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Trial Admissions Program
Designed especially for students who excel in only one of the two principal standardized measures of success – the UGPA or LSAT score – TAP is held during the summer as an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their ability to succeed in legal studies. While classes do not count toward a degree, they can lead to admission. Applicants who do not meet regular admissions standards are automatically considered for TAP.


All applicants to the J.D. program are considered. There are no extra procedures or requirements to be invited to the program. Participants who successfully complete the program must enroll to the campus they attend for TAP.

Schedule of Classes

TAP participants are required to take three courses. These courses are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings beginning in late May and ending in late June. Final exams are typically the last week of June.

Sample Schedule:
Delaware TAP Schedule
6:30-7:55 p.m. Civil Procedure Legal Methods Torts
7:55-8:05 p.m. Break Break Break
8:05-9:30 p.m. Torts Legal Methods Civil Procedure

Harrisburg TAP Schedule
6:00-7:25 p.m. Torts Legal Methods Torts
7:25-7:35 p.m. Break Break Break
7:35-9:00 p.m. Contracts Legal Methods Contracts

The Admission Standard

An invitation to participate in TAP is not acceptance to the Law School. Admission to the entering class at Widener University School of Law will be granted to all TAP participants who achieve a minimum 2.3 GPA.

No academic credit toward the J.D. degree is granted for TAP. TAP courses will not appear on a student’s law school transcript and will not transfer to any other program.


Widener University School of Law provides partial tuition scholarships for students from our two campuses who have successfully completed TAP and have demonstrated superior academic performance. These tuition scholarships are for the first year of law school upon matriculation to the entering class.