First-Year Application Procedure
Fall 2016 Applicants
Application fee waived for 2016 first-year J.D. applicants
Admission to the law school is highly competitive, with many more applicants than seats in the entering class. Students are admitted to the law school based on the information contained in their applications, their LSAT scores, and their undergraduate records. Although the GPA and LSAT are important criteria, other qualitative factors are considered. Particular emphasis is given to the nature and rigor of the undergraduate curriculum, writing ability, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation, particularly those from academic sources.
Where appropriate, the Admissions Committee will take into account a change in undergraduate majors; a significant improvement in undergraduate grades; the ability to overcome significant personal, economic, or societal obstacles; and demonstrated leadership ability. For applicants who have been out of school for five or more years, significant success in a rigorous graduate program and/or demonstrated excellence in another field may be viewed favorably in the admissions process. Each file is reviewed individually.
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/her degree before the date that he/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). 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 fall 2016 J.D. applicants.