3 plus 3 Accelerated Program The Sage Colleges (Sage) and Suffolk University Law School (SULS)

How does a student apply to participate in the program?

• A student applies to Sage and indicates an interest in the program on the application.

• Sage makes an admissions decision through normal process, so that a student who applies for the accelerated program is first admitted to Sage. 

• Sage selects admitted candidates who apply for the accelerated program who meet the following criteria: are in the top 10% of their high school’s graduating class, have earned an SAT score of 1875 or greater, and have a high school GPA great than 91. 

•Sage sends application materials to SULS for consideration.

•Students who indicate an interest in the accelerated program but don’t meet the admissions criteria for it may apply to the program after their first year of college at Sage.  See the Pre-Law Advisor

•SULS makes admissions decision through normal program process and notifies the student of their decision


What is the course of study for the participants?

•Student completes first, second, and third year course of study at Sage so that the participant will have completed at least 90 graduation credits

•The participant does not return to Sage for their senior year, rather they enter SULS as a first-year law student

•Sage waives the residence requirement and awards the baccalaureate degree to the participant after successful completion of the first year at SULS

What criteria must be met for the student to continue in the program once they matriculate at Sage?

•Participants must select at major at Sage which can be completed within three years

•The student must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA

•At the end of the junior year, students must have

•Completed 90 graduation credits, including major and general education requirements

•earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA,

•achieved a one-time or average score on the Law School Admission Test that is no lower than the median LSAT score for the prior year’s entering class at SULS

•satisfied character and fitness requirements set forth in SULS application

What undergraduate program is the best fit?

•SULS does not require any specific course of study or background in particular subjects

•The pre-law student should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

•Subjects such as political science,  logic, philosophy, history,  psychology, economics, English, and business are encouraged

How many students can participate each year?

•Currently, agreements governing this program indicate a maximum of ten students  per year, however, if there are more than ten qualified candidates recommended by Sage, the SULS Admissions Committee has indicated that the maximum can be waived

•Sage students can also apply to the program after completing their first year at Sage


Once in the program, must students attend law school?

The answer to this question is “no.”  Admission to the program is a benefit to you, but does not obligate you to attend SULS or any law school.  You can decide to complete your four years of undergraduate education at The Sage Colleges and do whatever you heart desires!!!