Enrollment and Entrance Requirements
Applicants to our program, which is approved by the American Bar Association, must be accepted to Clayton State through the Office of Admissions. Please note that paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
All Legal Studies/Paralegal program students are required to take at least ten semester credits or equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.
Policy on Transfer Credits for Legal Specialty Courses:
1. We accept course credits from institutions in the USG (University System of Georgia) and the TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia); We also accept course credits from regionally-accredited institutions outside of the USG and the TCSG that are ABA-approved or institutional members of AAfPE (American Association for Paralegal Education);
2. The student must have earned a grade of "C" or higher in any legal specialty course for which transfer credit is sought;
3. The student must comply with Clayton State residency requirements as contained in our Academic Catalog;
4. We may accept course credits from regionally-accredited institutions that are not ABA-approved or institutional members of AAfPE if adequate evidence is provided to document that the transfer course meets an appropriate level of academic rigor and compliance with ABA guidelines for paralegal education; and
5. Whether a legal specialty course is transferable to Clayton State is subject to the discretion of the Legal Studies Program Coordinator. Clayton State reserves the right to request additional course materials for any class for which transfer credit is sought.
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