Dates & Deadlines

2018-19 Admissions Cycle

Although there is no absolute deadline for applications, we strongly suggest that they be filed and completed as soon as possible after September 15, and preferably before the suggested application deadlines listed below. Because we have a rolling admissions process, it is to your advantage to submit and complete your application as early as possible in the admissions cycle.


September 15 Chicago-Kent begins accepting applications
October 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available from the U.S. Department of Education
November 1 Admissions decision notification begins
December 15 Application deadline for the non-binding early action program

Suggested application deadline for Spring transfer applicants


January 15 Decision notification date for early action applicants
March 15 Initial suggested application deadline for first-year J.D. applicants
April 15 First tuition deposit due for first-year students and priority registration deadline for summer start students
April 30 Suggested application deadline for first-year J.D. applicants applying later in the admissions cycle
June 14 Second tuition deposit due for first-year students
July 1 Fall registration deadline for entering first-year J.D. students
July 15 Suggested application deadline for Fall transfer applicants
mid-August Orientation begins for first-year J.D. students


The current Chicago-Kent College of Law Academic Calendar is available online.