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Week of January 30, 2012

OFFICE HOURS
The Registrar's Office hours are 8:30am to 6:00pm (M, W, Thurs), Tuesday 8:30am to 7:00pm and 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.edu or stop by Suite 220.

Fall 2011 Grade Submissions. Grades for the Fall semester are due no more than five weeks from the date of the exam or, for non-exam courses, five weeks from the last day of the exam period. Exams ended on Saturday, December 17, so all Fall grades should be in by Saturday, January 21.

Accessing Your Grades. Fall grades are due no later than five weeks from the date of the exam or, if there is no final exam, five weeks from the last day of the exam period. Grades are released as they are received. You can access your grades by logging into your Webmail account, clicking on the Web for Students icon, then clicking on the Fall '11 link under the Grades and Ranks heading.

U-Pass Distribution. Distribution of Spring 2012 U-Passes will take place as follows:

After Tuesday, January 17, you may pick up your U-Pass from the Registrar's office. For more information on the U-Pass program and which students qualify for participation in the program, see the U-Pass FAQ.

You will not receive a U-Pass during the initial distribution period if you registered for classes late or do not have a picture in our ID system. In either of those cases, please contact Jenna Abhijeet (jabhijeet@kentlaw.edu) to explain your situation, and we will put you on our supplemental order list after we confirm your status.

Note to International LL.M. students and visiting students: You qualify for a U-Pass if you are registered for at least 12 credit hours for the Spring semester. If you are reigstered for fewer than 12 credit hours, you do not qualify for a U-Pass.

Spring 2012 Registration.

The initial registration period for Spring 2012 classes closed. The registration system opened back up on Friday, December 2, for students to see what classes they were admitted into, and to make adjustments to their schedules. You may continue to make adjustments to your schedule until the end of the Spring add/drop period, which will extend through the end of the second week of Spring classes. If you did not register during the initial registration period, you may do so now.

Students graduating at the end of the Spring 2012 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 2012 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 the end of the Spring add/drop period in January, and I will arrange for the credit to be applied to your account.

Changes to the Spring 2012 Schedule:

-Criminal Litigation Externship (596-01): The meeting time for this externship has been moved to Wed. 4:00-4:55pm.
-Graduate (LL.M.) Int'l I.P. Law (681-81): This seminar has been moved to Thurs. 1:55-3:45pm.
-International Patent Law (269-51 &687-51): This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.
-Law, Markets & Globalization: The course number was inadvertently omitted from the schedule. The course number is 917-01.
-Patent Office Practice: Prerequisite for this course is Patent Law completed, or permission of instructor (not Patent Law completed or taken concurrently).
-Semester Law Firm Associate Program: This class will meet Wed. 5:00-5:55pm (not Wed. 4:00-4:55pm).
-The Corporation & the Constitution: This class may be taken either as a regular course, or as a seminar. The listing for the regular course version was inadvertently omitted from the schedule. The course number is 203-51, and the class meets Wed. 7:35-9:25pm (2 credits).
-The U.S. Supreme Court: The course number was inadvertently omitted from the schedule. The course number is 915-81.

Pass/Fail Elections. Pass/fail elections for the Spring must be made no later than Friday, February 10. This deadline is firm. Please review § 2.4 "Pass/Fail Election" of the Student Handbook if you have any questions regarding your pass/fail elections; many courses are not available for the election.

You may make pass/fail elections starting Tuesday, January 17. In order to make your election, you should:

  1. Log into your Webmail account
  2. Click on the "Web for Students" icon in lower left portion of the left frame
  3. Select the "Take Class Pass/Fail" option under the "Online Forms" heading
  4. Select the course you would like to take on a pass/fail basis
  5. Submit your selection

The Registrar's Office will review your request, determine your eligibility and notify you of the status.

Adding and Dropping Classes. You may add an open course without special permission until the end of the first week of Spring classes; during the second week, however, you may add an open course only with permission of the instructor. You may not add a course after the second week of the semester.

You may withdraw from any course except a required course, a clinical course, Law Review, Moot Court, or Intensive Trial Advocacy at any time prior to the date of the final exam or final paper (see §3.10(c) of the Student Handbook). There is no tuition penalty if you drop a course during the first two weeks of classes. You will not receive a tuition refund, however, if you drop a course after the second week of classes.

•Graduating Students: Reduced Loads and Tuition Discounts. Students graduating at the end of the Spring 2012 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 2012 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 the end of the Spring add/drop period in January, and I will arrange for the credit to be applied to your account.

Graduation Application Deadline. Students who plan on graduating at the end of the Fall semester must submit a graduation application to the Registrar's Office no later than Monday, January 30, 2012. To complete the form online, log in to your webmail account; click on the Web for Students icon in lower left portion of the left frame; select "Application for Graduation" under the "Online Forms" heading; complete the full form (please complete every field); and submit your selection. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once a graduation audit has been performed. Please note that any changes you make to your schedule after the audit may affect your graduation requirements. You should check with the Registrar's Office prior to making any changes. Please note: The Registrar's Office does conduct graduation audits on all applications, but it is your responsibility to make certain all requirements for graduation are met. If you have any questions, please stop by the office.

For LLM Students: Please fill out a paper application. This form is available in the Registrar's office.

Business Law Certificate Program. Students graduating in May 2012 who expect to receive the Certificate in Business Law should submit the Application for the Certificate in Business Law within the first two weeks of the semester. May 2012 graduates do not have to submit the Notice of Intent to Pursue the Certificate form. Other students interested in the Business Law Certificate should submit the Notice of Intent to Pursue the Certificate in Business law sometime during the semester. Information about the Certificate and its requirements is available here.

Taking Courses at the Stuart School. Upper-level Chicago-Kent students are allowed to take up to two non-law, graduate-level courses, with my permission, including courses offered at the Stuart School of Business. Please contact the Registrar's office for information about the Stuart School's Spring schedule.


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 ‘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.edu.


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