Variance Transfer Policy
Mt. San Antonio College has adopted the following policy to be used when a student requests transfer credit for any legal specialty course taken at another institution.
Any student seeking transfer credit for any legal specialty course taken at another institution must provide the following documentation and information to the Paralegal Program Coordinator ("Coordinator"):
- The name and address of the institution;
- A transcript showing the course title, date taken, and grade received;
- The course syllabus or a course description from the institution's course catalog, reflecting the description of the course at the time the course was taken; and
- Documentation of whether or not the paralegal program at that institution was ABA-approved at the time the course was completed.
Upon receipt of this documentation, the Coordinator shall determine whether or not
transfer credit will be given for the course requested. If the Coordinator determines
that transfer credit can be given, it is the student's responsibility to complete
all paperwork and submit it to the appropriate college office.
In determining whether or not transfer credit can be given, the Coordinator shall take into consideration the following:
- Transfer credit shall only be allowed if the legal specialty course complies with all criteria of an equivalent legal specialty course offered in the Mt. San Antonio College Paralegal Studies Program.
- Transfer credit shall only be allowed for a legal specialty course in which the student received a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
- Transfer credit shall only be allowed for a legal specialty course which was completed up to seven years prior to the request for transfer credit, depending on the subject matter of the course.
- The maximum number of legal specialty credit allowed for transfer shall not exceed twelve (12) semester units.
- Transfer credit shall not be allowed for any legal specialty course which was taken at an institution that was not ABA-approved at the time that course was taken.