability to borrow the total cost of attendance, which includes the cost of tuition and fees as well as the estimated cost of living.