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.


Scholars Program Information


  • February 8
  • For this scholars program, students must submit additional materials. Once students are admitted, more information will be shared in their student status page about the process and next steps.

Selection Guidelines

  • High school rank at or near the top 25 percent (when applicable)
  • ACT composite score of 27* or SAT combined score of 1280 (math and verbal)*
  • Students must enroll in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication or College of Health Sciences.

*Applicants applying under the test-optional policy are eligible to apply and will be given equal consideration. The average cumulative unweighted high school GPA for semi-finalists was a 3.75.