Drexel Early Assurance Program

Philadelphia University’s early acceptance partnership with the Drexel University School of Law allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree and law degree in only six years. This program allows qualified students to complete their first three years at Philadelphia University as part of the Law and Society program and then begin their law degree at the Drexel University School of Law. Upon successful competition of the first year at the Drexel University School of Law, students receive their bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from Philadelphia University. The bottom line is that this program cuts out one year of study and cost; the first year of law school at Drexel also counts as the senior year at PhilaU.

Admissions Criteria to the Early Assurance Program:

  • Minimum SAT score of 1200 (math + critical reading, with no individual section lower than 550), or a minimum ACT score of 27
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or its equivalent)
  • Graduate in the top 10% of high school class
  • Successful completion of a mandatory admissions essay
  • Successful completion of a mandatory on-campus interview

These criteria are guidelines, which the Pre-Law Advisory Committee (PLAC) may alter in extraordinary and exceptional applications. In these situations, exceptions to the EAP admission criteria will be made on a case-by-case basis with the consent of both Philadelphia University and the Drexel University School of Law.


  • Application must be received or post marked no later than January 15, 2014
  • Essay must be submitted no later than March 1, 2014

Interested in being considered? Complete the program Interest form. This form will automatically attach to your Philadelphia University application if submitted by January 15, 2014.

You will be notified of your program status as part of the regular University acceptance process. For questions about the program contact Philadelphia University’s Law and Society program director, Evan Laine at LaineE@PhilaU.edu or by calling 215-951-2768.