Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s online Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies degree program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.
You are currently a high school senior or have a high school diploma, GED, or home-school equivalent.
Students who have completed paralegal courses at other institutions may petition to the program director to have those courses transferred into the University of Cincinnati Clermont program. You must include the following:
Transferability is based on the following:
Transfer from schools that are not ABA-approved or members of American Association of Paralegal Education (AAPE) will be not be allowed. Courses more than seven years old will not be transferred into the program. Students may not transfer more than four courses.
As a first-year student, you will be required to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail. To see if your transcript(s) can be ordered electronically, visit the links below and search for your previous school(s).
If you do not see your past school(s) listed on either site, please contact the school(s) directly. Then, mail your sealed, unopened, official transcripts to:
Please mail sealed, unopened, official transcripts to:
University of Cincinnati
Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0091
Learn more about requesting your transcripts.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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