The Early Law School Admission Program makes it possible for students, as early as their senior year in high school, to apply to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Students can either apply to the Early Law School Admission Program concurrently with their applications to the CSU Undergraduate Honors Program or, once admitted to the Honors Program, at any time until the end of their junior year. Early admission guarantees students matriculation in the College of Law, provided that they complete the Honors Program in good standing and receive an Honors Bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University. Students also must submit Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) scores before matriculation in the law school, but no minimum score is required and test results will not affect a student's matriculation. Students admitted through the Early Law School Admission Program are not obliged to attend the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Students in the Honors and University Scholars programs are eligible to in participate in an undergraduate research experience at the Cleveland Clinic.
Students accepted into the program will be selected to work as undergraduate research assistants on a project directed by one of the researchers at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute in Spring 2012. They will spend the semester working in the lab and keep a journal record of their activity. They also will prepare a full-length report on their research after the project is complete. Participants will earn 8 hours of academic credit – these credits may be applied to a degree program in consultation with the relevant department.