Paralegal Studies - Classroom
How to Apply
Individuals interested in attending the classroom Duke Paralegal Certificate Program must submit an application during the application period in order to be considered for admission. Applications can only be submitted via the online application that is available on the Duke Continuing Studies Paralegal Certificate website. Applications submitted in any other form will not be accepted.
Criteria to Apply
All applicants must meet the following requirements.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Possess word processing and internet skills.
Have an email account and regular access to a computer.
Hold either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Upon notification of admission to the program, an official sealed transcript must be submitted. For degrees earned outside of the US, proof of equivalency to a US degree will need to be provided by World Education Services (WES) in place of a transcript. WES must be contacted directly by the applicant.
Be fluent in the English language (including reading and writing).
Upon notification of admission to the program, be able to pay the tuition fee in full or in accordance with the payment plan as described on the Payment Plan page of the Paralegal Studies website. Additionally, Duke Continuing Studies must be notified of approved loans by the established deadline.
The Application Period for Fall 2013 opens April 29, 2013 and closes on June 14, 2013. A second Application Period for Fall 2013 opens July 1, 2013 and closes on July 12, 2013. The application process entails submitting a completed electronic application, payment of the nonrefundable $25 application fee, and the submission of other required documentation (reference letter, résumé, and signed Program Policy).
Once all supplemental documents are received by the Program Office, application will be reviewed to determine approval. Applicants will be notified of their admission status within one week of complete submission. Please note that submission of an application and payment of the application fee is not a guarantee of admission to the program.
Admission to the program is discretionary. Duke Continuing Studies, Professional Certificate Program requires students to be at least 18 years of age and meet minimum suitability standards for admission. Admitted students are Duke University Continuing Studies students and not matriculated Duke University students, therefore university student privileges do not apply.
The Registration Period opens on July 1, 2013 and closes on July 31, 2013. Admitted students wishing to register must enroll in the course, pay tuition, and submit an official sealed college or university transcript by the close of the Registration Period.
Duke Continuing Studies reserves the exclusive right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to withhold registration or require withdrawal from the program of an applicant or enrolled student.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
|April 29||Application period opens – Applications must be completed and submitted online.|
|June 14||Application period closes – All applications must be submitted online and required documentation must be received in the Program Office by 5:00pm.|
|July 1||Registration opens: Applicants who have been approved can register and pay tuition.|
|July 1||Second application period opens - Applications must be completed and submitted online.|
|July 12||Application period closes - All applications must be submitted online and required documentation must be received in the Program Office by 5:00pm.|
|July 31||Last day to register and submit official transcripts.|
Admission to the program is competitive and space is limited.
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The link below takes you to the required electronic application. If you are a new user, you will be guided to create a profile. After filling out your profile and the application, when you are prompted to pay the application fee, check the email account that you entered for your profile to access messages containing your username and password.