We have prepared answers to the most common questions about the program. You will find those answers under “Paralegal Program Frequently Asked Questions.”
There are two program options for Paralegal Studies:
Option One: Certificate of Completion
Students who already possess an Associate's degree, or higher, from an accredited institution, pursue the Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies. If you do not yet have a college degree you cannot pursue the Certificate option and instead must pursue the Associate's Degree option.
Students with a prior degree must submit, along with a Paralegal Studies Program Eligibility Form (provided below), their unofficial college transcript showing the degree awarded. You will not be permitted to enroll in classes beyond LAS101 until the transcripts are received. In addition, before you complete the Paralegal Studies Program you must have official transcripts sent directly to the Phoenix College Admissions Office. The Certificate of Completion will not be awarded until official transcripts are received.
Option Two: Associate's Degree
Students that have not yet earned their first college degree are not eligible for the Certificate option and must pursue the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies.
Students who have not yet earned their first college degree must possess a high school diploma or GED. The Associate of Applied Science will not be awarded until a record of the high school diploma or GED is on file with the Phoenix College Admissions Office.
To begin the enrollment process for the Paralegal Studies students must complete the Paralegal Studies Program Eligibility Form