LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

2023 PLUS Program

June 5-30 (in-person, on-campus)

The LSAC PLUS Program at the North Carolina Central University School of Law will enroll up to 24 students for its program with the ideal candidate being a student with a solid academic record who is intellectually curious, ready to engage in coursework, and would like a leg up in preparing for a legal education.

The NCCU Law program targets students from colleges and universities in the Southeast region of the United States with a focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in North Carolina. For more than eighty years, NCCU Law has been educating minority students who join the legal profession. NCCU Law is proud to host this program to provide an opportunity for minority students in the State to not only consider law school but to be prepared to pursue it successfully. While the program is targeted primarily to students of color enrolled at HBCU’s, we will also seek to enroll students who attend Native American or minority serving colleges and/or universities.

How to Apply

Eligible Students

The LSAC PLUS Program is open to students who have completed their freshman or sophomore years at four-year colleges and universities, technical colleges and community colleges. Admissions preference will be given to students who are currently enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) or Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and will have completed between 24 and 60 credits by the start of the LSAC PLUS Online Program. The program focuses on attracting promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, first generation college students and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession.

Program Dates

June 5 – 30 (On-campus)

The 4 week residential program will be held on campus, in-person. While on-campus, participants will stay in a dorm on NCCU’s campus. There is no cost for participants to stay on-campus.

Application Deadline

Applications accepted Tuesday, January 17, 2023 thru Monday, April 17, 2023. The application form and all required documentation must be received by Sunday, April 30, 2023 by 11:59pm

  • 2022 LSAC PLUS online application – completed
  • Résumé
  • Undergraduate transcript – uploaded with PLUS online application (You may submit an unofficial transcript.)
  • Two (2) Letters of recommendation (one must be from a professor)
  • An original essay – Write about your interest in studying law and why you believe this program would be beneficial for you.
Application Submission

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials should be submitted electronically. Due to application volumes, you should check your application status online to verify that all required documents have been received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be removed from consideration. If you have questions regarding the status of your application or about the program, please contact us at 919-530-6333 or

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed holistically by evaluating each student’s academic promise, community service, work experience and commitment to the LSAC PLUS Online Program. The admissions team will carefully review all materials in each applicant’s file.

Finalists for the LSAC PLUS Online program may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be invitation only and conducted via Zoom.

Program Costs

The LSAC PLUS program is provided to participants free of charge. At the conclusion of the program, you will receive a stipend of $1,000 for your participation and a fee waiver from the Law School Admissions Council for the LSAT and Credential Assembly Service.

All LSAC PLUS programming, books, or course materials required for classroom work will be provided free of charge.

LSAC will provide laptops and internet access, for the duration of the LSAC PLUS Online program at no charge, for admitted students in need of such assistance.

The LSAC PLUS Program at North Carolina Central University School of Law received funding from the Law School Admission Council, Inc. (LSAC). The opinions and conclusions contained in this document are the opinions and conclusions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of LSAC.

Admissions Links

Fall 2023 Open House: The Ultimate Legal Eagle Experience

An Admissions Open House is a unique opportunity to learn about NCCU Law resources, to hear from current Legal Eagles and faculty members, and to learn about the admissions. During the 2023-2024 academic year, you may visit the law school by registering to attend an Open House using one of the links below.