Widener Delaware joins Immaculata in accelerated J.D. program

Immaculata University and Widener University Delaware Law School have entered an agreement that will give Immaculata students the chance to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree from Immaculata and a J.D. degree from Widener University Delaware Law School in a recently-announced 3 + 3 program.

Under the agreement, Immaculata students will be admitted to Delaware Law after completing just three years of undergraduate study at Immaculata if they have completed 75 percent of their bachelor degree, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through six semesters at Immaculata, achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of Delaware Law’s most recent entering class, satisfy all Delaware Law admissions requirements relating to character and fitness, and submit a completed application by April 1st of the calendar year in which they intend to enroll.  The program is intended to save students time and expense allowing for the completion of both degrees in six years instead of seven.

Immaculata is located in Southeast Pennsylvania, about an hour from Philadelphia. Delaware Law is in Wilmington and is the only law school in the state. 

According to Immaculata President Barbara Lettiere, a 1972 graduate of Immaculata, “This new agreement provides a clear pathway for our students to earn a law degree in less time and with less cost.  We are excited about this new partnership with Widener University’s Delaware Law School and the opportunities it creates for our Immaculata students.”

Delaware Law School Dean Rodney A. Smolla said he was pleased to see the two schools collaborate.  “The Delaware Law School is delighted to embark on this new partnership with Immaculata University.  This collaboration will strengthen both institutions and contribute to educational opportunities in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.”

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