Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply and register for an distance education course with UIC John Marshall?

To enroll in any course at UIC John Marshall Law School, you must first be admitted as a student. To apply to UIC John Marshall Law School, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at graduateadmission@jmls.edu.

2. Do I need to travel to Chicago for classes?

You are not required to come to Chicago, Illinois, at any time (unless you choose to come at graduation)! You can access your online courses anywhere an internet connection is available. Online access to your class is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

3. What are the advantages of taking an online course with UIC John Marshall?

eCourses and eDegrees allow for more flexible learning opportunities. Students may review their lesson more than once. You can take your class from anywhere there is an internet connection, which means no time or expense devoted to travel or commute. Less time on travel and commute allows the student to free up more time to focus on discussion and class materials. You can stay enrolled in a class even if you travel, work, change jobs, or raise a family.

4. Who teaches the Law School’s eCourses?

eCourses are taught by the same experienced faculty members who teach face-to-face courses.

5. What does it mean to be a student in an online course?

In many ways, taking an online course is like taking a face-to-face course. Our eDegrees are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters and follow the same academic calendar as on-campus degree programs. Classes in both formats feature individual assignments and collaborative group assignments, and both require you to take quizzes or exams to demonstrate that you are learning the class material. The instructor and students interact via email and the course webpage. The primary difference is in the delivery of the course and not in the course content.

6. Are eDegrees harder or easier than on-campus degree programs?

You should expect to spend as much time for study, or perhaps more, as in an on-campus degree program since you will be managing your own learning. This requires self-discipline, motivation, and basic computer skills with an Internet connection and a web browser. UIC John Marshall Law School eDegrees are generally equivalent to the on-campus version of the same course.

7. What kind of assignments can I expect?

Assignments can vary from reading texts and articles to working on group projects, completing written assignments, participating in discussion boards, analyzing video segments, and much more. The eDegrees portal is where the learning begins: it is where you will access course information, communicate with your instructor and classmates, take quizzes and exams, and post assignments – all from the convenience of a home or work computer.

8. How much do eCourses cost? Is financial aid available?

UIC John Marshall Law School offers the same quality education at a distance as campus-based students receive. Eligible students have access to any tuition assistance, financial aid, or scholarships offered by UIC John Marshall Law School. See the Tuition & Fees and Financial Aid pages for details.

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