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Pre-Law FAQ's

Pre-Law

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 36
Average Class Size: 20
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Pre-Law programs?
 

A:

There are few community colleges that offer a Pre-Law program like this one. Students who wish to enter law school are better prepared before transferring because our program introduces students to several of the online legal libraries that they will use while completing their undergraduate degrees.
 

Q:

Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
 

A:

This program requires a lot of reading, writing, and research, so high school students should take as many English courses as possible. In addition, they should work on research skills.
 

Q:

Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
 

A:

Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site.

Q:

Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
 

A:

No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the program chair recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
 

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.