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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.
Prospective B.A. in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies Concentration students must be at least 22 years of age and must have completed a minimum of 30 transferable college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on previous coursework. In general, coursework taken at accredited institutions for which the student earned a minimum grade of C- will transfer. Computer coursework older than five years and some technical coursework will not transfer. Adults who have not accumulated 30 credits are welcome to take courses at the University of Hartford as non-matriculated students until they reach 30 credit hours or they may matriculate into the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program. Upon completion of the 60 credit associate degree, students can seamlessly transfer to the B.A. in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies Concentration to complete their baccalaureate degree. Students may not have been full-time students at the University of Hartford in the two years prior to their application to the B.A. in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies Concentration.
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, are from an ABA-approved paralegal program, 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:
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.