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The School of Continuing Studies at Roger Williams University is a unique community of learners with a wide variety of skills. We are pleased to be able to award prospective students up to 90 credits for previous collegiate-level work as well as life and military experience to help accelerate degree acquisition.

Students looking to count previous credits may do so in the following categories:

Transfer Credit
SCS will accept up to three years of applicable college credit from any accredited college or university up to 90 credits, provided the student maintained a letter grade of “C” or higher. We will also accept up to 60 credits from an institution that offers up to the Associate’s degree.

For those of you interested in transferring credits from either Bristol Community College or the Community College of Rhode Island to The School of Continuing Studies, please review our Course Equivalency Guides:

For those of you interested in transferring credits from either Bristol Community College or the Community College of Rhode Island to the Roger Williams University day school (Bristol Campus), please visit the Transfer Admission Forms and Equivalency Guides.

Paralegal Studies

Major Requirements

Transfer Credit Policy*

To adhere to ABA standards, the following credit transfer policy applies to all students:  

  • Students may be awarded up to 12 legal specialty course credits to fulfill major requirements from an ABA approved paralegal program
  • Students may be awarded up to 6 legal specialty course credits to fulfill major requirements from a non-ABA approved paralegal program**
  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for any legal specialty distance learning courses taken at a non-ABA accredited institution

*Students shall provide evidence indicating whether the Paralegal course(s) in consideration for transfer was taken in a distance, hybrid, or traditional classroom format.

** No more than 3 transfer credits may be used to satisfy the traditional classroom format requirement.

Military Training
SCS will accept up to three years of college credit--up to 90 credits for military training and experience.

Credit Documentation
SCS will accept up to three years of college credit--up to 90 credits for relevant job and work experience, personal enrichment and participation in conferences and workshops.

College Level Exam Preparation (CLEP)
SCS will accept up to 90 credits for the successful completion of CLEP testing. SCS may give credit for other standardized testing exams recognized by the American Council on Education. To qualify for CLEP credit, please refer to the Roger Williams University Catalog for the School of Continuing Studies.