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Enrollment Information

Several enrollment options are available to students wishing to pursue a paralegal career. The Paralegal Studies program offers an Associate in Science, a Bachelor of Arts in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies concentration, and a Paralegal Certificate program. Students may choose from these options depending on their individual needs and career goals.

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to meet the needs of the adult, part-time student. Students may take classes in the evening, on Saturdays, or combine the two. Paralegal courses are taught year-round.

Students who enter a degree program may transfer legal specialty courses taken at prior institutions, based upon an evaluation by the program director. Courses will be accepted if they are from accredited colleges or universities in the United States and are similar in scope and content to the courses in the Paralegal Studies program.

The following limits apply to transfer credits of legal specialty courses toward the major or certificate:

  • Students may apply no more than 19 credits of transferred legal specialty courses toward the required legal specialty courses for the bachelor's degree.
  • Students may apply no more than 12 credits of transferred legal specialty courses toward the required legal specialty courses for the associate's degree.
  • Students may not transfer any legal specialty courses to the certificate program.
  • The Paralegal Studies program does not accept any CLEP or LINCS credit for legal specialty courses.

Note: After matriculation in the associate's or bachelor's program, or enrollment in the Paralegal Certificate program, all required Paralegal Studies courses must be taken at the University of Hartford.