Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, please contact us so we can assist you.
- When is the application deadline?
- What does it mean to review applications on a rolling basis?
- How do I apply for admission?
- Are there any specific undergraduate degree requirements?
- May I submit more than two letters of recommendation?
- Is the LSAT required? How long are my LSAT scores valid? Will multiple scores be averaged?
- What is the latest date I can take the LSAT exam?
- What is the CAS or LSDAS?
- Does Indiana Tech Law offer application fee waivers?
- What is the median LSAT and GPA required to attend Indiana Tech Law School?
- If I call the Admissions Office and provide my LSAT score and GPA, can I find out whether it is likely I will receive an offer of admission?
- How do I schedule a campus visit?
- What forms does an applicant have to fill out in order to receive financial aid at Indiana Tech Law School?
- I see an attrition rate for Indiana Tech listed on my FAFSA. Is this the law school’s attrition rate?
- What is tuition for Indiana Tech Law School’s J.D. degree program?
- How do I apply for scholarships?
- Will I need money prior to receiving my loan funds?
- Will I need cash to purchase my textbooks?
- How are my awards credited to my student account?
- What types of expenses qualify as “educational expenses” under Federal Loan standards?
- I have debt from my undergraduate/master’s degree. Can I afford to go to law school?
- How do I access my student portal?
- Do you offer housing?
- Do I register myself for classes? When will I find out what my class schedule is?
Indiana Tech Law School accepts applications on a rolling basis beginning September 15 from prospective students who are interested in enrolling for the fall semester.
Reviewing applications on a rolling basis means that applications are reviewed by the admissions committee in the order in which they are received by the admissions office and become complete.
Please submit your application to Indiana Tech Law School through the Law School Admission Council’s website.
What is LSAC?
LSAC stands for Law School Admission Council. This is the company that writes and administers the LSAT as well as hosts our application.
Prior to enrolling in Indiana Tech Law School, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. No particular pre-law curriculum is required and students are encouraged to choose a major that they enjoy, as most people tend to be more academically successful if they are passionate about the subject matter of their studies.
Yes. Indiana Tech Law School requires a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation. However, you may submit up to 3 letters you deem valuable or beneficial to your application. Also, remember that LSAC will accept four general letters of recommendation to be sent to every school to which you apply. Additional letters must be sent directly to the admissions office.
Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required for admission into Indiana Tech Law School. Applicants must have an LSAT score that is less than five years old. When more than one LSAT has been taken, Indiana Tech Law School will consider the highest score.
Indiana Tech Law School will accept an LSAT score from any of the dates that the exam is offered. Since we admit students and award scholarships on a rolling basis, late applicants to the program may find that there are no seats or scholarship dollars remaining late in the admissions cycle. We recommend you apply early for the best opportunity for scholarship awards.
CAS stands for Candidate Assembly Service. Formerly, this service was called LSDAS which stands for the Law School Data Assembly Service. It is offered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). LSAC is the same organization that administers the LSAT. CAS is a service offered as a convenience to both applicants and law schools, and it serves as a clearinghouse for the information and data necessary for applying to law schools. Your LSAT score will be reported to law schools through this service. It is also the mechanism that calculates all credits from all of your post-secondary institution transcripts into a cumulative GPA and compiles a complete record of your letters of recommendation. The CAS allows students to have one copy of transcripts and letters submitted on their behalf. A complete CAS report is then forwarded to the law schools to which you have applied.
Our application is free. However, there are still costs associated with the application process, and if you feel you require a fee waiver from LSAC for their fees, please visit the LSAC website for more information on that process.
If I call the Admissions Office and provide my LSAT score and GPA, can I find out whether it is likely I will receive an offer of admission?
No. The admissions staff cannot predict the likelihood of an applicant’s chance of being admitted based solely on LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. In viewing each application, the admissions committee will consider undergraduate grade point average, LSAT score, community/university involvement, work experience, life experience, education beyond the Bachelor’s Degree, diversity, preparation for the rigors of law school, letters of recommendation, and any and all information that an applicant provides to us in his or her personal statement.
We encourage you to arrange a visit to the law school, at your convenience, to take a tour of the building, meet with our Admissions team and sit in on a class. We are available to give tours Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
What forms does an applicant have to fill out in order to receive financial aid at Indiana Tech Law School?
Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When completing the FAFSA, be sure to include Indiana Institute of Technology as a school that you list to receive your information. The federal school code is 001805. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is April 1.
I see an attrition rate for Indiana Tech listed on my FAFSA. Is this the law school’s attrition rate?
No, this is not the law school’s attrition rate. This is the attrition rate for the university at-large.
Tuition is $19,750 for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Highly qualified applicants will automatically be considered for scholarship awards when they submit their application.
Your loan funds and/or scholarships will be disbursed to your student account twice each year at the beginning of each semester. Since you may need to make purchases prior to loan funds being released, please come to Indiana Tech prepared to make deposits on housing, utilities, and other miscellaneous items.
You will want to consider having cash or available funds for textbook purchases, utility payments, first month’s rent, and etc. Your loan funds may not be available unit the third week of classes or until all documents are completed.
One-half of your total awarded dollar amount will be automatically applied to your student account each semester. Excess funds will then be released to your Bank Mobile account. You must first accept your financial aid award offer and complete the additional required forms and promissory notes. You will need to select your Bank Mobile refund preference once you have received your personal code in the mail.
Please note that during the first semester of attendance, you will receive a paper check. All refunds in the future will be processed through Bank Mobile.
Loan money received can only pay for your education expenses at the school that is giving you the loan. Education expenses include direct expenses such as tuition, room and board and fees. They also include indirect expenses such as books, supplies, equipment, dependent child care expenses, transportation and rental or purchase of a personal computer.
You need to look at your income expectations and expected overall debt load to make that decision. The Loan Repayment Calculator may be useful to you in making that determination.
After acceptance, students will receive an email with a username and temporary password which they can use to check their registration at my.indianatech.edu.
Indiana Tech Law School does provide on-campus housing for law students. The city of Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas also offer many housing options. The Office of Admissions has a guide to area housing and keeps a roommate list to assist students in finding roommates for the school year.
For your first year of law school, we will register you for your classes. You will be mailed your schedule in the summer with your orientation packet prior to the start of class in the fall.