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2014 Press Releases

Florida State College of Law and Eckerd College Lower Cost of Degree with 3+3 Program

Aug 28, 2014


Eckerd College Dean of Faculty Suzan Harrison

The Florida State University College of Law is now accepting applications for admission from college juniors at Eckerd College as part of a new 3+3 Accelerated Law Program. Under the recently approved program, students who meet certain admission requirements can complete a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years rather than the traditional seven, saving a year of time and costs.

“I am delighted about our new relationship with Eckerd’s outstanding academic programs,” said FSU Law Dean Donald Weidner. “In short, under this program, the first year of law school is double-counted: that is, it is credited both to the law degree and to the undergraduate degree. The result is that students and/or their families save the entire cost of the fourth year of college.”

“Eckerd College is excited to offer our students this opportunity,’’ said Suzan Harrison, Eckerd’s Dean of Faculty. “This saves them a year of tuition and moves them forward in their professional ambitions more quickly.”
Interested students should meet early and often with their Eckerd College mentor to identify the 3+3 program as an academic goal and to map a path for its successful completion.

The Florida State University College of Law has similar arrangements for undergraduate students at the University of Central Florida and Florida State University.

To learn more about the 3+3 law school admission requirements, interested students also can contact the FSU Law Office of Admissions at 850.644.3787 or

August 2014