Paralegals with Certificates
Paralegals with certificates who wish to take additional courses must hold bachelor's degrees from a regionally accredited college or university and a certificate/degree from a paralegal program at a regionally accredited college or university. If space permits, these applicants will be allowed to register for any paralegal studies course other than PLST 332/333/334 Legal Research and Writing I/II/III and PLST 398 Internship. Course prerequisites may be waived by the director, depending on the student's work experience and previous education.
The required admission materials for paralegals with certificates are:
- Completed admission application
- Non-refundable $25 application fee (waived for applicants who previously have paid an application fee to Loyola University Chicago as well as for those who apply online)
- Official transcripts from each college, university and paralegal program attended (waived for previous students at Loyola, Mundelein College, or Mallinckrodt College)
- For non-native English speakers, proficiency in the English language (as explained below)
Non-Degree application materials should be submitted to:
Graduate and Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Special Note: Non-certificate seeking students (Paralegals with Certificates) taking coursework with the Institute are allowed limited access to career assistance services provided by the Institute. While enrolled at the Institute, these students are welcome to use the materials in the Institute's Career Resource Center and those posted online, including the job board, and to attend group presentations on career matters. Other career services, such as individual consulting with the Institute director or staff, and the inclusion of resumes in the program's resume database, are not available.
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by a minimum TOEFL score of 650 PBT/280 CBT/114 iBT.
Failure to submit accurate and complete information in an application is cause for immediate dismissal from the Institute for Paralegal Studies.