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Admission Requirements

The majority of the paralegal students have already earned a bachelor’s degree, and we recommend that students complete their bachelor’s degree before earning a paralegal certificate. However, students will be considered for admission without a bachelor’s degree if they meet these requirements:

  • At least 45 semester hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (remedial courses do not count). 
  • At least a 2.3 grade point average. 

18 of the 45 hours of college credit must be general education courses, which means they are from at least three of these disciplines:

  • Social Sciences 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Math 
  • Humanities 
  • Foreign Languages 
  • English 
  • Successful completion of a standardized aptitude test

Applicants who have attended another ABA-approved paralegal studies program can transfer up to 10 credit hours or two non-credit paralegal legal specialty courses. The transfer courses allowed are at the discretion of the program to ensure that the courses are equivalent to Louisiana state specific law. No course with a grade lower than a "C" will be accepted as transfer. Applicants must provide an official copy of the transcript with a course description to ensure that the academic quality and integrity of the program is upheld.