In order for a student to withdraw from the program, students must submit a signed and dated letter of withdrawal via email to their enrollment advisor stating their intention.

The following conditions apply to those seeking a refund upon withdrawal:

Withdrawal Timing Refund Policy
Before the start of the program Full refund of all payments made less a $300 non-refundable cancellation fee
After the start of the program through the eighth calendar day 50% refund of all payments made less a $300 non-refundable cancellation fee
After the eighth calendar day of the program Not eligible for a refund

Retaking Modules

Modules cannot be retaken for any reason and must be completed within the two-week period during which they’re open.


Barring extreme circumstances, students must complete their program as originally scheduled. In the very exceptional case of a transfer to a future course, fees will apply.

Academic Expectations and Grade Requirements

Boston University’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers only non-credit, non-degree programs. Boston University expects students to approach their coursework and studies with the same level of professionalism and integrity that each program’s industry demands. Students must also meet the academic demands necessary to appropriately recognize each student for their own original work. There are decisions made within CPE’s academic setting that will be similar to those made within the professional environment where the knowledge gained from the coursework will be applied. Our instructors, likewise, adhere to a high professional standard to evaluate each student’s coursework and performance within the context of the course and the industry with the intent of providing a supportive and just learning environment.

All courses are academically rigorous with grading standards that must be met to earn a certificate from Boston University. Students are required to earn a minimum grade of C (2.0 or 73) in each component of a course or program and an overall course or program minimum grade of B- (2.7 or 80).

Students must complete all coursework within the time-period for which they are enrolled. At the end of the course or program students will receive a composite letter grade on a grade report. The composite grade only depends on the grade report and transcript. We do not archive any of the assignment grades.

Request a Brochure

To learn more about the online Paralegal Studies Program, contact an enrollment advisor at (888) 700-3966 or fill out the form below to download a free brochure.

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