Accelerated Law Admissions Program (ALAP)

What Is ALAP?

ALAP is the Accelerated Law Admissions program (also known as the 3/3 Program) that allows exceptional students completing their undergraduate studies at one of our partner schools the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree while beginning their first year of law school. These students complete their bachelor’s degree and law degree in a total of six years, rather than seven.

Who Should Apply

Students enrolled at the following schools are eligible to apply for the ALAP Program:

  • University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Carlow University

The ALAP program is highly competitive and students with outstanding academic achievement are encouraged to apply. LSAT scores must also be competitive with the applicant pool.  For a list of the specific requirements that apply to students from each of our partner schools, please see the appropriate tab at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply?

In addition to satisfying the requirements listed under the relevant tab below, ALAP applicants (like all law school applicants) must take the LSAT exam as part of their application.

Submit an application to Pitt Law prior to April 1st of an applicant’s junior year.

Schedule an Interview with the Office of Admissions at Pitt Law.

  • Students must have completed 102 credits within the College of Arts and Sciences by the end of their junior year.
  • Students considering the ALAP program must declare their majors at the end of their first year of undergraduate study- in order to complete the requirements within their major by the end of three years.
  • Students must complete three (rather than two) designated writing courses beyond the freshman writing requirement.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences requirement of completion of 12 credits in a “related area” will be waived for ALAP participants.
  • Potential applicants are encouraged to consider summer coursework during their second year of study to help reduce the number of credits needed in the third year of undergraduate study.
  • Students admitted to the ALAP program will officially complete their Bachelor’s Degree after completing their first year of Law School.
  • By the end of their junior year, students must have earned at least ninety (90) credits and have completed all major and all Carlow University general education requirements.
  • Interested students must meet during their sophomore year with both a designated administrator or faculty member at Carlow University and with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the School of Law. These meetings will assure that the student is fulfilling all necessary curricular and administrative requirements for successful matriculation in law school after three years of undergraduate study and is suited to undertaking law school a year early.
  • Students admitted to the ALAP program will officially complete their Bachelor’s Degree after completing their first year of Law School. 
  • By the end of their junior year, students must have earned at least 102 credits and have completed all undergraduate curricular major field and liberal studies requirements at Washington and Jefferson College.
  • Students must complete three rather than two writing designated courses beyond the freshman writing requirement.
  • All candidates for this program must, upon application, schedule an interview with the Assistant Dean of Admissions of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  This interview should be scheduled after the student has taken the LSAT, but the results of the LSAT need not be available to the Law School at the time of the interview.
  • Students admitted to the ALAP program will officially complete their Bachelor’s Degree after completing their first year of Law School.

 

  • Students must have completed 96 credits and all major and CBA general education requirements by the end of their junior year.
  • Students considering the ALAP program would be required to meet during his or her sophomore year with both a designated administrator or faculty member at CBA and with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the School of Law. These meetings will assure that the student is fulfilling all necessary curricular and administrative requirements for successful matriculation in law school after three years of undergraduate study and is suited for undertaking law school a year early.
  • Students admitted to the ALAP program will officially complete their Bachelor’s Degree after completing their first year of Law School.