Admission Requirements: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies

Admission Requirements: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies
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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:

  1. A school catalog/bulletin from the institution; and
  2. A course syllabus from the specific paralegal course.

Transferability is based on the following:

  1. Accreditation of the former institution;
  2. Comparability of the course including evaluation of practical assignments;
  3. Year the course was taken;
  4. Assurance that the student will have at least 9 semester credits of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction;
  5. Documented proof that the grade received was a ‘C’ or above;
  6. Transfer from schools that are not regionally accredited will not be allowed

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.