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ADMISSION DEADLINES FOR APPLICANTS / Spring 2014 - Fall 2015
Term Priority Deadline*
January 7, 2015
January 16, 2015
January 26, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 21, 2015
June 1, 2015
* Submission of FAFSA and completed application by this date guarantees financial aid consideration for the current term.
** Applicants applying for admission after this date may be eligible for financial aid through the submission of the FAFSA. Due to possible timing issues or time constraints, financial aid may not be available for disbursement by the first day of class. Students must secure other funding in the meantime to guarantee their continued enrollment.
2. The student has earned sixty credit hours from a regionally accredited institution regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. Students who fall into this category must also meet the general education minimums established by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals. Click here for the checksheet we will use to evaluate your transcripts to determine if those requirements have been met. In addition to the application requirements listed below, applicants in this category must have two years' relevant work experience in the legal field and submit two letters of reference from employers who can speak to the students' capacity for success in this program.
3. The student wishes to complete a bachelor's degree in the evenings through Samford University's Evening College and also wishes to include the paralegal certificate as part of his or her degree plan. The Evening College is the administrative office that manages the needs of students who fall into this category. You may contact an Evening College advisor by calling 205-726-2898 or by visiting their website at www.samford.edu/eveningcollege.
All applicants may use the same online application for admission. The following materials are required before we can begin to review your application.
As noted above, applicants who do not have a degree and who do not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree must meet additional criteria before their application can be reviewed, and an application decision made. The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program admits students for the fall, spring, and summer terms. For more information, please view our catalog section.
Estimated transportation costs per year - $1,750.00