“I am confident in my ability to do an outstanding job because of the skills I obtained in the program. I am very happy I chose to pursue the Paralegal profession and would recommend the UH Paralegal program to anyone looking to do the same.”Nashira Rachal, paralegal graduate
School of Continuing and Professional Studies Units (CEUs) are offered for full participation in most courses. The CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized School of Continuing and Professional Studies experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” To receive CEUs for courses participants must attend at least 80 percent of the class sessions and successfully complete the program. (Successful completion is determined by individual program requirements. Some programs may set greater minimum attendance standards.) School of Continuing and Professional Studies units are recognized nationally as a measure of substantive in-service education and training.
The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Level IV, General postsecondary institution. UH School of Continuing and Professional Studies adheres to the SACS criteria for School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Outreach and Service Programs and its “Guidelines for Awarding the CEU.”
Associations in which the Division holds institutional membership include the following:
Individual programs also maintain memberships in associations and organizations related directly to their fields of interest.
All program participants are expected to observe accepted principles of academic honesty. Should a violation of the University Academic Honesty Policy be reported, the case will be handled using the same guidelines and policies that apply to students enrolled in academic programs.
Public information on a student’s record that may be released upon request includes name, address, telephone number, certificate(s) awarded, current course schedule, and dates of attendance. If you do not want this public information released, you must notify us in writing no later than the end of your first class meeting. A request made to withhold public information remains in effect until revoked in writing. Written requests may be mailed or delivered in person to:
102 Hilton Hotel & College
UH School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Houston, TX 77204-3027
Transcripts of your course record are available upon request with payment of $5 for each transcript requested. Replacement certificates are also available at $5 for each certificate requested. Please provide the following information:
The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in any publication as necessitated by university or legislative action. The material in this web site is provided for information purposes and does not constitute a contract.
We reserve the right, when necessary, to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If we must cancel your class, you may request a full refund. We will notify you at least 48 hours in advance if we must cancel a class.
Also, see the Paralegal Refunds section for more about Paralegal cancellation and refunds.
While there are a number of discounts available for School of Continuing and Professional Studies courses, they may vary by program. Available discounts are listed for each course in the fee breakdown under Optional Fees.
If you want to cancel your registration for a class seven days or more prior to the start of class, you will receive a 100 percent refund. If you want to cancel your registration six days or less prior to the start of class, you will receive an 80 percent refund. Once a class begins, no refunds or transfers will be given.
If you wish to cancel your registration for a Paralegal course seven days or more prior to the start of class, you will receive a full refund. If you wish to cancel within one week of the start date, you will receive an 80 percent refund. If you would like to withdraw from the course after the start date, you may do so for a 50 percent refund if you withdraw before the start of the fourth day of class. However, in order to be eligible for that 50 percent you must meet with a member of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies staff. OR, if you choose, you may use a one-time only transfer to a later offering of the course (details below.) No refunds will be issued after the start of the fourth day of class.
A one-time only transfer may be granted if requested prior to the start of the fourth day of the class. If you pay for the class in full, the money will be used toward the cost of the next course. You will be responsible for paying the difference if the course fee has increased and you will be responsible for books. If you are on the installment plan, you will stay on the same payment schedule. If you do not pay the second installment on time, you will be dropped from the next course.
You may transfer a registration from one course to another by notifying the Registration Office at least 10 business days prior to the start of a program. Only one transfer is allowed. The registration may be applied to any other noncredit course School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers. Should the fee for the replacement course be less than your original selection, we will refund you the difference minus a $25 handling fee.
If your alternative selection has a higher fee, you must pay the difference plus a $25 handling fee. (The handling fee does not apply if you are transferring your registration from a course we canceled to another course that has not yet begun.)
The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. Photocopies may be made for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research as long as the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage. The University of Houston will follow the federal law in dealing with violations of the copyright code.
No cameras or tape recorders are permitted in classrooms without prior permission from the program director or Director of School of Continuing and Professional Studies
School of Continuing and Professional Studies programs of UH|SCPS are self-supporting. We use course registration fees—not tax money or state appropriated funds—to meet our program development, course operation and overhead costs.
We are proud of this fact because it means, first of all, that there is a need for our programs in the marketplace, and secondly, that we must always strive to respond to the needs of the community. If there is a course or series of courses you cannot find on this web site, or if you have suggestions about how we can improve our offerings, please call 713.743.1060 or email email@example.com.