Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements
  • College transcript from the institution (including the UW, if applicable) where you earned your highest or most pertinent degree. Unofficial transcripts, including photocopies, are acceptable. A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution is required.  

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit your letter and resume online, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Please email your transcripts to pceapps@uw.edu.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of college-level course work in English composition and/or oral communication (test scores may be submitted in place of this coursework)
  • Relevant skills, including the ability to work independently, manage projects, remain objective, attend closely to detail, and be proficient with modern office technology

Transfer Requirements

This program allows students to apply a limited number of transfer credits from similar programs. Credit transfers are subject to these restrictions:

  • No more than 15 quarter credits/CEUs or their equivalents (see the chart on page 22 of the American Bar Association guidelines) can be transferred
  • No online course credits can be transferred

To successfully transfer credits, a student must:

  • Provide an official transcript showing a grade of a B or better in the course(s)
  • Provide a syllabus or similar comprehensive summary of the course(s) being transferred
  • Provide proof that the course(s) were taken in the classroom (rather than online)
  • Indicate whether the college is approved by the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) program or the American Bar Association (at least one is required)

We reserve the right to accept or reject transfers based on how closely the transferring course(s) match our course offerings.

English Proficiency

If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have advanced English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Technology Requirements

You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.