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Center for Advanced Legal Studies Paralegal Education and Training
Future Paralegals
Talk to Us: 1-800-446-6931

Admission Requirements

Paralegal Certificate Program

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university receive automatic acceptance into the Paralegal Certificate Program.

  • Applicants with an associate’s degree that is transferable into an accredited 4 year college may test into the program by scoring 20 or higher on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam.

  • Applicants who have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent may test into the program by scoring a 20 or higher on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam.

  • A personal consultation with an admission representative is required of all applicants.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Paralegal Program


Note: A high school diploma or GED must be approved by the state from which it was issued. If, for any reason, the high school diploma or GED is suspected to be invalid, the applicant will not be accepted until he/she can provide an acceptable document of proof that the high school diploma or GED is valid. Short term or online high school diplomas are not accepted.

Authorizations by Program and State

The US Department of Education requires college and universities to request and receive authorization to provide online courses from states in which the institution is admitting students. Center for Advanced Legal Studies accepts students from the following states into Online Paralegal Classes.

Yes, it can be confusing. If you do not see your state listed here, please contact an Admissions Representative to discuss. 800-446-6931

Both Certificate and AAS Degree 
Paralegal Programs

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Delaware*
District of Columbia*
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana*
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Massachusetts*
Michigan
Mississippi
Nevada*
New Jersey*
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota*
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wyoming

*Student is not eligible to take an Externship with CALS due to state distance education regulations. Alternative courses are available.

Paralegal Certificate
Program only

Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oregon
Tennessee
Washington
New Hampshire
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