Applying to the Paralegal Program
The paralegal program operates with rolling admissions. An interview with the program director is part of the admissions process and will be scheduled after the applicant's file is complete. An application is not considered complete until all of the following documents have been received.
- A completed application form and $30 non-refundable fee.
- An official baccalaureate degree transcript. Applicants should request that their undergraduate institution send an official transcript directly to the Paralegal Program office. If the applicant has attended more than one school for undergraduate work, or has attended graduate school, transcripts from these institutions should also be requested.
Electronic transcripts are NOT preferred.
- A letter of recommendation from two persons with knowledge of the applicants work or academic ability. Current or former teachers and current or former employers are appropriate references. Friends are not appropriate recommenders. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ask the reference to write directly to the Paralegal Program office.
- A personal statement of interest in the paralegal field, which will serve as a writing sample. The statement should be typed and should not exceed 500 words.
- A current resume.
- A current photograph (optional)
- If you are applying for financial aid, you should fill out the FAFSA form on-line (www.fafsa.ed.gov) as soon as possible. This form may be filled out prior to being accepted into the program.