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FOR BIOMEDICAL PROGRAMS

Tuskegee University has Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) or Early Acceptance Programs with the following schools and programs:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • LECOM School of Dental Medicine
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy
  • Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

Below are descriptions of these programs:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is located in Erie, Pennsylvania and Brandon, Florida. This agreement establishes an Early Acceptance Program (EAP) pursuant to which Tuskegee University undergraduate students are enrolled simultaneously by Tuskegee University and by LECOM as participants in the EAP. The EAP is designed to facilitate the admission of Tuskegee University students into LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Tuskegee University or within the first two years of study at Tuskegee University. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice, dependent upon space availability.

LECOM School of Dental Medicine

LECOM School of Dental Medicine Early Acceptance Program (EAP) pursuant to which Tuskegee University undergraduate students are enrolled simultaneously by Tuskegee University and by LECOM as participants in EAP. The EAP is designed to facilitate the admission of Tuskegee University students into LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Tuskegee University or within the first two years of study at Tuskegee University. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM Bradenton, FL campus. Because this is a demanding professional program, the requirements listed for acceptance have been established to demonstrate that the student is capable of handling the rigorous course load.

LECOM School of Pharmacy

LECOM School of Pharmacy Early Acceptance Program (EAP) establishes an EAP pursuant to which Tuskegee University undergraduate students are enrolled simultaneously by Tuskegee University and by LECOM as participants in EAP. The EAP is designed to facilitate the admission of Tuskegee University students into LECOM’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. LECOM will interview qualified students prior to their enrollment at Tuskegee University or within the first two years of study at Tuskegee University. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice. Because this is a demanding professional program, the requirements listed for acceptance have been established to demonstrate that the student is capable of handling the rigorous course load.

Harrison School of Pharmacy

Harrison School of Pharmacy is located in Auburn, Alabama. This agreement establishes an Early Acceptance Program (EAP) to highly qualified individuals admitted as undergraduate students to Auburn University or Tuskegee University. Further information may be obtained from the School’s Website or Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Prerequisite Requirements.

Ross University School of Medicine

Ross School of Medicine is located in Barbados. Tuskegee University (TU) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) established a framework pursuant to which they will work together with a view toward entering into one or more future articulation agreements in pursuit of the following goals:

  • A pathway program in TU for the purpose of enabling TU students to complete the MD degree at RUSM;
  • Guaranteed admission into the MD degree program at RUSM for interested TU post baccalaureate students who meet the following criteria:
    • Completed RUSM Application
    • Fulfill RUSM prerequisite courses
    • Completed Bachelor degree or higher
    • Completed MCAT with a score of at least 492
    • Have an undergraduate overall GPA of >3.2, prerequisite GPA of >3.0
    • Successful interview with RUSM
    • Acceptable reference indicating exemplary record of conduct
  • Preferential admission into the MD degree program at RUSM for interested TU Bachelor and/or Master’s degree students who meet the following criteria:
    • Completed RUSM Application
    • Fulfill RUSM prerequisite courses
    • Completed Bachelor degree or higher
    • Completed MCAT with a score of at least 492
    • Have an undergraduate overall GPA of >3.2, prerequisite GPA of >3.0
    • Successful interview with RUSM
    • Acceptable reference indicating exemplary record of conduct

University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine

The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Early Assurance provides early acceptance to medical school for Tuskegee students who meet the requirements for acceptance and matriculation. We prepare Early Assurance Program students for medical school by providing opportunities in academic enrichment, mentoring, MCAT test preparation, community-building experiences, and clinical exposure.

Eligibility

Ideal candidate qualifications include diverse experiences and perspectives, career potential for leadership, maturity, strong letters of support, disadvantaged backgrounds, and a passion for service.

Preference is given to Alabama residents.

Applicants should:

  • Be committed to entering medical school after their undergraduate education
  • Be an enrolled student at a partner university
  • Have completed three full-time (or semester hour equivalent) semesters of college
  • Have a 3.5 or above minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Have a 3.5 or above minimum undergraduate science GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math)
  • Have medically related and community service experiences

Application Process

  • In the spring semester of the sophomore year, submit the Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Early Assurance Program application.  Application open and deadline dates are available on the UAB Heersink website.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
    • Two of those letters should be from science faculty
    • One letter can be from a faculty member or individual (such as an advisor) who can provide in-depth evaluation and recommendation
  • Submit your official transcript(s)

Matriculation Requirements

  • Before your senior year, submit an American Medical Colleges Application Services (AMCAS) application for the application cycle following your senior year in undergrad. AMCAS applications are due by Aug. 1 each year
  • Maintain GPA and science GPA (BCPM) greater than or equal to 3.5.
  • Satisfy our selection criteria for admission.
    • Complete all coursework required for admission to the Heersink School of Medicine
    • Take and earn a minimum score of 495 on the MCAT by September of senior year
    • Participate in community service, medical exposure, and student engagement experiences
    • Actively participate in Burroughs Scholars activities, including:
      • Summer programming following Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years
      • MCAT preparation
      • Mentoring opportunities
    • Participate in a formal, Junior year review

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is located in Mobile, Alabama. Following are descriptions of the SouthMed Prep Scholars Program and SouthMed Prep Early Decision Program.

A. SouthMed Prep Scholars Program

The SouthMed Prep Scholars Program offers a select number of talented and academically competitive college freshmen and sophomores a position in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine (USACOM) first year class following completion of their (a) undergraduate degree, (b) all prerequisites, and (c) completion of program requirements for eligible students, as listed below:

  1. High school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5.
  2. Minimum composite ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1170-1200. (Critical Reading and Math)
  3. Minimum overall college grade point average of 3.5 on 4.0 scale, with minimum GPA of 3.4 in the sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) and mathematics.
  4. Completion of all prerequisite coursework at Institution which is required for matriculation into USACOM and remaining free from disciplinary issues and in good academic standing at Institution throughout the education process.
  5. Completion of a successful interview and approval by the USACOM Admissions Committee.
  6. Completion of two eight-week summer sessions that focus on basic science research during the first summer (Phase I) and MCAT preparation during the second summer session (Phase II) of the SMPS program. In addition, a shadowing experience with USA physicians is provided.
  7. Participation in a review of all requirements every spring by the Program Director and Coordinator at USA to determine whether program requirements are being met.
  8. Minimum Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score of 499.
  9. Must meet all other requirements for matriculation into medical school, including but not limited to acceptable background check and drug screen.
  10. Participation in the SouthMed Prep Scholars Program does not obligate the student to attend the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and does not prevent the student from applying to other medical schools.

If all of the above requirements are met, students will be offered a position in the fall class of USACOM following their graduation from Institution. Applicants may apply to more than one medical school.

B. SouthMed Prep Early Decision Program

The SouthMed Prep Early Decision Program (EDP) is designed for competitive pre-medical students who have narrowed their selection down to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. This allows such a student the security of having an early guaranteed position, saves application and travel fees associated with applying to multiple institutions, and provides the opportunity to begin financial planning as soon as possible.

Candidates should be competitive on a national level and will typically apply during their junior year of college. At a minimum, this program requires eligible students to meet the following requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum composite MCAT score of 499 and GPA of 3.50 with minimum GPA of 3.4 in the sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) and mathematics. All candidates meeting these minimum requirements will be invited for interviews.
  2. Minimum MCAT scores listed above must be available at the time of application.
  3. Must indicate EDP intention on the AMCAS application, which is a binding contract of intent. Applicants agree to apply to only the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and if an offer is made by the USACOM, the applicant must accept it.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Auburn, Alabama and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Following are descriptions on VCOM’s Guaranteed Admissions Interview Program and the Rocovich Scholars Admission Program.

A. Guaranteed Admissions Interview Program

The Guaranteed Admissions Interview Program shall be for students at the INSTITUTION who:

  1. Receive a positive endorsement from the INSTITUTION pre-medical committee/advisor.
  2. Meet all technical requirements for entry as designated in the VCOM College Catalog.
  3. Meet all general admission requirements as described in Exhibit A.
  4. Complete all required courses as described in Exhibit B before graduation from INSTITUTION.
  5. Complete the majority of required coursework at INSTITUTION. If the candidate is a transfer student, he/she must have completed at least 30 credit hours at INSTITUTION and be approved by VCOM to participate in this agreement.
  6. Have completed 90 credit hours by time of application.
  7. Present a science and overall GPA of 3.50 or greater at the time of application.
  8. Obtain a competitive score on the medical college admissions test (MCAT).
  9. Obtain a minimum of forty (40) hours of health care and forty (40) community volunteer hours at time of application.
  10. Obtain a minimum of eighty (80) hours of health care and eighty (80) community volunteer hours by the time of matriculation.
  11. Was not the recipient of any significant conduct violations(s) by INSTITUTION. Additionally, candidate must report, in advance, any criminal charge or arrest and any misdemeanor, felony, summary charge or any other criminal charge (whether or not the candidate was convicted). VCOM will determine if any disqualify the candidate from participation in this agreement.
  12. Are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  13. Comply with all other requirements set forth in this Agreement.

Students who qualify for the guaranteed admissions interview program will interview on campus at VCOM with three (3) VCOM faculty/administrators and participate in the designated interview day activities. VCOM values the interview as a highly important portion of the selection process and the admissions committee will need to approve the candidate after the interview is conducted.

B. Rocovich Scholars Early Admission Program

The Rocovich Scholars Early Admission Program encourages candidates from rural areas, low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities to enter health careers and studies have shown that students from rural or medically underserved areas are more likely to provide medical care to disadvantaged populations.

To qualify as a “Rocovich Scholar” through the Rocovich Scholars Early Admission Program, the candidate must be a permanent resident of a rural area, or a federally designated medically underserved area, or qualify as being from a low socioeconomic status (SES) background, or a member of an underrepresented minority; and must attend a college where VCOM has an Articulation Agreement for such a program; and must meet the qualifications outlined in 1.3 and 1.4.

1.3 Rocovich Scholar candidates must apply for early admission following successful completion of the Spring semester of the second year and must have completed (or will complete) the courses outlined in Exhibit A and B with a “B or better” in all courses with a GPA of 3.5 in both science and overall. A 3.7 GPA in both science and overall is required to waive taking the MCAT (see 1.5g. below).

1.3.1 If the candidate is on a different academic timetable than the traditional 4 year program and the INSTITUTION believes the candidate may be appropriate for this program the INSTITUTION and VCOM will discuss potential eligibility and the timetable.

1.4 The candidate must interview with and receive a favorable evaluation from the INSTITUTION pre-medical committee/advisor, one member of VCOM student services, and two VCOM admissions committee members designated by VCOM to be accepted as a Rocovich Scholar. VCOM values the interview as a highly important portion of the selection process and merely qualifying academically does not assure success.

1.5 Rocovich Scholar candidates must also meet the following criterion by entry to VCOM:

  1. Meet all general admission requirements as described in Exhibit A and B.
  2. Meet all technical requirements for entry as designated in the VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook.
  3. Complete all required courses as described in Exhibit B before graduation from INSTITUTION, earning a grade of “B” or better in all of the courses.
  4. Graduate with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or the equivalent degree within four (4) years and six months of matriculation in the INSTITUTION. (see 1.3.1)
  5. Present, at the time of application for the ROCOVICH SCHOLARS EARLY ADMISSION PROGRAM, at least 45 credits earned at the INSTITUTION (non-transfer credits) which include a 3.5 science and overall GPA and must have completed at least a full year of Biology, Chemistry and additional science classes so that he/she is able to demonstrate the ability to perform at the INSTITUTION;
  6. Maintain a science and overall GPA of 3.50 or greater during the entire time of enrollment at INSTITUTION after acceptance. The candidate must submit annually a transcript and letter from his/her pre-medical committee/advisor attesting that the candidate continues to maintain the required GPA and is in good academic and behavioral standing with the INSTITUTION.
  7. Present a score of 1100 (two sub-scores – Math and Verbal) or greater on the SAT or 24 or greater on the ACT at the time of application. (Candidates entering the Rocovich Scholars’ Program are not yet prepared to take the MCAT, and, in order for the candidate to have the opportunity to complete all the liberal arts and prerequisites desired, the Rocovich Scholar is not required to take the MCAT at the time of application. (See items 1.5g. 1 and 3 below.)
    1. If the applicant presents (both at application and through the first semester of their junior year) a 3.7 or higher science and overall GPA he/she does not need to sit for the MCAT and it is waived for admission. He/she then must maintain a 3.6 in future semesters and graduate in four years.
    2. If the applicant presents a 3.50 to 3.69 science and overall GPA, and/or has a 3.50 to 3.69 GPA in their combined Junior/Senior years, he or she must sit for the MCAT prior to December 31 of the Senior year and present a score of 493 or higher in order to maintain an offer of admission.
  8. Obtain a minimum of forty (40) hours of health care and forth (40) community volunteer hours at time of application as a Rocovich Scholar; and obtain a minimum of eighty (80) hours of health care and eighty (80) community volunteer hours by the time of matriculation.
  9. Was not the recipient of any significant conduct violation(s) by the INSTITUTION or any criminal charge or arrest, misdemeanor, felony, summary charge or any other criminal charge (whether or not the candidate was convicted) while a student at the INSTITUTION. (Candidates should report all arrest and VCOM will determine if any disqualify the candidate from participation in this agreement). VCOM performs a background check on all candidates entering the medical school and failure to report an arrest may result in loss of Rocovich Scholar status.

For more information on these programs, please contact the Pre-Professional Health Careers Advisory Program (PHCAP) Advisors:

Mr. Garland Wise
gwise@tuskegee.edu

Dr. Richard Whittington
rwhittington1@tuskegee.edu

Ms. Latia McCurdy
lmccurdy@tuskegee.edu



FOR LAW SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Tuskegee University’s Department of History and Political Science and its Pre-Law Program are negotiating with ABA accredited law schools within the United States that are diverse in focus, selectivity, and geographic region to provide our students with opportunities that will help facilitate admission and success in law school for scholarships, internships, and with early admission programs.

Although the political science degree is a natural fit for students who wish to become attorneys, law schools accept students from all undergraduate majors with a bachelor’s degree. Each of the signed and proposed agreements listed below do not specify particular majors. However, the political science degree is currently the only degree with an approved curriculum for an Early Acceptance Program (EAP) for law school.

The benefits vary with each partnering school. The following is a list summarizing the benefits to Tuskegee University students:  

  • Accelerated degree programs including Bachelor’s to JD (3+3) and Bachelor’s to Master (3+1) Programs. 
  • Guaranteed tuition scholarships ranging from 25 percent to 75 percent. 
  • Guaranteed tuition scholarships for summer bridge programs for matriculating students. 
  • Funding for LSAT test prep courses. 
  • Support for securing and funding for summer internships while in law school.  
  • Mentorship opportunities with practicing attorneys, law school professors, and 2L and 3L law students.  

PARTNER PROGRAMS

Tuskegee University has a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an early acceptance and scholarship program with:

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law located in Birmingham, Alabama

Tuskegee University is currently in formal discussions with the law schools listed below:

  • Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law, located in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Indiana University (IU), Maurer School of Law, located in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Pepperdine University (Pepperdine), Caruso School of Law, located in Malibu, California
  • University of Oklahoma (OU Law) College of Law, located in Norman, Oklahoma

The Department of History and Political Science has submitted draft Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to Tuskegee University Senior Leadership for Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law.Discussions are ongoing regarding MOUs with Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. The Department of History and Political Science has not received a draft MOU from the University of Oklahoma College of Law at this time.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law  

Agreement signed by Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Interim Provost on May 14, 2020.

Samford University Cumberland School of Law is located in Birmingham, Alabama. Cumberland School of Law has a long history of producing a large number of lawyers who practice law in the State of Alabama and is located in Alabama’s largest legal market. Cumberland is well respected within the State of Alabama and in the Southeast.

The agreement with Samford University Cumberland School of Law provides for an accelerated Bachelor’s to JD program (3+3 Program), where students complete three years of course work at Tuskegee, forego the fourth year of study at Tuskegee and instead enter law school a year earlier.  Students will earn a bachelor’s and a JD in six instead of the traditional seven years. Students will graduate from Tuskegee University after completing their 1L year from Cumberland.  Students who fail to complete their 1L year from Cumberland may return to Tuskegee and complete their bachelor’s degree. Courses successfully completed at Cumberland will apply towards the bachelor’s degree.

The requirements for the (3+3) program with Cumberland School of Law are as follows:

  • Students apply to Cumberland using the normal law school application process.
  • Students are required to obtain letters of recommendation from the department chair and one additional professor. Letters must address the student’s overall maturity and ability to meet the rigors of law school.
  • Cumberland will consider an applicant’s entire file. A 3+3 student should have an LSAT score equal to or exceeding the median LSAT score for the sitting 1L class and a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.

The benefits for students from Cumberland School of Law are as follows:

  • Students who partake in the 3+3 program will forego the expenses of their 4th year of undergraduate studies.
  • Students admitted to Cumberland with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a 148 LSAT score will receive a minimum 25% tuition scholarship.
  • Students admitted to Cumberland with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a 150 LSAT score will receive a minimum 50% tuition scholarship.
  • Cumberland will pay full tuition for Tuskegee 3+3 students to attend a required summer bridge program.
  • Cumberland will assist students obtain internships during the second half of the summer before the fall of their 1L year.
  • Cumberland will engage Tuskegee University students by introducing them to alumni, inviting them to campus, and becoming acquainted with the Cumberland School of Law experience.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is located in Cleveland, Ohio.  The law school has a national presence and is ranked within the top 75 law schools in the nation.  Famed civil rights attorney Fred Gray earned a law degree from Case Western Reserve. 

There are two proposed agreements with Case Western Reserve University.  The first provides scholarships and other benefits for graduating seniors matriculating to CWRU.  The second provides for an accelerated Bachelor’s to JD Program (3+3 Program), where students complete three years of course work at Tuskegee, forego the fourth year of study at Tuskegee and instead enter law school a year earlier.  Students will earn a bachelor’s and a JD in six instead of the traditional seven years.  Both proposals provide that students will receive a 75 percent tuition scholarship for three years. 

The requirements for the first proposal with Case Western Reserve are as follows:

  • Students apply to Case Western Reserve using the normal law school application process.
  • Students must earn at least a score of 150 on the LSAT.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least the top 50 percent of their graduating class.

The requirements for the second proposal with Case Western Reserve (3+3 Program) are as follows:

  • Students must complete three-fourths of the curricular requirements at Tuskegee University.
  • Students will apply during the fall of their junior year.
  • Students must earn at least a score of 150 on the LSAT.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least the top 33 percent of their class after their 4th semester and maintain their GPA throughout the application process.

The benefits for students with Case Western Reserve School of Law are as follows:

  • Students earning at least an LSAT score of 153 or higher will receive an additional $1,000 tuition scholarship and will receive the designation of a “Tuskegee Scholar”.
  • CWRU will establish a summer bridge program for entering students.  The program will be tuition-free for Tuskegee students.
  • CWRU will provide all course materials for incoming students for the first semester.
  • All students will be assigned a mentor.
  • Students who earn at least a 3.0 GPA will have a guaranteed summer clerkship and a $2,000 stipend if the student is placed in an unpaid clerkship.
  • Third-year students will receive a $1,000 stipend for bar exam related expenses.

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law is located in Malibu, California and directly serves the legal market in Los Angeles and the broader California legal market.  Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law has a national presence, ranking within the top 50 law schools in the United States.

There are two proposed agreements with Pepperdine University.  The first proposal provides for an accelerated Bachelor’s to JD Program (3+3 Program), where students complete three years of course work at Tuskegee, forego the fourth year of study at Tuskegee and instead enter law school a year earlier.  Students will earn a bachelor’s and a JD in six instead of the traditional seven years. The second proposal provides for an accelerated Bachelor’s to Master of Legal Studies Program (3+1 Program), where students complete three years of course work at Tuskegee, forego the fourth year of study at Tuskegee and instead enter the Master program. 

Pepperdine has not provided a draft agreement for the Master of Legal Studies program.  Students not admitted for the programs (3+3 or 3+1 programs) may reapply for regular admission without prejudice.

The requirements for the first proposal (3+3 Bachelor’s to JD Program) for Pepperdine University are as follows:

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission and have a GPA that exceeds the 25th percentile of the Caruso Law class immediately prior to the class the student wishes to be admitted.
  • Students must have a LSAT score that exceeds the 25th percentile of the Caruso Law class immediately prior to the class the student wishes to be admitted.
  • Students apply to Pepperdine using the normal law school application process.

The benefits for the (3+3 Bachelor’s to JD Program) for Pepperdine University are as follows:

  • Students will receive a 50% tuition scholarship and may receive up to a full tuition scholarship.
  • Students participating in the Pepperdine 3+3 program will take part in the Pepperdine Prep Program and will receive:
    • Academic Support
    • Mentorship Opportunities
    • Study Stipend to Pay for an LSAT Prep Course*
      *Students who take part in Pepperdine Prep are required to apply and accept any offer of admission from Pepperdine or reimburse the cost of the study stipend provided.

The benefits for the second proposal (3+1 Bachelor’s to Master of Legal Studies Program) at Pepperdine University include:

  • The Master of Legal Studies program is an online program that requires some on-campus training.
  • Students who choose to complete the 3+1 Master of Legal Studies program may decide to later pursue the J.D. program. Students accepted into the J.D. program will have the full tuition from the Master program applied to the J.D. program.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law is located in Bloomington, Indiana.  IU has a national presence ranking within the top 50 law schools nationwide.  It has nationally recognized programs in corporate law, health care law, and intellectual property law. 

The proposal with Indiana University provides that the law school creates a “Tuskegee Law Scholars Program”.  Through this program, students will receive at least a 50 percent tuition scholarship and a mentor upon matriculating to IU.  Indiana University has provided that the law school will accept at least two applicants given that students meet the admissions requirements for the law school.  The criteria for students receiving the designation of a “Tuskegee Law Scholar” provides that students earn an undergraduate GPA that is within the median of the law school entering class for the prior year. 

The University of Oklahoma College of Law

The University of Oklahoma College of Law (OU Law) is located in Norman, Oklahoma.  It also has a national presence ranking within the top 75 law schools nationwide.  Furthermore, Tuskegee University Trustee Erick Harris is an alumnus of OU Law. 

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is proposing an Accelerated Bachelor’s to JD program.  OU Law has not provided a draft agreement, but instead discussions regarding the proposal are ongoing.  During these discussions, OU Law has stated that they will invite prospective students to campus to visit OU Law over the summer, provide funds to pay for an LSAT prep course, and create a summer bridge program for admitted students. OU Law desires to create an ongoing relationship with our students and has  hosted a number of prelaw events. 

For more information on these programs, please contact the Pre-Law Advisors: 

Dr. Shenita Brazelton
sbrazelton@tuskegee.edu

Dr. Tammy Laughlin
tlaughlin@tuskegee.edu