After you have printed, completed and signed a form, you may bring it to the school or send it by U. S. mail. However, registration can only be done by way of U. S. MAIL ONLY. Registration packets are e-mailed directly to students. Please allow sufficient time for registration forms to be postmarked by the deadline dates as indicated on the registration form.
Attach a cashier’s check or money order to your request if a fee is required. Do not send cash in the mail. If you intend to pay in cash, bring the form to the school in person.
E-mail, facsimile or telephone requests will not be accepted and cannot be processed.
When submitting a Change of Name Form, please attach a certified copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree or Court Order. Keep the school informed of any change of address, telephone number(s), and emergency contact numbers.
When submitting a Request to Add or Drop a Class, you must also complete a General Petition Formexplaining the reason for the request. Students may only add a class up to the day of the second class meeting of the course to be added and must have approval of the Dean or Associate Dean of Academics and be accompanied with additional tuition charges. There is a $25.00 add fee and a $50.00 drop fee. Adding or dropping a class may not be made by telephone, facsimile or email request.
Transcript requests are generally processed within five working days after receipt of a written request. Processing may take longer if requested during a Registration period or during the processing of grades.
The fee for an official transcript is $30.00 each and the fee for an unofficial transcript is $20.00 each. Transcript fees (cash, money orders or cashier cheques) must accompany requests. The fee for an expedited transcript is an additional $10.00. Charges for overnight or priority shipping are an additional $20.00 per address.
Final grades will be posted to transcripts approximately four weeks after receipt of grades from professors, unless a student’s financial obligations to the school have not been paid in full.
Transcript requests without a student’s legal signature, or proper fees will not be processed.
A student who requests a Letter of Good Standing must fulfill the following requirements: be in good standing as to all three below measures or the request will be denied. “Good Standing” encompasses the following three discrete circumstances:
- Academic Good Standing – A student who has successfully completed their first entire academic year and each subsequent year during which the student is enrolled, and who is neither disqualified nor on probation. A student required repeating a year or a course is not in academic good standing.
- Financial Good Standing – A student who has paid all sums due or owed to the school.
- Honor Code (Character) Good Standing – This excludes students who have been dismissed or placed on probation by the Academic Standards Committee, other academic committee or, by the Dean, as the result of an Admissions or Honor and Conduct Code violation, or a student who either received non-academic discipline; has voluntarily withdrawn or has taken a leave of absence with charges pending that might lead to dismissal or probation for Honor Code violation; or is under threat of non-academic discipline.
There is a $10.00 fee for a Letter of Good Standing. Letters of Good Standing are processed within five working days after receipt of a written request. Fees (cash, money orders or cashier cheques) must accompany requests. Processing may take longer if requested during a Registration period or during the processing of grades. The fee for an expedited Letter of Good Standing is $20.00.
NOTE: A “Grade Report” or enrollment verification is not considered a Letter of Good Standing but merely a verification of the student’s courses and grades.
A student may withdraw, with permission of the Dean or Associate Dean of Academics, at any time prior to taking final examinations. Withdrawal could affect the student’s eligibility to sit for the California Bar Examination under the residency rules of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The reduction of course load could also affect qualification under the Bar’s residency requirements. If granted, readmission after one-year requires consideration and approval by the admissions committee at the time of the student’s application for readmission. The student’s academic record will be considered in evaluating the request. All current tuition and fees must be paid in full in order to withdraw in Good Standing. Requests to withdraw may not be made by telephone, facsimile or email.
A written Request for Leave of Absence must be filed with the Dean stating the reason and the time period for the requested leave. If granted, readmission after one-year requires consideration and approval by the admissions committee at the time of the student’s application for readmission. The student’s academic record will be considered in evaluating the request. All current tuition and fees must be paid in full in order for a leave of absence to be considered in Good Standing. Requests for a leave of absence may not be made by telephone, facsimile or email.