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The George Washington University College of Professional Studies

GW's College of Professional Studies has multiple locations in Northern Virginia and online. The Paralegal Studies program is offered at GW's Alexandria Education Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia. The George Washington University's main campus is located in Washington, D.C.
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In the GW Paralegal Studies program in the College of Professional Studies, you will gain insight from expert faculty. Students go beyond the textbook and leverage the expertise of our faculty as they share firsthand lessons from their time in various sectors of the legal field (corporate, non-profit, and government sectors). Join the ranks of our paralegal graduates as they use their new skills and knowledge to achieve personal and professional goals, finding leadership roles inside Fortune 100 companies, leading law firms, the Supreme Court, and everywhere in between. As a GW Paralegal Studies student, you'll gain a noteworthy return on your investment with real-time, hands-on learning that transforms today's working professionals into tomorrow's leaders.
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English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)...see moreApplicants whose native language is not English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Duolingo English Test (DET) , or the Pearsons Test of English (PTE). Waivers may be granted to those applicants who have attended universities where the language of instruction was English.
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Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.
Course Transfer Criteria
Minimum grade for transfer is a "C".
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)...see moreApplicants whose native language is not English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Duolingo English Test (DET) , or the Pearsons Test of English (PTE). Waivers may be granted to those applicants who have attended universities where the language of instruction was English.
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Application Fee
The online application fee is $80 and must be paid via credit card when submitting GW's online application. The fee is n...see moreThe online application fee is $80 and must be paid via credit card when submitting GW's online application. The fee is nonrefundable. Some applicants may have waivers granted.
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You must provide transcripts from all schools, colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the...see moreYou must provide transcripts from all schools, colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit from another transcript. Applications will not be reviewed until we've received all of your transcripts. You may initially submit unofficial transcripts however, accepted applicants are required to submit sealed official transcripts within 30 days following the start of their first semester.
Essay
You must submit a 250-500 word essay on your purpose for applying to study at GW. Please describe your relevant qualific...see moreYou must submit a 250-500 word essay on your purpose for applying to study at GW. Please describe your relevant qualifications and academic objectives and address the specific program you are applying to as well as any concentration, if applicable. This is an opportunity to expand upon or address anything not covered in the rest of your application.
Letters of Recommendation
You must submit one letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference, preferably one from a curren...see moreYou must submit one letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference, preferably one from a current supervisor or professor. Recommendation letters should provide information addressing the applicant's professional abilities, personal qualities, career potential, and potential to be successful in the degree program.
Maximum Transfer Credits
60
Minimum GPA
2.7
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
8/1/2023
Transfer Financial Aid Date
4/15/2023
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
5/1/2023
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
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