Joint programs

3 + 3 Accelerated Law Program

Six-year program with Albany Law School

Degree: B.A. or B.S. and J.D.

The Union College-Albany Law School combined program allows students to complete a full Union B.S. or B.A. degree in three years and subsequently progress to Albany Law School. The program provides opportunities to earn undergraduate credit through law-related internships and participate as undergraduates in Albany Law School activities designed for combined degree program students. Students in this program, who will be known as Law Scholars, will be admitted to Albany Law School early (upon admission to Union) with entry to law school contingent on their undergraduate GPA, but not their LSAT score. Students are still required to take the LSAT prior to matriculation at Albany Law School, with high scores providing access to scholarship opportunities.

Additional information about this accelerated law program.


Indicate your intention to apply to the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program by Jan. 15 on the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Applicants must be excellent students in their high schools, taking the best courses available. Applications are first reviewed at Union in the undergraduate admissions office. The folders of those students with the strongest credentials are then forwarded to Albany Law School for review by the faculty and admissions staff of the Law School. Decisions are mailed to applicants in April.

The SAT or the ACT are required to complete an application. We also strongly recommend a personal interview.

What we look for

Admission to the program is highly competitive. The successful applicant:

  • Ranks in the top 10 percent of his/her class (if the school uses class rank)
  • Has SAT test scores of at least 1290 on the new SAT (tests administered on or after March 2016)
  • Has ACT scores at or above 28

Union College writing question

Please note: both questions will be visible after you select an answer to the "Student Status" question on the Union College member screen.

  • Discuss your interest in Union beyond your application to the 3+3 Accelerated Law program. (Limit 150 words)