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. Please note: Those who have earned fewer than 60 college credit hours should consider first starting in the Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies program.
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.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (from all prior institutions combined) will be considered for acceptance.
Transfer from schools that are not ABA-approved or members of the American Association of Paralegal Education (AAPE) will not be accepted. Courses more than seven years old will not be transferred into the program. Students may not transfer more than four courses.
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
The maximum credits allowed for transfer for this program is 90 credits.
Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.
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:
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