Associate in Arts (Transfer)
A strong foundation in the liberal arts is good preparation for law school. Earning a Pre-Law Associate in Arts is a smart choice on the path to transferring to a bachelor's degree program and continuing on to law school.
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Along with the general education curriculum, the ICC Pre-Law program includes additional courses in political science and history. Students should work closely with the ICC Transfer Center to ensure they are meeting the requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) guarantees your ICC associate degree satisfies general education courses needed to transfer.
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Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, Paralegal, Contract Administrator, Public Defender
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Pre-Law Program?
The Pre-Law Associate degree is a good starting point on the path to attending law school. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school courses in English, government, and social studies are beneficial.
- Involvement in speech or debate club is also helpful.
What Can I Expect As a Pre-Law Student?
- A general education curriculum that meets transfer requirements to Illinois public universities.
- More than 20 credit hours in history and political science courses.
- Good preparation to transfer to a four-year college at an affordable cost.
- Transfer opportunities to these common ICC choices: Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, Bradley University, Southern Illinois University, and Eureka College.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.