CAS & Gonzaga Law 3+3 Agreement

Gonzaga University School of Law and Gonzaga University College of Arts & Science's (CAS) joint program provides students who have not yet completed a bachelor's degree the ability to apply to and graduate from law school a year sooner.

Criteria for Application

Gonzaga CAS students seeking admission to Gonzaga Law through the 3+3 Program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of at least 98 undergraduate semester hours, including the completion of all Gonzaga University major and core curriculum requirements.
  2. Receive written approval from the appropriate CAS official indicating that the applicant will meet all graduation requirements for early entry to Gonzaga Law prior to enrolling in law school.
  3. Be accepted to Gonzaga Law through the following admission process. 

Gonzaga Law Admittance

Students must apply for admission to Gonzaga Law’s full-time, regular J.D. program. We must receive all required application materials no later than March 15 of the calendar year in which you hope to matriculate (see full timeline and required materials below). Applicants meeting or exceeding the previous year's GPA/LSAT medians are given priority consideration for admission to Gonzaga Law, subject to the holistic review process and consideration of the applicant's character and fitness to eventually be licensed to practice law.

Suggested Application Timeline

June - July prior to start of junior year:

  • Assess the academic performance to date to ensure that all Carroll requirements are on track;
  • Prepare for the LSAT

October - December of junior year:

  • Consult with faculty advisor to plan course selection for spring semester of junior year to ensure that all requirements for the baccalaureate degree, other than courses to be taken in the first year of law school, will be fulfilled;
  • Take October or December administration of the LSAT

November - January of junior year:

  • Receive LSAT score and determine if eligible to submit application
  • Submit transcripts, including fall semester junior year grades, to CAS
  • Submit application materials to Gonzaga University Law, including:
    • Application form
    • CAS report (includes undergraduate transcript and LSAT scores)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Personal statement
    • Letter of eligibility for 3+ 3 program from faculty advisor

January - March of junior year:

  • Take February LSAT if necessary.