Student Eligibility and Application Process

The PLUS program is for college students who will not have received their bachelor degree by the start of the program; however, preference is given to those who will have completed their first or second year. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree, or who have participated in any other PLUS Program are not eligible. Because the PLUS program is primarily designed to provide exposure to law school, the legal profession and general professionalism and work skills, which students may not have gained at this stage in their education/career, preference will be given to those who would benefit the most from the PLUS experience. Interested students must complete and upload the following materials by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM, CST:

  1. Completed application.
  2. Personal Statement. Your application should include a 2-3-page personal statement discussing why you would like to participate in this program. You may also include a statement discussing other circumstances in your background that you would like the committee to consider in reviewing your application.
  3. Official undergraduate transcript. You are required to submit an official transcript from your current undergraduate institution verifying that you have at least a 2.5 (C+) grade point average and are currently in good standing. Please submit your transcript to:

    The PLUS Program by email or postal mail.

    Email — Electronic Version:

    plus@kentlaw.iit.edu (Subject Line: 2020 PLUS - Transcript)

    Postal — Paper Mail Version: 

    Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    565 W. Adams Street, Room 807
    Chicago, Illinois 60661

  4. Two letters of recommendation. We strongly recommend that at least one letter come from a college dean or professor. Letters of recommendation should discuss your academic potential, writing ability and professional promise. When filling out the application, if your recommender prefers to send the letter directly, it should be emailed to plus@kentlaw.iit.edu. Otherwise, please upload the letter(s) into your application.

All application material must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Failure to submit ALL material by 11:59 PM on February 28, 2020, may result in your application being removed from consideration.

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