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Accelerated Degree Program

Drexel's accelerated BA/BS-JD program enables high-achieving high school students interested in the law to shave a year off their total education and earn their bachelors and law degrees in one year less than those from a more traditional program. Because of the rigorous academic demands of this program, admission is limited to high-achieving incoming freshmen (current students see the Early Assurance Program). Throughout their time as undergraduates, BA/BS-JD students will participate in a variety of enrichment activities designed to confirm their interest in the law, they will meet regularly with the program director, and they will have access to a variety of resources to help ensure success in college and law school.

Admission Requirements

For further information on admission requirements and for application instructions, please visit or contact the admissions office at 1.800.2.Drexel or email enroll@drexel.edu.

Program Requirements

To continue in the BA/BS-JD program, students must:
  • Maintain satisfactory progress (as defined by their academic advisor) toward completing their undergraduate coursework in three or four years, depending on the students' major and co-op selection;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA, including courses taken at other institutions, of at least 3.45 on a 4.0 scale. Students will be evaluated at the end of their second year of study and at the end of each term thereafter;
  • Take the LSAT no later than October of their final year of undergraduate study; Register for the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) no later than October of their final year of undergraduate study;
  • Actively participate in Pre-Law and BA/BS-JD activities.

Any student failing to meet these program requirements may be removed from the program at the discretion of the program director. Any student removed or withdrawn from the program will be required to complete their final year of undergraduate studies to finish all remaining requirements for graduation within their school/major in order to attain their degree.

Admission to the Drexel University School of Law

Students admitted to the BA/BS-JD program are guaranteed admission to the Drexel University School of Law, so long as they comply with all program requirements and meet the minimum law school admission criteria described in this fact sheet upon the year of admission to the program (also included in a contract to be signed upon entry in the program). To be admitted to Drexel's School of Law, students must:

  • Earn an average score of at least 159 on the LSAT;
  • Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 as calculated by the LSDAS;
  • Complete all required Drexel School of Law application materials;
  • Comply with all Drexel School of Law character and fitness requirements;
  • File a binding Drexel School of Law application no later than November 1 of the final year of undergraduate study. Students who plan to matriculate in the fall of 2015 will need to file their law school application no later than November 1, 2014;
  • Complete all undergraduate coursework before the beginning of the Drexel School of Law orientation;
  • Comply with all other Drexel School of Law admission requirements.

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For more information about applications or admissions requirements.

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For a representative from undergraduate admissions, please contact 1-800-2-DREXEL or enroll@drexel.edu. For current students or BA/BS-JD Program Director, please contact Vitlip@drexel.edu or 215-895-1632.