Each applicant will receive login information for Applicant Status Online (ASO), which provides real-time access to check the status of the application throughout the admissions process. Applicants are responsible for making sure that their files are complete and should check ASO to confirm that all required application documents have been received. The Office of Admissions also uses email as one of the primary methods of communicating with applicants. Please be sure to check your email regularly.
Admissions decisions are announced in writing only and will be released both online through ASO and by email. Information about applicants is not released to third parties. Completed transfer applications are reviewed beginning in November, and decisions are made continuously until all completed applications have been read. The Admissions Committee does not review applications that are incomplete.
Transfer decisions are generally made after the record of all law school work is submitted. However, the Admissions Committee may, at their discretion, conditionally admit applicants before receiving a record of the applicant's final semester at the school from which they are transferring. In this case, acceptance is conditional based upon satisfactory academic performance in the applicant's final semester. Applicants generally will be informed of the admission decision by mid-July for the fall semester and mid-December for the spring semester.
Admission is subject to approval by the dean, pursuant to policies established by the faculty of the law school and the officers and trustees of IIT.
Transfer Credit Analysis
The extent of transfer credit will be decided on an individual basis at the time of enrollment by the Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Student Affairs. Determinations are based upon review of the student's law school transcript and the credentials report, and review of the specific coursework completed, in order to ensure that the student's educational experience was sufficient to justify the granting of advanced standing. Eighty-seven credit hours are required to earn the J.D. Absent extraordinary circumstances, transfer students must take a minimum of 54 credits at Chicago-Kent in order to receive their degree.