The LSAT Award Program provides an LSAT Prep program to help you build strategies to score higher on the LSAT. It is open to Bowie State, Coppin State, Morgan State, UMES, Towson University, University of Baltimore, Salisbury and the Universities at Shady Grove students and graduates.
APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM
Application deadline is November 30
- Complete the online application form
- Download the Program Application
- Official undergraduate transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
- Letter of Recommendation from HBCU faculty or employer
- Essays Questions
- Create a LSAC account and apply for a the LSAC fee waiver
- Register for the June 2016 LSAT by January 30, 2016
- There is a $100 course fee that must be paid to the University of Baltimore by January 30, 2016.
- LSAC CAS Account: $170
- LSAT Registration $175
- Course fee: $100
Total Course fees: $445 if you do not qualify for the fee waive
You will receive a $1399 grant to pay towards the $1499 cost of the Princeton Review “LSAT Ultimate” course. You pay the remaining $100 to the University of Baltimore School of Law by Jan. 30, 2016
The LSAT Prep course runs during the 16 week spring semester on each HBCU campus. The course is designed and taught by the Princeton Review. View LSAT Prep Course Schedules for each campus.
LSAT Class Requirements:
The LSAT Prep class and independent study time requirements are rigorous and demand serious time management and study during the spring semester. If you cannot put in the hours described in Section 3 of the the Application Requirements, you should not apply for this Program.
- Class attendance is mandatory. You will need to attend every LSAT review class and practice test session.
- Classes meet twice weekly from 6:15 – 9:45 PM. (see sample campus class schedules).
- Practice tests are scheduled on six Saturdays during the semester from 1:00 to 4:30 PM.
- You will need to spend between 15-20 additional hours each week doing LSAT preparation.
- During the period between the end of your final exams and the June LSAT, you will need to spend 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week, on LSAT preparation.
Award Program Requirements
Participation in the program requires a commitment to take the June LSAT and apply for admission to law school. You MUST register for the June LSAT by January 30, 2016. You may not attend class without registration confirmation.
- You must create an account with the Law School Admission Council at www.lsac.org in order to register for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
- You should apply for a fee waiver. Both the LSAT and the CAS require a fee. The fee for the LSAT is $175. The fee for CAS is $170. Waiting for a decision on the waiver will NOT be considered a permissible excuse for not being registered for the LSAT by our deadlines.
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The cumulative GPA is calculated based on grades from every college and university you have attended. GPAs below 3.0 will be considered in cases of exceptional circumstances.