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Week of December 17, 2018

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. If you have any questions regarding your academic records, the Registrar's Office staff will be happy to assist you. You can call us at (312) 906-5080, e-mail us at regq@kentlaw.iit.edu or stop by Suite 220.

Note: Office closed 1pm-2pm each day for lunch during final exam period.

Fall 2018 Final Exams.

•Exam Schedule and Exam Number. To find your Fall exam schedule, go to your Web for Students account and navigate to the "Fall 2018" link under the "Schedule" heading in the lefthand menu. Your exam number is also provided there, along with exam room assignments for fixed exams. Exam period starts on Wednesday, December 12 and ends on Friday, December 21.

Exam Types and Distribution. There are three types of exams:

Fixed Exams: First-year doctrinal courses and certain other courses have fixed exams. Students will report to designated classrooms on specified days and times for these exams. The dates and times are listed on your Exam Schedule in Web for Students (see above).

Self-Scheduled ExamsSelf-scheduled exams are those with time limits less than 24 hours (for example, 3-hour and 4-hour exams) where you are able to choose the date and time to take the exam, within the confines of the exam period. You do not need to preschedule the exam time. Self-Scheduled exams may be picked up outside the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305) as follows: 

Monday-Friday: between 9:00am and 5:45pm

Saturday: between 9:00am and 11:00am

No exams are given on Sunday

Please note: These times are pick-up times, not return times. For example, if you pick up a 3-hour exam at 5:45pm on a weekday, you will have the full 3 hours to complete the exam and must return it by 8:45pm.

You must present photo identification to pick up your exam. Your exam will be time-stamped and you will then proceed to one of the designated Self-Schedule exam rooms to take your exam using the Examplify exam-taking program. Examplify will record a starting time for the exam as well as an upload time for your exam answers. Once you start the exam in Examplify, you must complete the exam. When you have uploaded your exam answers, return the exam questions to the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305).

Further details about the administration of self-scheduled exams will be provided closer to the start of the exam period.

Take Home Exams: Take-home exams are those that allow students 24 hours or more to complete the exam. In some situations your professor may give you the exam during class; in other situations, the exam may be distributed electronically, or you may be required to pick up a physical copy of the exam in person. All submissions of take-home exam answers will be done electronically. Details about distribution and submission will be provided for each exam prior to the start of the exam period. Please note that you do not need to use the Examplify exam software for take-home exams.

To submit a take-home exam, please go to the Take-Home Exam Upload page and follow the instructions.

If you have a take-home exam that must be picked up in person, they will be available outside the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305) during the same hours that self-schedule exams are available for pick-up:

Monday-Friday: between 9:00am and 5:45pm

Saturday: between 9:00am and 11:00am

No exams are given on Sunday

Because no exams will be distributed on Sunday, December 16, you will not be able to pick up a take-home exam on that day, and you should plan accordingly.

The last day of exams is Friday, December 21. If you have a take-home exam that allows you to choose when to take it during the exam period, or a take-home that is due on the last day of exams, please note that all such exams must be submitted no later than Friday, December 21, at 5:45pm. You may not pick up an exam on December 21 and submit it after that date.

Further details about the submission of take-home exams will be provided closer to the start of the exam period.

Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students to review. Exams after 1982 are available online by clicking here. Earlier exams are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.

Exam Emergencies. If an emergency occurs that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call Dean Sowle (312/906-5282) or Jenna Abhijeet (312/906-5005) as soon as possible. If you cannot reach one of us, call the Registrar's office (312/906-5080). Do not contact your professor about any problem connected with your exam, as this may compromise your anonymity. Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams, missed exams, and related issues; and review Article II of the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook. 

Enrollment Verification Certificate (current students only)

This form is the equivalent of an enrollment letter and a letter of good standing. To obtain, do the following:

1. Log in to your myIIT account

2. Go to the academics tab (second tab from the left)

3. Scroll down to the purple tree on the left hand side of the screen

a. Click on the tree

b. Click the "obtain enrollment certificate" link

c. Review and print the certificate

In lieu of completing a paper deferment form, you can print this certificate out and send to your lender. Or you can have your lender go to www.studentclearinghouse.org and find your enrollment under Illinois Institute of Technology. Please make sure your social security number is on file with the school. Otherwise, your lender will not be able to access the report.

Please note: The National Student Clearinghouse is the official vendor IIT uses to verify all current enrollment.

Spring 2019 Schedule and Registration. 

Schedule and Registration Bulletin. The Spring 2019 class schedule and the Registration Bulletin are available on the Spring 2019 Quick Guide page by clicking here, or by going to the Current Students Portal page and clicking on the Spring 2019 Quick Guide link. Print copies will be available on the table in the third-floor elevator bay.

Corrections to Schedule. Please note the following corrections to the Spring 2019 schedule. The version currently posted online reflects these corrections.

-International & Comparative Labor & Employment Law seminar (934-01) (Prof. Rosado): This seminar is 2 credits (not 3 credits).

-Public Sector Employees seminar (679-81) (Prof. Aleisa): This seminar is 2 credits (not 3 credits).

Registration Instructions. Registration will take place from Tuesday, November 27, 9:00am through Tuesday, December 4, 11:00pm. You may register at any time during that period. After the end of the initial registration period, the registration requests will be processed according to each student’s registration priority. In other words, registration will not be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. As long as you register during the designated period, you will have an equal chance of being admitted to a class as other students within your registration priority group. Click here for instructions on how to access the registration system in the myIIT portal.

To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the online registration site on or after Monday, December 10, 9:00am. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted into the class – you must check the web site on or after Monday, December 10, to learn what classes you have been admitted into.

Exam Information. Information about exams -- which exams will be fixed, self-scheduled, and take-home, and the dates of fixed exams -- will be provided prior to the start of the Spring semester. (Under our current procedures, we need enrollment information for elective courses before determining which category they fall into.)

Intersession classes. Please note that we will have several January intersession classes offered in the week prior to the start of the Spring semester -- see page 13 of the class schedule for a list of intersession classes. Note: First-year students may not take January intersession classes.

•Experiential Course Requirement. Students who began in Summer 2016 or later must complete a total of six credits from an approved list of experiential courses (click here for the list). Most students will already satisfy four of these credits through the required sequence of Legal Writing 3 and Legal Writing 4. However, students who opt for the Legal Writing 4 Equivalency Class (see below) should consult the list of approved courses to determine whether the qualifying activity counts toward the experiential requirement. Law Review does not count toward the requirement. 

•64-Credit Classroom Course Requirement. At least 64 of the 87 credits required for graduation must be in courses that require attendance in regularly scheduled classroom sessions or direct faculty instruction. Clinical coursework counts toward the 64-credit requirement, but externships, extracurricular activities (including credits earned for participation in a law journal, moot court competitions, trial advocacy competitions, or as a Teaching Assistant), and courses taken in another academic unit (e.g., the Stuart School of Business) do not count toward the 64 credits.

•Pass/Fail Limitations for Upper-Level Courses. Certain upper-level electives may be taken pass/fail, subject to the limitations described below; required courses, however, may not be taken pass/fail. Although there is no overall limit on pass/fail credits, there are two types of limits to the pass/fail credits you can take:

Pass/fail election: Students may elect up to 6 credits pass/fail during their entire time at Chicago-Kent. This pass/fail election applies to upper-level elective courses that normally are letter-graded; classes that are only offered pass/fail do not count toward this 6-credit limit. The following classes may not be elected pass/fail: (1) required courses, including Professional Responsibility; (2) seminars, whether or not being taken to fulfill the graduation seminar requirement; (3) courses that have been designated by instructors as ineligible for the pass/fail election (these courses are indicated on each semester’s schedule of classes); (4) courses that are graded only on a pass/fail basis (as noted above), such as clinical courses, Moot Court, and Law Review; (5) Taxation and Financial Services LL.M. courses; (6) Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy courses; and (7) courses taken to fulfill the requirements of any certificate program. Fall pass/fail registration will open shortly before the start of the Fall semester. A student taking a course on a pass/fail basis must earn at least a C to receive a P (Pass). If you pass the course but fail to earn at least a C, you will receive a grade of LP (Low Pass).

Clinic limitation: You may take no more than 24 credit hours toward graduation for clinical courses and externships combined. (Students in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (LADR) and the Criminal Litigation Program are exempt from this limitation.)

•Graduating Students: Reduced Loads and Tuition Discounts. Students graduating at the end of the Spring 2019 semester who need fewer than the minimum number of hours to graduate may take fewer credits without special permission. In addition, if you will be graduating at the end of the Spring 2019 semester, and will be taking more than the 87 credits required to graduate, you may receive a 50% discount on each credit you take over the required 87 credits. If this affects you, please contact me by email no later than Monday, February 4, 2019, and I will arrange for the credit to be applied to your account. Please note: Financial aid is not available for any courses you take that are not necessary for you to reach the required 87 credits.

Registration for First-Year Students. First-year Day Division students should register for Civil Procedure, Property, and Legal Writing 2 for the Spring semester. (Please be careful to register for the Civil Procedure and Property classes listed for your current section, and for the Legal Writing section taught by your current professor.) For their fourth course, full-time Day Division students should also register for one of the options listed below. First-year Evening Division students should register for Contracts, Property, and Legal Writing 2.

1L Your Way. For their fourth course, full-time Day Division students should register for Legislation, or for one of the "1L Your Way" choices described below. If you decide to take Legislation, please register for Prof. Sowle’s section if you are in the Legal Writing sections taught by Profs. Aleisa, De Armond, Gentithes, or Johnson; please register for Prof. Shapiro’s section if you are in the Legal Writing sections taught by Profs. Birk, Burke, Godfrey, or Kreis.

• The First Year Clinic (3 credits). All first-year students were emailed information recently about the First Year Clinic and how to apply. If you apply, you will be notified prior to registration about the action taken on your application.

 An elective class. We have designated certain courses as automatically available for first-year students; see page 1 of the class schedule for the list. With permission, students may take other electives that fit their schedules (requests should be sent to Dean Sowle). If you take an elective, you will be in class with upper-level students. Upper-level required courses may not be taken (this includes Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility courses, Legal Writing 3, Legal Writing 4, and seminars). Depending on demand, we may not be able to accommodate all first-year students who wish to take an elective, although we are hopeful there will be sufficient spaces available for all interested students.

To ensure that all full-time first-year students are assessed on a common set of courses, grades for Legislation or for an elective taken its place will not be considered in calculating Spring class ranks forfirst-year students or for purposes of probation and dismissals, Law Review selections, or merit scholarships for first-year students. The First Year Clinic option is graded pass/fail and thus won't count into students' GPA's for that reason. Grades for Legislation and electives will be included in all subsequent class rank calculations.

Replacement ID cards
Effective immediately, all Faculty, Staff and Students will be charged a fee of $20.00 for replacing an ID card.

Faculty and Staff:  If you have never taken an ID picture, the first one is free of charge.

Official Student Withdrawal Process.

Students wishing to request a leave of absence from their course of study or complete an official withdrawal from the university should now initiate the process online. To begin the process, log in to the MyIIT portal and under the ‘Academics’ tab, look for the ‘Graduate Academic Affairs’ channel. Chicago-Kent students should follow the ‘I want to take a leave of absence or officially withdraw’ link under the ‘Chicago-Kent College of Law’ header.

Questions regarding the leave of absence or withdrawal process should be directed to regq@kentlaw.iit.edu.

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