MCC's Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is approved by SUNY, the State Education Department and the American Bar Association. We offer a post-degree certificate program and, therefore, the applicants participate in a selective admissions process. Beginning students can only start in the Fall semester and we begin processing applications each Spring semester. Since the program is limited to twenty-five students, the program is usually fully enrolled well before the start of Fall classes. In recent years the program has been closed to new applications by mid-summer so applying early is advised.
Applicants with at least a Bachelor's degree can matriculate directly into the program through the MCC Admissions office, no interview is required.
If you have an Associate’s Degree which includes at least eighteen hours of general education credits, you will need to complete a three-step process:
- First you need to apply to MCC Admissions;
- Second, you need to fill out an Information and Department Recommendation
- Third, set up an interview with the Program Director, Elizabeth Clifford.
If you are currently enrolled in a program here at MCC, please contact
the Admissions Office for information on how to proceed.
Form is available to be downloaded here*
and it can also be obtained through the Admissions
Office Office or the Law and Criminal Justice Department at the Damon
To set up the personal interview, you may call Prof. Clifford at 585-262-1769
or e-mail her at email@example.com.
The completed Recommendation Form and a copy of your college transcript
should be brought to the interview. The Department of Law and
Criminal Justice processes applications year-round for recommendation
to the MCC Admissions Office. Classes begin each Fall. Students complete
the Program in 15 months of part-time evening and Saturday study.
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