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Legal Studies Program Policies for Transfer Students

In order to be considered for admission as a transfer student at the Delaware Law Legal Studies Program, students must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing at their former institution.

Students must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for admission consideration. If a student has attended multiple institutions, the admission decision will be based on an average GPA from all institutions.

Admission decisions are typically made during the semester prior to the anticipated start term. Therefore, transfer students are admitted before their final semester grades are available. It is the expectation that students will submit their final transcript and will successfully complete their current coursework. If the official final transcript does not demonstrate successful completion, the Office of Admissions will revoke the offer of admission.

Students who already have a bachelor degree and seek a second bachelor degree through the Legal Studies Program are considered transfer students and should follow the transfer process.

Transfer Credits

A transfer credit evaluation will be completed at the time of application and included with the acceptance packet. Changes may be made to this evaluation after meeting with an academic advisor.

The Legal Studies Program generally accepts credits from an accredited college or university when those credits correspond and are comparable to the Legal Studies curriculum to which the student has applied.

The broad policy for acceptance of general education transfer credits are published on the College of Continuing Studies website: www.widener.edu/uc. All transfer credits are evaluated by the program director and are compared within articulation agreements as well as on a course by course basis. Transfer credits will not be awarded for more than one-half of the courses required in the major subject area in either the associate or bachelor degree program. The following are specific considerations for awarding transfer credits:

  1. Coursework must come from a regionally accepted institution on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Coursework is placed against requirements of the program.
  3. Grades of C- or lower will not be accepted for transfer.
  4. Transfer students must have an overall 2.0 GPA to be considered for acceptance.
  5. The final determination of transfer is made by the director.

Delaware Law's Legal Studies Program seeks affiliations with numerous two-year institutions and currently holds affiliations with the following colleges:

  • Bucks County (PA) Community College
  • Camden County (NJ) College
  • Cecil College (MD)
  • Cumberland County (NJ) College
  • Delaware County (PA) Community College
  • Community College of Philadelphia (PA)

The Legal Studies Program will accept the transfer of a maximum of two legal specialty courses for the general certificate or any concentration from another ABA-approved paralegal program. No more than a total of six required legal or legal elective courses will be accepted for associate degree students from another ABA-approved paralegal program. No more than a total of nine required legal or legal elective courses will be accepted for bachelor degree students from another ABA-approved paralegal program.

Students requesting the transfer of courses must submit proof of satisfactory course completion, a course syllabus, and course description. Upon receipt of required information it will be reviewed by the program director. The requested material is reviewed to ensure that all required material contained in the Legal Studies Program course has been learned by the student. Only courses from ABA-approved programs are accepted.

Upon request, students who seek transfer credit for paralegal courses must provide evidence indicating whether the paralegal courses to be transferred were taken in a distance, hybrid or traditional classroom format in order to ensure that the ABA policy regarding limits on distance learning courses is met by all graduates.