Part-Time Student Apply/Check Status

NIU College of Law does not offer an official part-time program. However, a small number of students will be allowed to attend NIU College of Law as part-time students. If accepted to the part-time program, a student will meet with the Associate Dean for Student Services to determine his or her schedule. Please note that NIU Law does not offer evening classes.

A part-time student will take the same required courses as a full-time student, and a part-time student will need to take at least 9 credit hours each semester. Full-time students can become part-time and vice versa during their educational careers. Each semester, part-time students work directly with the Associate Dean for Student Services to determine their schedules and credit hours.

A part-time applicant must fulfill the same requirements as a full-time applicant. To see those requirements, please see Full-Time Student Apply/Check Status.

Once you have applied:

  • Check your application status here.

Nondiscrimination Policy:

  • Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate ont he basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, status based on the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.  Further, the Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University provides for equal treatment regardless of political views or affiliation and regardless of sexual orientation.  Inquiries concerning application of Title IX, Section 504, and other statutes and regulations may be referred to the Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Center, 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115, telephone 815-753-1118.  The College of Law believes that a diverse collegial environment best serves its educational and professional goals, and thus particularly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.