JD Program Admissions


Application fee waived for 2018 J.D. applicants

Chicago-Kent is committed to maintaining the diverse community that has been one of its strengths since its founding more than a century ago. Each admissions file is individually reviewed and the Admissions Committee takes a holistic view of each applicant's qualifications. Decisions are based on a range of factors, including quantitative and qualitative criteria. In addition to the GPA and LSAT, consideration is also given to non-numerical factors such as the nature and rigor of the undergraduate curriculum, writing ability, graduate work, professional experience, extracurricular activities, diversity, and the personal statement.

First-year applicants may apply for entry in the fall semester. Students who have enrolled for at least one year at another ABA-approved law school may apply for transfer admission for either the fall or spring semester. Applicants who hold a first degree in law from a non-U.S. law school may apply for admission for the fall semester and may be eligible for advanced standing based on their prior legal study.

We appreciate your interest in Chicago-Kent and look forward to working with you during the admissions process. If you have any questions, you may contact the Office of Admissions staff by phone at (312) 906-5020 or by email at admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu. You may also visit our online virtual admissions office, 

Chicago-Kent Viewbook

Chicago-Kent Viewbook Learn more about the law school through our viewbook, The Future of Legal Education Is Here. Fill out our information request form to receive a copy by mail.

You can also access a digital copy online.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

As a member of the Association of American Law Schools and in conformity with its bylaws, the faculty of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has adopted the following policy: Chicago-Kent College of Law provides equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Admissions Office Hours and Location

The Office of Admissions is located on the second floor of the law school in suite 230 and is open during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you wish to speak with an admissions counselor or tour the building, please see our visit page for information on how to schedule an appointment.