Transfer Application Procedure
Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Applicants
Application fee waived for 2017 J.D. transfer applicants
Chicago-Kent welcomes transfer applications from students who have previously enrolled for at least one year at another ABA-accredited law school. Transfer students may seek admission as either full- or part-time J.D. students, and may also seek admission into the certificate programs in business law, environmental and energy law, intellectual property law, international and comparative law, labor and employment law, and public interest law. If space is available, transfer students may also seek admission into the certificate programs in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (LADR) and criminal litigation.
Admission to the law school is highly competitive. The Admissions Committee will consider transfer applicants for admission based upon their law school performance in addition to Chicago-Kent's other admissions standards. Particular emphasis is given to first-year law school performance, the nature and rigor of the undergraduate curriculum, writing ability, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation, particularly those from academic sources. Each file is reviewed individually. Students who are not currently in good standing at another law school are not eligible for transfer admission and will not be considered.
Applicants for admission to Chicago-Kent must have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning classes at the law school in mid-August. Any applicant who will not have completed his or her degree before the date that he or she expects to start law school should notify the Office of Admissions, in writing, as soon as this fact is known.
We recommend that you submit the Chicago-Kent online application, which is available through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). There are separate application forms for fall and spring transfer admission. If you are not able to complete the application online, please contact the Office of Admissions at (312) 906-5020 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a PDF of the application form.
Please be certain to read each question carefully and make certain that you have completed every item on the application so that review of your application is not delayed. All materials submitted with, or in support of, an application become the property of Chicago-Kent and are not returnable.
It is your responsibility to make sure that all statements that you make on the application are accurate and complete. You are required to inform us, in writing, of any changes in the information you have provided. Any failure to supply accurate, complete, or updated information may result in a filing of applicant misconduct with LSAC, withdrawal of any offer of admission, or cancellation of registration, and may be a violation of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Code of Conduct. It may also jeopardize your eventual admission to the bar.
Information on sex, age, ethnic origin, and citizenship status is collected for compliance reports in connection with federal regulations pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended by Executive Order 11375 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 86, 45 C.F.R. and is not mandatory. All information is confidential and will not be used to discriminate in admission to or participation in any of the educational programs or activities offered in the colleges of Illinois Institute of Technology.
An application is considered complete only when we have received all of the documents described below. The application fee is waived for 2017 J.D. transfer applicants.