Summer Start 2019

We are pleased to offer students who are admitted to the fall entering class the option to begin their law school studies early by taking Criminal Law during the summer term. The class contains a mixed enrollment of both day and evening division students, and meets two nights per week from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. beginning in late May.

Full-time day division students in the first year typically take 16 credit hours in the fall semester and 13-15 credit hours in the spring semester. Full-time students who opt to enroll in the summer Criminal Law course will take 3 credit hours during the Summer 2019 term, 13 credit hours during the Fall 2019 semester, and 13-15 credit hours during the Spring 2020 semester.

Part-time evening and part-time day students in the first year typically take 11 credit hours per semester. Part-time students who opt to enroll in the summer Criminal Law course will take 3 credit hours during the Summer 2019 term, 8 credit hours during the Fall 2019 semester, and 11 credit hours during the Spring 2020 semester.

To register for the Summer 2019 start, please follow the instructions below. If you do not wish to begin in the summer and plan to follow the traditional fall schedule, you do not need to register at this time. You will receive registration materials for the traditional fall schedule in late June. (Please note that the law school reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment.)

Summer 2019 Registration Process

The priority registration deadline for the early summer start is Tuesday, April 16. After that date, registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

If you wish to take advantage of the summer start, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Start Request Form to let us know that you would like to enroll in Criminal Law this summer. We will change your enrollment term to Summer 2019 and send you an email with registration instructions.
  2. Register online through the myIIT portal by following the registration instructions sent to you by email. Please note that you are not permitted to register for any other law school courses during the Summer 2019 term. Summer registration will open in the myIIT portal on Thursday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. and will remain open until Tuesday, April 16 at 11:50 p.m. Late registrations will be accepted from Friday, April 19 at 9:00 a.m. through the start of the summer class (space permitting).
  3. Submit your full discounted tuition deposit of $600 through the myIIT portal by your deposit deadline.

Summer 2019 Term Schedule

The class schedule and term dates for summer start students are listed below. The course will run for 10 weeks.

Preliminary Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stephen Sowle
Summer Start Orientation: Wednesday, May 29 (first hour of class)
Course Dates: Wednesday, May 29-Wednesday, July 31
Final Exam: Monday, August 6

Tuition and Tuition Payments

First-year students who enter in 2019 will pay a guaranteed tuition rate of $1,660 per credit hour. The tuition charges for the first academic year are equivalent regardless of whether you follow the traditional schedule or opt for the summer start. Tuition charges will vary each term depending upon course selections and total credit hours.

Term Full-time Day Part-time Day & Evening
Summer $4,980 (3 credits) $4,980 (3 credits)
Fall $21,580 (13 credits) $13,280 (8 credits)
Spring $21,580 (13 credits)
to $24,900 (15 credits)
$18,260 (11 credits)
Total* $48,140 (29 credits)
to $51,460 (31 credits)

$36,520 (22 credits)

*In some cases, tuition may be higher if more credits are pursued during the first year.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (312) 906-5020 or