University Studies

AS in Paralegal Studies

The Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies is designed for the student entering college for the first time or entering with fewer than 60 academic credits.

Degree Requirements

The associate's program requires completion of a total of 60 credits: 31 credits in general education and 25 credits in Paralegal Studies. The remaining credits are elective courses. The curriculum assures that our students become acquainted with many fields of study, with a focus on a wide range of legal specialty courses necessary for a career as a paralegal. Prior college credits may be transferred into the AS degree. Graduates frequently continue to complete the bachelor's degree.

See a complete list of course offerings in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Prospective A.S. students with 30 or more transferrable credits from other colleges must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges must be sent directly to the Admission Office.

Prospective A.S. students with fewer than 30 transferrable credits from other colleges will be considered for admission based upon their transferrable credits from other colleges with a minimum GPA of 2.0, high school transcripts or GED scores and their professional work experience and/or desire to pursue paralegal education. In addition to having official transcripts sent to the Admission Office, prospective students with fewer than 30 transferrable credits must either provide a professional resume or essay indicating with they want to join the Paralegal Studies Program. If out of high school less than five years, SAT scores must also be provided.

Prospective Certificate students must have a minimum of 60 college credits, 30 of which must be in the liberal arts, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

How to Apply for Admission

  1. Arrange a personal interview with Sharron Dillon, Esq., Program Manager, Paralegal Studies Program at 860.768.5468 or sdillon@hartford.edu so we can better assess your educational goals, better assist you with a preliminary academic development plan, and provide personal assistance with the application process. If you have college transcripts, bring them for an initial evaluation of your transfer credits – and any questions you want to ask us!
  2. Complete and submit your application and the $35 non-refundable application fee to the Admissions Office.
  3. Arrange to have your official transcripts from all previously-attended colleges, or your high school transcripts or GED scores if you have fewer than 30 potentially transferable credits from other colleges, sent directly to the Admissions Office.

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