Stetson 3+3 Program
The University of South Florida Honors College has an agreement with Stetson University College of Law (SUCL) to offer an accelerated Bachelor's/J.D. program. This program, known as the "Stetson 3+3 Program," allows Honors College students to use their first year law courses at SUCL to count as the fourth year of elective requirements for their Bachelor's degree. Students will graduate from USF at the end of their fourth year and proceed into the second year of law school.
To be eligible, students must be admitted to the Honors College and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Provide notice to the USF Honors College of intent to apply for the 3+3 Program on or before September 1 of the year prior to the intended matriculation date at the College of Law (generally at the beginning of the student's junior year).
- Complete at least 89 credits in the undergraduate curriculum before matriculating at the College of Law; of these credits, at least 45 must be completed at USF.
- Complete all general-education and major requirements and all other degree requirements before matriculating to the College of Law.
- Earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 in courses taken at USF as of the date of application to the College of Law ("the application date").
- On or before the application date, earn a minimum score on the LSAT in the 75th percentile of the most recent class to matriculate at the College of Law.
- Receive the written recommendation of the Dean of the USF Honors College no later than December 1 in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study.
- Apply to the SUCL for admission into the full-time J.D. program between October 1 and January 15 in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study.
- Meet the SUCL character and fitness requirements and comply with the College of Law's general admissions policies.
- Participate in the College of Law's Academic Success Workshop during the student's first year of law school.
Benefits for Students Enrolled in 3+3 Program
Students admitted into the College of Law under the 3+3 Program will:
- Automatically receive a scholarship of at least one-half tuition, renewable for the second and third years of law school subject to the College of Law's academic scholarship requirements.
- Be assigned a student, alumni, and/or faculty mentor to assist during the period from admission until matriculation at the College of Law.
- Receive a book stipend for their first-year books (up to $1,500), redeemable at the College of Law bookstore.
For further information contact Ms. Cayla Lanier or call the Honors College Office at (813) 974-3087.