Admission

FAQs

Quick Questions and Answers about the Part-Time Program

  1. May I apply to both the full-time and part-time programs at the same time?
  2. If I am enrolled into the part-time program, may I choose to move into the full-time program?
  3. How many credits do I need to take each semester?
  4. How long can I take to complete the program?
  5. Can I work while enrolled in the part-time program? If so, is there a limit to the hours I may work each week?
  6. May I pick and choose my classes as a part-time student?
  7. What are the requirements for graduation?
  8. Are there any classes offered in the evening?
  9. Am I eligible for scholarships and financial aid?

1. May I apply to both the full-time and part-time programs at the same time?

Yes.  An applicant may indicate their interest in both programs via an addendum to the application.  When offered admission, the applicant will need to select the preferred program.

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2. If I am enrolled into the part-time program, may I choose to move into the full-time program?

A part-time student who has successfully completed all required first year courses, and who is in good academic standing may request to change their program status.  All requests shall be considered on a case-by-case basis and are granted at the discretion of the Dean.

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3. How many credits do I need to take each semester?

To qualify for part-time student status, you must take a minimum of 8 credits per semester and up to a maximum of 12 credits per semester.

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4. How long can I take to complete the program?

Part-time students must complete all degree requirements for graduation within 6 years following enrollment.  They may complete the program in 4 years by supplementing classes in the summer.

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5. Can I work while enrolled in the part-time program? If so, is there a limit to the hours I may work each week?

Part-time students are permitted to work in their first year and throughout their part-time program enrollment. There is not a limit to the number of hours you may work.  However, all students, full-time and part-time, must adhere to the mandatory student attendance policy.

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6. May I pick and choose my classes as a part-time student?

Not at first.  First year courses will be assigned after consultation with the part-time program coordinator.  Notification of fall class assignments and schedule will be made prior to New Student Orientation, which occurs in mid-August.

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7. What are the requirements for graduation?

Part-time students must successfully complete 90 semester credit hours as well as successfully meet all other graduation requirements applicable to full-time students per the most current edition of the Willamette University College of Law Student Handbook

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8. Are there any classes offered in the evening?

Currently, all first year classes are offered in the daytime only, Monday through Friday.

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9. Am I eligible for scholarships and financial aid?

Applicants for admission through the part-time program will automatically be considered for all merit-based scholarships.  Estimated expenses for the part-time program will be disclosed on theTuition and Financial Aid section of the Admission Office website, with tuition and fees set at 75% of the equivalent full-time levels.

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