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.

Deadline

  • January 15

Selection guidelines

  • High school rank at or near the top 10 percent (when applicable)
  • ACT composite score of 28 or SAT combined score of 1260
  • A thoughtful and well-written essay
  • Students must enroll in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration or J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication

 

Application

  1. Download the Scholars Programs instructions.
    This packet of materials will guide you through program requirements.
  2. Apply for admission into Marquette.
    You'll need to have a completed application on file to apply for Scholars Programs.
  3. Apply for Scholars Programs online. Using this link, choose "Log in" under Returning User and enter your Marquette Application Account access credentials. (Access information was sent to the email address you used when applying.) Click "Start New Application" to begin.