Marymount University has a Direct Entry Affiliation Agreement with The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) . This enables qualified third-year Marymount students in designated majors to be admitted to the first year of law school during their senior year at Marymount. Students in Communication who are interested in direct entry to the Columbus School of Law after their junior year at Marymount should discuss this track with their major advisor as soon as they become interested. The advisor will guide students through the selection of Marymount courses and refer them to the Office of Admissions of the Columbus School of Law as potential applicants. Qualified students may receive credit from both Marymount and Catholic University for a maximum of 29 credits taken at the Columbus School of Law. For more information and details on eligibility, please see Pre-Law Studies and Advising.
3 + 3 Advantage:
Students who pursue a Communication degree will be able to use their first-year law school courses at CUA Law to fulfill the required fourth-year coursework at Marymount. First-year law school credits will be accepted by Marymount to complete the student’s bachelor’s degree. This means that 3 + 3 students can earn their bachelor’s degree and their Juris Doctor (J.D.) in only six years.
3 + 3 Eligibility:
Third-year Marymount students who are pursuing either a Communication degree or fourth-year students (graduating seniors) will be eligible for direct admission to CUA Law by meeting the following requirements:
- Completed at least three (3) years of Marymount coursework
- Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 by the end of the academic year for third-year students (juniors) or earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by the end of the academic year for fourth-year students (seniors).
- Scored above the 66th percentile on the Law School Adminission Test (LSAT)
- Remained in good academic standing and disciplinary standing
- Met all of the fitness, character and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of CUA Law.