Pre-Professional Programs


The pre-law advisors are Dr. Scott Ingram from the Department of Criminal Justice ( and Dr. Donna Scheidt from the Department of English (


The pre-law program is designed to help students effectively navigate through the complicated process of applying to law school. Students interested in law school should meet with the pre-law advisor early in their academic career for assistance with developing an academic program that satisfies both the student’s interests and the intellectual rigor that law schools expect to see in the transcripts of their applicants. Law schools accept applicants from a wide variety of majors, but they closely examine transcripts for evidence that the applicant has taken challenging classes across multiple disciplines.

Extracurricular activities such as pre-law club and internships or work experience in law-related fields can also help to strengthen applications. Students should take the LSAT between June and December of their senior year; October is generally considered the optimal time to take the test. Students should meet with the pre-law advisor during their junior year to design a plan for preparing for this test.

Pre-law advising assists students through the law school application process by meeting with students interested in law school and by providing law school-related information to assist students in determining if law school is right for them, preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and selecting the law school that best fits their future goals. Students interested in law school should meet with a pre-law advisor early in their academic career to develop a plan tailored to the student’s interests and the intellectual rigor that will prepare students for the law schools experience. Law schools accept applicants from any major. Prospective law students should take a variety of challenging classes across multiple disciplines, including coursework that develops reading, writing and critical thinking skills.



The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
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