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January Accelerated Program
Q: What is the January Accelerated Program?
A: Pace Law School’s January Accelerated Program, which began in January 2010, allows students to begin law school in the spring semester and graduate within two and a half years, instead of the traditional three year full-time curriculum.
Q: How does the program work?
A: The first core semester of law school is completed during the spring semester. The second semester is completed during a 13-week summer session. Students admitted to the January Accelerated Program will then join their second-year law student classmates in the fall of that year and will continue on to graduate in two and a half years.
Q: How do I apply for the January Accelerated Program?
A: Interested candidates can apply online for the January entering class at www.lsac.org.
Q: When is the deadline for applying, and when can I expect to hear an answer?
A: While there is no final deadline as we work on rolling admissons, the priority application deadline for January 2013 is November 15, 2012. Decisions typically take 2-3 weeks after completion of your application.
Q: Will I be at a disadvantage from my peers who are enrolled in the full-time three year program?
A: No. January entering students will be fully integrated into law school life and have access to all the same services and activities available to first-year fall start students, including financial aid, career services, student groups and law review. For January Accelerated students interested in law review, there will be a separate write-on competition after the final exam of the summer session.
Q: What are the median numbers for the LSAT and GPA?
A: Admission into the January Accelerated Program is just as competitive as fall admissions. For the 2012 admit pool, the median LSAT was a 154 and the median GPA was 3.40.
Q: What is the latest LSAT score that will be considered?
A: The last LSAT exam considered for January admission is the December LSAT exam. Pace operates on a rolling admission program, meaning students may still apply and be accepted for enrollment following the November 15 deadline. Decisions typically take 2-3 weeks after completion of your application.
Q: When does this program start in January 2013?
A: Orientation for the January Accelerated Program starts the week of January 7, 2013.
For any other questions regarding our January Accelerated Program, please contact the Office of Admissions at 914-422-4210 or at email@example.com.