Admissions Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies

November 15, 2021
January 10, 2022
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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s online Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies degree program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below.


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.

Students applying to the program directly from high school must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • ACT 21 or SAT 1060*

*If student has been out of high school for one year or more, they are not required to submit test scores

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least a 2.75 cumulative GPA (all prior institutions combined)

Minimum GPA

An overall 2.75 GPA will be considered for acceptance.

Transfer Credits

A student may obtain advanced standing for legal specialty course through the transfer of credits from other academic institutions if that program is ABA approved.

The maximum credits allowed for transfer for this program would be 30 credits.


Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.


Submit official transcripts or GED scores to:

University of Cincinnati Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 210091

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091

Electronic submissions can be sent to

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