SUMMER OFFICE HOURS (June 1st to August 14th)
The Registrar's Office hours: Monday 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm. For assistance outside of these hours, please contact Dean Sowle for an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com or stop by Suite 220.
Spring 2015 Grade Submissions. Spring grades are due no later than four weeks from the date of the exam or, if there is no final exam, four weeks from the last day of the exam period. All Spring grades should be in by Friday, June 12. Grades are released as they are received. You can access your grades by logging into Web for Students, then clicking on the Spring 2015 link under the Grades and Rank heading. Note to Spring graduates: We have an earlier internal deadline for submission of graduating student grades. Although we do not have most graduating senior grades until after Commencement (even if you participate in the Commencement ceremony, your graduation is contingent on successful completion of all of your Spring courses), we will have your grades in time to submit Illinois bar certificates for you.
Notice About U-Passes. As the Spring semester winds down, we would like to make you aware of how the U-Pass will work over the Summer.
•Do not discared your U-Pass Ventra card. You will continue to use your current card until you graduate.
•The last day of Spring U-Pass activation will be Friday, May 15 (the last day of exams). This is the last day that you will be able to use your card with the Spring unlimited rides privilege.
•If you are a full-time student and register for at least one class during the Summer term, you will receive U-Pass privileges for the Summer term. Your unlimited rides privilege will start on Tuesday, May 26, and end on Wednesday, July 22.
•If you are a full-time student and do not register for the Summer term (and you are not graduating), your unlimited ride privileges will not be reactivated until the start of the Fall semester.
•During breaks from school, you may continue to use your Ventra card if you add value to the card. You will be charged the regular fare amount. Please note: We have been informed that your Ventra card will continue to work during school breaks even if you do not add value to the card, but you will accrue a negative balance on your account. This can happen without your being aware of it. If you accrue a negative balance, the CTA will not activate your card for the next term until you pay off the balance.
Summer 2015 Class Schedule and Registration. The Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes and Registration Bulletin are availble by clicking here, or by going to the Current Students Portal page (click on the Summer 2015 Quick Guide link under "Academics & Grades").
GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 12TH
Applications for Graduation. J.D. students who plan on graduating at the end of the Summer semester must submit an online Application for Graduation form no later than Friday, June 12, 2015. To complete the form, go to Web for Students at https://wfs.kentlaw.iit.edu and click on "Application for Graduation" under "Online Forms" in the lefthand menu. Please complete every field in the form, and click Submit when done. 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. Also note that, although the Registrar's Office does conduct graduation audits on all applications, it is your responsibility to make certain all requirements for graduation are met. If you have any questions, please stop by the Registrar's office.
LLM Grad. Application Deadline: Students who plan on graduating at the end of the Summer semester must submit a graduation application to the Registrar's Office no later than Friday, June 12, 2015. You are not to fill out the online form through "web for students". You will complete a paper application that is available to you from the Registrar's Office or the OILP office.
PLEASE NOTE: Any LL.M Taxation or Financial Services students who will complete "Independent Research" courses as a final requirement, should fill out an application for graduation form. If you are not taking any courses in summer and plan to graduate in summer, please notify the Registrars Office at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Fall 2015 Registration.
•Prelminary Fall 2015 Schedule. The preliminary schedule of classes for the Fall 2015 semester is available on the Fall 2015 Quick Guide page. Print copies are available in the third floor elevator bay. Some additions and corrections may be made before the schedule is finalized.
•Final Fall 2015 Schedule and Registration Bulletin. The Fall 2015 Registration Bulletin will be issued on Wednesday, April 22. It will contain the final schedule, exam dates, course and exam grids, registration instructions, and academic information and regulations. A preliminary Spring 2016 schedule will also be issued prior to the start of Fall 2015 registration.
•Registration Instructions. Registration will take place from Saturday, April 25, at 9:00am through Wednesday, April 29, at 11:50pm. You may register at any time during that period – registration will not be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. After the end of the initial registration period, the registration requests will be processed according to each student’s registration priority. 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.
The add/drop period for Fall 2015 will open on Tuesday, May 5, at 9:00am. To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the online registration site on or after Tuesday, May 5. 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 May 5 to learn what classes you have been admitted into.
•Graduating Students: Reduced Loads and Tuition Discounts. Students graduating at the end of the Fall 2015 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 Fall 2015 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 contct me by email no later than the end of the second week of the Fall semester, 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.
•Pass/fail Limitations. There are three different types of pass/fail limitations: one for classes “elected” pass/fail; one for clinical classes; and one for overall number of pass/fail credits.
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) 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 (keep your eye on my section of the Record). 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 16 credit hours toward graduation for the following courses combined: in-house clinical courses, externships, and Business Entity Formation. (Students in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (LADR) are exempt from this limitation.)
Overall pass/fail limitation: You may take no more than 19 credits total for all variety of pass/fail classes, including classes you elect pass/fail, clinic classes, and any other pass/fail-only classes. This limitation applies to courses taken with permission during the summer at other law schools (whether here or abroad), but does not apply to courses taken with permission at other law schools during the regular academic year.
"Where Do We Go From Here?": Information for Students Entering Their Second Year. Click here for a guide that provides important information about graduation requirements, upper-level courses, and related subjects.
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 email@example.com.