Pre-law Scholars Program

Marquette University's Pre-law Scholars Program allows students to receive the benefits of Marquette's distinctive liberal arts and sciences education while enjoying conditional admission to the Law School.

Pre-law Scholars complete a bachelor's degree and law degree in only six years rather than the seven years customarily required. Pre-law Scholars complete the undergraduate part of their studies in three years and are awarded a bachelor's degree upon successful completion of their first year in the Law School.

Each year, Marquette will enroll up to 25 students in the Pre-law Scholars program. By fulfilling the conditions to remain in the program, Pre-law Scholars will be admitted to the Law School by the end of junior year.


Scholars Program Information


  • February 1 (25 spaces available)

Selection Guidelines

  • High school rank at or near the top 25 percent (when applicable)
  • ACT composite score of 27* or SAT combined score of 1280 (math and verbal)*
  • A thoughtful and well-written essay
  • Students must enroll in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication or College of Health Sciences.

*Applicants applying under the test-optional policy are eligible to apply and will be given equal consideration. The average cumulative unweighted high school GPA for semi-finalists was a 3.75.


The application deadline for Fall 2022 Scholarships and Scholars Programs has passed.