Transfer Policy and Course Substitution
Transfer Policy for Paralegal Courses
In order for students to receive transfer credit for Paralegal Courses offered at another institution, the following rules will be in effect:
- For classroom courses (not online), no more than 15 credits will be permitted to be transferred as paralegal specialty courses, ie. Either paralegal core or paralegal electives.
- Students are required to indicate whether the college is ABA approved;
- Students must provide a syllabus or similar comprehensive summary of the course which was completed
- Students must provide proof that the course was in traditional classroom format
- Students must provide official transcripts
- PL 204 will not be approved for any transfer credit
- If a student transfers credits from another institution, they are not permitted to substitute any non-paralegal classes as paralegal electives.
- No online classes will be allowed to be transferred as Paralegal credits.
The Paralegal program allows substitution of a maximum of 6 credits of non-Paralegal courses for Paralegal Electives. It is preferred and recommended that any requested substitution be approved by the Paralegal Department Chair prior to taking the course that will be substituted. Computer skills courses will not be approved as substitution for Paralegal Elective Credit. Criminal Justice courses may be considered for substitution if the student first completes PL 226. Other course substitutions, such as Business, Political Science, etc. are at the discretion of the Department Chair.
Paralegals may not practice law and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.