Steps to Applying to the Paralegal Program

Thank you for your interest in the Sinclair Community College Paralegal Program. The Program has been created to provide an opportunity for students to acquire the skills necessary to assist an attorney in providing legal services in a variety of settings.

If you would like to receive additional information about admission to the Paralegal Program please contact Tammy Merritt, Paralegal Admissions Coordinator at (937) 512-2769 or at tammy.merritt@sinclair.edu with the following information:  name, address, tartan card #, e-mail address, and telephone number. She will send you additional information and an application form. The steps for admission to the program are listed below.

If you are a new student:

Complete an application for admission to Sinclair, if you haven’t already done so. Begin at the Assessment Intake desk in the lobby outside of 10-445 and complete the Sinclair placement test.  Competency requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and either 1) placement test scores indicate you can at least enroll in ENG 1101, MAT 1120 and not need a developmental reading course or 2) successfully completed DEV 0012, DEV 0022, and DEV 0032 or 0044.
Complete the PAR application form and return to Room 5-113 or Room 5-141.  You will receive notice of your status from the Paralegal Coordinator.
If you are a transfer student::

Complete an application for admission to Sinclair, if you haven’t already done so.  Have transcripts from other colleges sent directly to Registration & Student Records, Building 10.  Once you’ve received confirmation of transfer credits by Sinclair, complete the credit evaluation form located in the Counselor’s Office, Room 11-346. Competency requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and having completed English and Mathematics course at Sinclair or another college, or readiness to take Freshman English and Mathematics..
Complete the PAR application form and return to Room 5-113 or Room 5-141.  You will receive notice of your status from the Paralegal Coordinator.  When planning your schedule, please keep in mind that there is limited enrollment for PAR 1101, PAR 1102, AND PAR 1103. Because these courses are offered only fall and spring terms, you will want to start   admission procedures as early as possible. Once you meet eligibility requirements for admission into the Paralegal Program and have been approved by the  Paralegal Admissions Coordinator, or Paralegal Administrative Assistant, you should enroll in these courses as soon as registration begins. You must take PAR 1101, PAR 1102, and PAR 1103 at the  same time and complete them before you are permitted to enroll in any other paralegal course.

If you have any additional questions regarding admission into the Paralegal Program, please contact Jean Hankison, the Paralegal Admissions Coordinator, at (937) 512-2769, tammy.merritt@sinclair.edu, or stop by Room 5-141 between the hours of  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.