Final Grades and transcripts
All grades for the Fall 2001 semester were due February
1, 2002. Students should be able to view their grades on-line
through the webmail account. At this time, fall grades will
be available for students who need to have official transcripts
of their grades.
Class ranks for Fall 2001 will be available during the
week of February 11, 2002. Students can access their rank
on-line through the webmail account. Students who have completed
at least one academic year at the law school are ranked
each semester according to their cumulative GPA. Classes
are ranked by expected date of graduation. Each July, an
official class rank is assigned to each graduate. The official
class ranks for students who are not graduating are computed
twice each academic year after the grades have been processed
for the fall and spring semesters. The class rank is not
affected by students who transcfer to another law school
or withdraw from the law school after the semester is completed.
The transferred students will not be included in the next
computation of class ranks. Once class ranks are released
to students, ranks will not be affected by grade changes
submitted by instructors subsequent to that date.
Spring 2002 validation stickers will be
available during the week of February 4, 2002.
Change of Division Request
All Change of division requests for the
Fall 2002 semester are due to our office by February 18,
2002. Students can access this form on-line through the
Pass/Fail Elections for the Spring term
If you would like to take course on a pass/fail basis,
you must notify us of your intent to do so by February
8, 2002. Section 2.4 of the Chicago-Kent College of
Law Student Handbook outlines the regulations for pass/fail
§ 2.4 Pass/Fail Election
A student in good standing may elect to take six credit
hours on a pass/fail basis in accordance with the limitations
of this section, provided that the student designates such
an election by the end of the second week of the fall semester,
the end of the fourth week of the spring semester, and the
end of the first week of the summer session. After the deadline,
the student may not convert from the standard grading system
to pass/fail. However, a student may revoke the pass/fail
election and convert from the pass/fail election to the
standard grading system at any time up to the last day of
class for the semester or the summer term. A student may
not revoke a revocation and re-elect pass/fail after the
deadline for making the pass/fail election. No more than
six credit hours taken under this election will count toward
the graduation credit requirement. A student may submit
election forms for up to six hours of pass/fail; forms submitted
which will exceed six hours are null and void. If a student
goes on academic probation, all pass/fail elections the
student made for the probationary semester are nullified.
In order to earn the grade of "pass" in a
course for which the pass/fail election has been made, the
student must earn at least the grade of C. If a student
earns a C- or lower, the student will be awarded the grade
of LP (Low Pass); see Handbook §6.6.
The pass/fail election does not apply to: (1) a course
required for the degree, including Professional Responsibility;
(2) a seminar, whether or not being taken to fulfill the
seminar requirement; (3) a course that has been designated
by the instructor before registration as unavailable for
pass/fail; (4) a course offered only on a pass/fail basis,
such as Law Review, Moot Court, and clinical courses; (5)
the classroom component of all clinical courses; (6) LL.M.
courses; (7) Appellate Advocacy and Trial Advocacy courses;
nor (8) any course being taken to fulfill the requirements
of any Certificate Program.
A student may not receive credit toward graduation for
more than 19 credit hours graded on a pass/fail basis, including
courses taken under this election and the courses listed
in §2.7. Note: credits for which a student may only
receive a pass/fail grade, such as Law Review, Moot Court
Honor Society, the fieldwork portion of clinical classes,
Independent Research or credits transferred from another
law school, do not affect a student's right to elect six
hours of pass/fail credits under this section.
To elect a course on a pass/fail basis, you should log
on to the Chicago-Kent Web-for-Students and follow the "online
forms" link to the pass/fail form. If you have any
questions, please contact the Registrar's Office.