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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Business & Professional Studies, School of Legal Studies
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:Looking for a career in the law? Apply directly from high school and start your legal training as part of your degree – with no previous experience required. CapU’s School of Legal Studies has an excellent reputation and our graduates are in demand. We are also the only university in Western Canada to offer a degree program for paralegals.

You'll take core legal studies courses together with general and legal electives. Whether your ultimate goal is to build a valuable and rewarding career as a paralegal, to become a lawyer, to work in other law-related professions, or to do graduate work, this program is your best option.
URL:Legal Studies (Paralegal) at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,070
International: $20,493

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.
Careers:Paralegals

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have high school graduation (Grade 12). Applicants are also required to have an 80% average through Grades 11 and 12 (in English Studies 12, English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and at least four other academic courses).

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      The applicant may be called for an interview if they meet the admission requirements. Applicants are also required to submit: a Resume; a short handwritten essay (three pages, double-spaced) entitled, "Why I Want to Become a Paralegal;" and two letters of reference (preferably from high school teachers and/or non-family members who work in a business or professional setting).

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Cost Notes : Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 10, 2021

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