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    New Postbaccalaureate Student Class Registration

    Students entering Hamline University as new Postbaccalaureates may complete their registration online through Piperline.

    Course Selection

    To begin the Paralegal Certificate program, you need to enroll in our introductory course, LGST 1110: Legal Systems in American Society. We also recommend taking LGST 1250: Legal Research and Writing in your first semester at Hamline. These two courses are required introductory courses that serve as pre-requisites, or co-requisites, for most of your other requirements. If you are a part-time student, you may decide that one or two classes are enough for your first semester. If you are a full-time student, you will want to take at least one additional course.

    For more information regarding program requirements, review the Paralegal Program Information sheet, and the 2013-2014 Hamline Undergraduate Bulletin for a description of courses.


    1. New paralegal postbaccalaureate student registration for Spring 2015 courses opens at 7 a.m. on December 1, 2014.
    2. You will need your Hamline ID and your Piperline PIN in order to register:
      1. Your Piperline PIN was included in your admission email.
      2. If you misplace your Piperline PIN, you may reset it online at the Piperline login page.
    3. Login to Piperline.
    4. From the Student Services menu, select Registration, then Select the appropriate term
    5. Within the Registration menu you will be able to register for your classes (Register/Add/Drop Classes) Click Submit Registration to save your choice of courses.
    6. For courses for which you are successfully registered two identifiers appear:
      1. Under the ACTION heading, “NONE” will appear indicating no action needs to be taken.
      2. Under the STATUS heading, “Web Registered” and the date will appear. If you have successfully registered, ***Web Registered*** and the date will appear for each course.
    7. You must click “Submit Registration” to save your final schedule.
    8. After completing the registration process, go into the Student Detail Schedule and verify your final schedule. Print a copy for your records!

    Registration Errors

    If a course is shown as ‘full’ or you are otherwise blocked from registering due to prerequisites or class standing, you may still be able to register for it by contacting Judy Gunnarson in the Legal Studies Department, 651-523-2857. We have reserved space in many of our courses for incoming postbaccalaureate students.

    After you have registered, you will be assigned a Legal Studies faculty advisor. You may access advisor assignments on your Piperline account.

    Registration for a class after the beginning of the semester requires students to complete the Hamline University Add/Drop process.


    Please note that Minnesota State law requires you to provide immunization documentation to the Health Services Center. Students can enter their immunization information on Piperline under "Services for Admitted Students." Please note that you will not be able to register for classes until your immunization information is entered into Piperline.


    An orientation session is held every semester for new postbacc students. Here you will receive important information to assist with your transition including information about the University, the program, and the paralegal career. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered.

    Questions and Contact Information

     Paralegal Program, Registration or Advising:

     Judy Gunnarson, Assistant Program Director - 651-523-2857
     Stephen Arnott, Program Director - 651-523-2582
     Financial Aid Applications and Assistance

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