Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s online Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies associate 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 taken paralegal courses at other institutions may petition to the Paralegal Program Director to have those courses transferred into the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Paralegal Studies 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; and
4. Grade the student received (“C” or above).
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. No student may transfer more than four courses.
As a first-year student, you will need 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.
Submit official transcripts for all schools attended or GED scores to:
University of Cincinnati Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091
Transfer Course Credit
UC requires all students to complete at least half of the program at UC to receive their degree. The maximum credits allowed for transfer for this program would be 30 credits.
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:
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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