PLUS Program FAQs

How much will it cost me to participate in the PLUS program?

The Program will cover the cost of your tuition, room in a residence hall, required course materials and organized social activities. You will also receive a $400 stipend.


How do I make my travel arrangements?

You will be responsible for all of your travel arrangements and expenses. The Program does not pay for any transportation expenses.


Where will I live while participating in the program?

All students participating in the program will live in dormitory rooms. The chosen facility will have a lot to offer, including proximity to restaurants and entertainment. The campus will not be far from Chicago-Kent where classes will be conducted.

On Sunday, May 31, 2019, the arrival date, selected students should go directly to the student dormitories. We will forward additional information to you after we have received your confirmation. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email us at plus@kentlaw.iit.edu. If you are selected for the program, it is important that you contact us no later than Monday, May 4, 2020, regarding your travel arrangements.


When do I have to check out of the dormitory?

Returning home on Friday, June 19, check out time is before 11 a.m. Returning home on Saturday, June 20, check out time is before 11a.m. You will be able to store your luggage at Chicago-Kent if you check out on Friday.


Do I have to live in the dormitory?

To build a sense of community among students in the PLUS program, we expect that all program participants will live together in the dormitory. If you already live in Chicago, and living in the dormitory would impose a serious burden, upon acceptance into the 2020 PLUS Program, you MUST contact us at plus@kentlaw.iit.edu.  Any participant granted permission to live outside of the dormitory may not receive the monthly stipend and will still be required to participate in ALL scheduled activities, including those that take place in the dormitory.


I participated in a PLUS Program in the past, am I eligible to participate in this program?

No. Students who have previously participated in any PLUS Program are ineligible to participate in the IIT Chicago-Kent PLUS Program.


How much time will I spend in classes?

The PLUS program is a full-time commitment. By agreeing to participate in the program, you agree that you will not have any commitments that would prevent you from giving the program your full attention.

The PLUS program runs from Sunday, May 31, through Friday, June 19, 2020. Participants must agree to participate in all scheduled activities for the entire three-week period. Most classes will take place Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. (There may be occasional earlier starts and later finishes.)


What classes will I take and what will I learn?

While the courses vary each year, you may be taking any of the following courses: (1) Contracts; (2) Criminal Law; (3) Evidence; (4) Legal Writing and Research & Family Law; (5) Property and (6) Trial Advocacy. In addition to providing you with a rigorous doctrinal and experiential skills-based curriculum, the program will assist you in preparing for the law school application and admissions process. Students will not earn academic credit at either IIT or Chicago-Kent. If your institution awards credit for such programs, we will work with it to provide the required documentation. Successful completion of the program includes submission of all required assignments and exams.


What type of clothing should I bring?

Although Chicago is known for its beautiful summers, the weather can be unpredictable. We recommend bringing an umbrella. In addition to the usual clothing for warm summer days, you should expect some cool days and evenings. The typical range in June is 60 to 80 degrees. You can dress casually for class, as you would at your college. You should, however, bring at least two changes of clothing suitable for business occasions.


What will we do for fun?

Chicago is a wonderful City. You will have time to dine at some of our local restaurants, shop on Michigan Avenue or elsewhere, and visit Chicago’s many museums and attractions, including Millennium Park and Navy Pier. We want to make this an enjoyable experience for you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at plus@kentlaw.iit.edu.