The Honors College at Cleveland State University is highly selective, enrolling a limited number of outstanding first year and transfer students. Students who are enrolled the Honors College are eligible to apply to Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law through a special program that guarantees* students a spot in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law entering class immediately after graduation, provided that they:
- Complete the Honors Program in good standing and receive an Honors Bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University;
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above;
- Complete the application process at C|M|LAW;
- Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT);
- Apply to the law school no later than May 1st. (Earlier application is highly encouraged.)
Admission is guaranteed only if enrolling in the law school’s fall entering class immediately following graduation from Cleveland State University.
*Note: Any candidate whose application presents issues relating to Character and Fitness is not automatically guaranteed admission. Admission of any applicant who presents issues relating to Character and Fitness is on a case-by-case basis.
Students admitted through the Honors College Program relationship with C|M|LAW are not obligated to attend CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and can may apply to and accept admission other law schools.
Students admitted through the Honors College Program will have the option to participate in a variety of law school programs while still an undergraduate, including meeting professors, attending lectures and enrolling in law school classes as part of the Honors College Program curriculum.
Students are encouraged to submit an Honors Program Law School Intent to Enroll Form as early as possible during their Freshman, Sophomore or Junior years.