PLUS Program Application Process

The PLUS program is for college students who will not have received their bachelor’s degree by the start of the program; however, preference is given to those who will have completed their first or second year. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree, or who have participated in any other PLUS Program, are not eligible. Because the PLUS program is primarily designed to provide exposure to law school, the legal profession and general professionalism and work skills, which students may not have gained at this stage in their education/career, preference will be given to those who would benefit the most from the PLUS experience.

Interested students must complete and upload the materials listed below by Friday, March 10, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Note: Before beginning the online application process, we suggest that you order a copy of your undergraduate transcript. You will upload your transcript as part of the online application process. For additional information, see step 3 below.

Application Process

You will provide all information and documents as part of the online application process. You can monitor your application status in the Application Portal. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to complete the application in the portal.

  1. Access the online application portal and click Sign Up to create an account.
  2. Follow the online instructions and sign in using your username and password.
  3. On the Applications screen, click Start a New Application.
  4. Under the heading Start a New Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Application (far right of the screen), click Start Application.
  5. Under the New Application heading, select the following drop down menu items:
    • Level: Prelaw Undergraduate
    • Degree: Prelaw Undergraduate
    • Academic Major: Prelaw Undergraduate
    • Term: PLUS Summer 2021
  6. Click Start Application to complete the application form and upload the required documents.

Your application should include a two to three page personal statement discussing why you would like to participate in this program. You may also include a statement discussing other circumstances in your background that you would like the committee to consider in reviewing your application.

Your statement must be saved in PDF format.

We require two letters of recommendation. We strongly recommend that at least one letter come from a college dean or professor. Letters of recommendation should discuss your academic potential, writing ability, and professional promise. When filling out the application, please upload the letter(s) into your application. If your recommender prefers to send the letter directly, it should be emailed to

You are required to submit an official transcript from your current undergraduate institution verifying that you have at least a 2.5 (C+) grade point average and are currently in good standing. As part of the online application process, you will upload an electronic copy of your transcript.

All files must be in PDF format.