Univ  ersity of Houston Law Center

Scholar II Online (Rising Seniors)

Program dates: May 1 – July 30, 2021

Students

Goal

The Scholar II track's goals focus on building a strong law school application by concentrating on LSAT test preparation, creating and finalizing the student's resume,personal statement and diversity statement for submission to law school.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Scholar II track, students should be first generation college students, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession.  Students must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and must have completed over 85 college credits by June of the year that the student is applying for admission to the program. Priority will be given to eligible students who have successfully completed the Program’s first track as well as students who are rising seniors, or students who have completed their third year in college.

Curriculum

Accepted students will be immersed in an intensive LSAT Prep course so that they are better prepared to take the July LSAT. Please start your own preparation by reviewing the Law School Admission Council’s page for J.D. (law school) applicants. You will need to register for the LSAT by the appropriate deadline for the July test. Please be sure to also check your eligibility for fee waivers before registering for the LSAT. The fee waiver approval process takes four to six weeks and does not cover any registrations retroactively so you might want to start this process as soon as possible.  Lastly, please also review LSAC’s page for test-takers requiring testing accommodations.

Students will also participate in resume, personal statement and diversity statement workshops. At the end of this program, students will have near-final personal statement and diversity statement, resumes, and a better understanding of the LSAT and law school admissions process.

Fees and Payment Plan Enrollment

Due to COVID-19, the SII program will be held online. The cost to attend the program is $1,500 which covers the cost of tuition and course materials. Accepted students may submit a request to enroll in a payment plan during the program registration period.

Financial Aid and Assistance

Students

Need-based scholarships may be available to students who have been accepted to the residential program and meet all necessary requirements. Award amounts may vary. To be considered for scholarships, students must submit proof of financial need at the time that they submit their supporting documents for completion of their application. For application instructions and deadline information, please visit the application page.

Accepted proof of financial need include:

Payment plans are also available for either the virtual or residential program.  Students desiring a payment plan option must request to be enrolled in one before their deposit is collected.

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