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Our alumni travel far and wide for their graduate studies, and some choose to stay in South Carolina. For these students, the Honors College offers exclusive pre-law and pre-med programs.
Joseph F. Rice School of Law Admission Partnership Program
Our partnership program means that qualified Honors College graduates are automatically admitted to the USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law, provided that they meet the character and fitness standards for admission.
- graduate with a 3.5 GPA from the University with honors from the Honors College
- an LSAT score of at least 158
- a letter of support from the Dean of the Honors College
All applicants will be eligible for scholarship review. Residents who earn a 160 or
higher on their LSATS will receive financial support of at least $5,000 per year.
Nonresidents who earn a 160 or higher on their LSATS will receive substantially reduced
Six-Year BA (BS)/JD Degree
Our six-year BA (BS)/JD degree combines credits to help you complete your undergraduate degree and law school in only six years, saving time and money by shaving a full year off your total school time.
Students who want to take advantage of this program usually start planning at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students must be able to complete their undergraduate program, including their senior thesis, by August of their fourth year (the first year of law school). Up to nine credit hours of a student’s law program may be counted toward his or her undergraduate degree.
All students in good standing in the Honors College and on track for graduation with Honors are eligible to apply. To be competitive for admission, students need to:
- have considerable advanced standing credits (24 hours) or be willing to attend summer school
- earn a score of at least 160 on the LSAT
- have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
Students can apply the fourth year of their University and state (LIFE and Palmetto) scholarships toward their first year of law school.