UCONN

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Undergraduate Admissions

Special Program in Law

UConn's Special Program in Law links an undergraduate program with more than 110 majors with the UConn School of Law, resulting in dual degrees from UConn: a BA/BS and a Juris Doctor (JD). As undergraduates, students connect with the UConn School of Law through special seminars and events aimed at supporting career goals. The Special Program in Law offers admission to the UConn School of Law, provided all standards and contingencies are met. Flexibility to accommodate individual choices, should the student decide either to accelerate undergraduate efforts or take an extra year to graduate, is available.

All students accepted to the Special Program in Law will be invited to join UConn's Honors Program.

Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Applicants must be entering as first-semester freshmen and demonstrate exceptional performance in academics, including advanced preparation in political science, English, history, or other related fields. There are no state residency requirements, although Connecticut residents will receive special consideration. UConn is committed to attracting members of underrepresented populations for its programs.

To be considered, applicants should have:

  • A secondary school class ranking in the top 10%;
  • An overall secondary school grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale);
  • SAT combined score of 1300 (old SAT- Critical Reading and Math) or 1350 (new SAT), or an ACT composite score of 29. SAT II Subject Tests are not considered;
  • A completed application to the University, which includes all supporting documents, the responses to the program-specific essay questions, and an optional resume.  All documents must be received by December 1. A secondary school profile should also be submitted along with the secondary school transcript;
  • Two additional letters of recommendation, received by December 1;
  • An interview with the School of Law (by invitation only).

To matriculate at the UConn School of Law, students must:

  • Maintain at least a 3.4 GPA as an undergraduate;
  • Obtain an LSAT score equal to or greater than the School of Law’s median score of the prior year;
  • Perform favorably in interviews during the junior and senior undergraduate years.

How to Apply:

Students can apply to the Special Program in Law directly through the Common Application. The Supplemental Application is also available for students who will not be using the Common Application to apply to the University as well as for those who have already submitted the Common Application. The University does not have a preference to which application is used.

Applicants must:

  • Indicate their interest in the program under the “Academics” tab in the University of Connecticut questions section.
  • Answer the program-specific questions and name their recommenders under the “Member Questions” tab in the “Writing Requirements” section.
  • Refer to the statement on recommendation letters below for additional information.

The optional resume can be uploaded as an attachment within the Common Application.

Applicants must:

  • Indicate their interest in the program on their application to the University if the application has not yet been submitted.
  • Answer the program-specific questions and name their recommenders on the Supplemental Application. Essay questions must be saved in a single Word or PDF document and uploaded to the supplemental application. Remember to include your name and date of birth in the document’s header. Please do not use your Social Security Number.
  • Refer to the statement on recommendation letters below for additional information.

The optional resume can be uploaded through the supplemental application.

Supplemental Application

Recommendation letters should address your current academic status, extracurricular achievements, personal qualities, and potential for future success in/contributions to the legal field and the community. Applicants will be asked to name their recommenders as a part of the application. Recommendation letters may be sent via:

  • Fax to (860) 486-1476. The fax coversheet should be sent attention to "Special Program in Law."
  • Email to beahusky@uconn.edu. The subject line should read "Special Program in Law Recommendation."