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Week of April 4, 2016

OFFICE HOURS

The Registrar's Office hours: Monday 8:30am to 6:00pm and Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm.  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.

Spring 2016 Final Exams.

•Exam Schedule and Exam Number.  You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the start of exam period. To find your personal exam schedule, go to your Web for Students account and navigate to "Spring 2016" link under the "Schedule" heading in the lefthand menu. Your exam number is also provided there.

•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests: March 30-April 5. The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control. If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please complete the Final Exam Reschedule form. To complete the form, log into Web for Students and navigate to the Final Exam Reschedule form in the left-hand menu. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, March 30; the deadline for submitting an exam reschedule request is Tuesday, April 5, at 5:00 pm. If your request is approved, you will be notified later this semester of the rescheduled date, time, and location of your exam.

Under current policy, a student is deemed to have an "exam conflict" if the student has two fixed exams at the same time, or has two or more fixed exams within 24 hours (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or at 6:00 p.m. and 1:15 the following afternoon). A conflict does not exist if two exams are scheduled exactly 24 hours apart (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. one morning and 8:30 a.m. the next morning).

Notices about SofTest: Students taking exams on laptop must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You will receive information from the Information Technology Services department about when and how to do this. Even though you do not need to submit an Exam Method Registration form to use your laptop for exams, you do need to download and install SofTest.

Unless a professor specifies otherwise, SofTest is configured to lock students out of other programs and services on their computers for the duration of the exam. This means that, unless a professor specifically authorizes access, students will not have access to notes, outlines, or other materials stored on their hard drive or the network.
The Information Technology Services department (ITS) will provide detailed information on the use of laptop computers and Lab computers during exams. For now, please make a note of the following items:

All students have to download the latest version of the SofTest software. Previously installed SofTest versions may not work for Spring 2016 exams.

  • The SofTest software for exams will be available for download beginning April 11, 2016.
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 are the only supported Windows platforms for exams. Windows XP and Windows RT are not supported.
  • Mac Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion are the only supported Mac OS X platforms for exams on computer at Chicago-Kent. Mac "Tiger" (Mac OS 10.4), "Leopard" (Mac OS 10.5) and "Snow Leopard" (Mac OS 10.6) are no longer supported.
  • A native Mac version of the SofTest exam-taking software is available for Mac users to download. "Virtualized" Windows operating systems via products such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion will not function for exams.
  • Any individual found to be running an unlicensed or "pirated" operating system on their computer may be declined technical assistance.

Notice About Borrowing Laptops: The Information Technology Services department has a limited supply of laptop computers reserved for use in emergency situations that arise during exam period. These laptops may be used (subject to availability) if your computer has problems immediately before or during an exam, as long as the problem is not due to your failing to properly configure or register your laptop to run the SofTest program. Because of limited supply, the ITS department's laptops are not available for general loaning purposes during exam period. However, if you have exceptional circumstances that you believe justify borrowing a laptop for an exam, please contact Dean Sowle to discuss your situation.

Notice to Hand Writers: Students who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the same room used by laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will not be put in a separate room.

Pass/Fail Revocation – Deadline April 29, 2016.
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. The revocation form is available on the Chicago-Kent Web for Studentshttps://wfs.kentlaw.iit.edu/ . Click on the Web-for-Students icon and navigate to the appropriate form.

Summer 2016 Class Schedule and Registration. The Summer 2016 Schedule of Classes and Registration Bulletin will be available no later than Friday, April 1, through the Current Students Portal page (click on the Summer 2016 Quick Guide link under "Academics & Grades").

Registration for Summer classes will take place from Thursday, April 7, at 9:00 am through Tuesday, April 12, at 11:50 pm. You may register at any time during that period. To register beginning on April 7, go to the Summer 2016 Quick Guide page and click on the Online Registration link. You can use any computer with Internet access, either inside or outside the Law School.

After the end of the 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. Evening Division students have priority over Day Division students for Summer registration. Within divisions, registration priority is based on anticipated graduation date, with the earliest graduation date having the highest priority.

To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the Online Registration site on or after Friday, April 15. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the class -- you must check the web site on or after Friday, April 15 to learn what classes you have been admitted to.

The Summer add/drop period also begins on Friday, April 15. Starting on April 15, you may add open courses or drop courses using the online system. The add/drop period will run through Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:50 pm.

Change of Division Requests: March 30-April 5. Students wishing to request a change of division for the Fall 2015 semester (e.g., from evening division to full-time or part-time day division, or vice versa) should submit a Change of Division request. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, March 30. To complete the form, log into Web for Students and select "Request to change division" in the left-hand menu. The deadline for submitting the form is Tuesday, April 5, at 5:00 pm.

NEW!  Unofficial Transcripts

Effective immediately:  Students will now be able to receive a “plain copy” version of the unofficial transcript from the Registrar’s Office.  Administration has decided that in order to be more cost effective, we will no longer issue copies of transcripts to students on “official” transcript paper.  Each copy of the “unofficial transcript will be stamped “issued to student”.  You may then copy as many of these as you desire.  Official transcripts are issued to: employers, institutions and other entities that require an official copy.

The exception:  if you are required to submit the official copy in a “sealed envelope” as part of an application packet, you must indicate the name of *each recipient on the newly revised transcript request form.  The recipient must meet the requirement of those who can receive an “official transcript”.  Upon verification by the Registrar’s Office, the official transcript will be sent to you in a “sealed envelope” to include with said application packet(s).

*You cannot list your own name as recipient.

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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