Distance Education The ABA has limitations on distance education credits which a student may take and apply to degree requirements. Distance education courses must be approved as part of the school's regular curriculum approval process. Therefore, distance education courses not a part of this or another approved law school's regularly approved academic program (thus excluding all graduate level distance education courses) may not be accepted toward satisfaction of degree requirements. Students may not earn more than four credit hours in distance education courses in any given term nor more than 12 credit hours total toward degree requirements. Students may not enroll in distance education courses until the student has completed at least 28 credit hours.