NWCU and AISOL I've taken a peek inside the application and enrollment conditions of NWCU and AISOL. Don't worry about disclosure documents for AISOL, all these correspondence schools come with a lot of disclaimers and baggage that you must sign to acknowledge. It's going to be the same at NWCU and Concord and the rest. Just sign with your eyes open, knowing that there is no guaranteed track record, you bear responsibility for your own baby bar and bar results, and knowing that no competitive legal jobs are forthcoming so it would be silly to hold them responsible for it. Know also that you get three tries with the baby bar and if you can't pass it, you'll have to be dismissed from the school and give up -or start again- those are bar rules. Fair. If you want to ensure that you get through the school and get your chances to take the Baby bar and Bar, AISOL has friendlier and more transparent academic policies for sure. AISOL provides its grading policy to you upfront (where everybody gets probation then dismissal before you enroll). NWCU makes its grading policy clear to you the first time you fall below the GPA threshold and dismiss you without warning. NWCU does everything by the book, its own book. When you enroll at NWCU, they tell you in your enrollment email that you are subject to the student handbook that you can only read inside the student portal after you have been accepted and paid your dues. NWCU's student handbook is not publicly accessible nor downloadable by pdf by paying students. You also cannot retrieve it once you are locked out of the portal. I really doubt everyone reads this thing cover to cover. Hence NWCU enjoys full discretion and freedom as a private school to dismiss students who don't meet their academic threshold without giving them an opportunity for probation and remedy. With NWCU, you will have better luck appealing any of their policies if your family died, you're going through a divorce or bankruptcy or some other really sad story-with proof. The best that would get you, is possibly a pass/fail situation, or immediate reinstatement so you must redo your first year again. They allow you to reapply after two years but i really doubt they readmit people or people actually do reapply after two years. I am supposing they do that to try to raise their baby bar pass rates to meet their accreditation aspirations. If you are not sure if you can commit the time or don't feel too confident about your first year, i'd advise that you choose AISOL. From what i've seen, it's a steep learning curve and i think first year students do need to be cut some slack. NWCU is more concerned about its own passage rates than helping you to test yourself against the bar so consider that when you are deciding between the two. If you like NWCU better for whatever reason, and you have a busy schedule, you can consider requesting C/NC for your first year. At the end of the day, all that matters is whether you pass the Baby bar and the Bar. The schools should be organised to help you to get there, not hinder you nor make you repeat year after year. The rest is up to you. If your goal is to learn a new course of study and to be able to consider yourself competent and nationally qualified if and when you pass the bar, these are great and cheap institutions to go to.