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Dates & Deadlines

2014-15 Admissions Cycle

Although there is no absolute deadline for applications, we strongly suggest that they be filed and completed as soon as possible after October 1, and preferably before the suggested application deadlines listed below. Because we have a rolling admissions process, it is to your advantage to submit and complete your application as early as possible in the admissions cycle.


October 1  Chicago-Kent begins accepting applications
October 31  Deadline to apply for the binding Early Decision Program
November 14 File completion deadline for Early Decision applicants
November 28
Admissions decision notification deadline for Early Decision applicants
December 1 Admissions decision notification begins for first-year applicants applying through the regular admissions process

Suggested application deadline for Spring transfer applicants


January 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available from the U.S. Department of Education
March 15 Suggested application deadline for first-year J.D. applicants
April 15 First tuition deposit due for first-year students and priority registration deadline for summer start students
June 15 Second tuition deposit due for first-year students
July 1 Suggested application deadline for Fall transfer applicants
July 15 Fall registration deadline for entering first-year J.D. students
August (date TBA) Orientation begins for first-year J.D. students


The current Chicago-Kent College of Law Academic Calendar is available online.