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Dates & Deadlines

2016-17 Admissions Cycle

Although there is no absolute deadline for applications, we strongly suggest that they be filed and completed as soon as possible after October 1, and preferably before the suggested application deadlines listed below. Because we have a rolling admissions process, it is to your advantage to submit and complete your application as early as possible in the admissions cycle.


October 1  Chicago-Kent begins accepting applications

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available from the U.S. Department of Education
November 1
Admissions decision notification begins
December 15 Application deadline for the non-binding early action program

Suggested application deadline for Spring transfer applicants


January 16 Decision notification date for early action applicants
March 15
Suggested application deadline for first-year J.D. applicants
April 14 First tuition deposit due for first-year students and priority registration deadline for summer start students
June 15 Second tuition deposit due for first-year students
July 1 Suggested application deadline for Fall transfer applicants
July 14 Fall registration deadline for entering first-year J.D. students
August (date TBA) Orientation begins for first-year J.D. students


The current Chicago-Kent College of Law Academic Calendar is available online.