Special Events and Competitions

Throughout the year, Elevate College Prep partners with academic departments at the university and other Chicago-area organizations to provide educational and experiential learning opportunities for high school and middle school students across the region. 

High school students who participate in specific Elevate College Prep events can earn an EDGE Award! EDGE Awards can be applied toward the cost of an Elevate experience—including summer programs, dual-enrollment courses, and more—or they can save the award and use it to fund an Elevate experience as an student, should they pursue a bachelor's degree at Illinois Tech!

Start signing up for events today by creating an Excelerate account! Be sure to choose Illinois Tech as your preferred opportunity provider when you sign-up. 


Watch this video to learn how to sign up

Upcoming Events

Armour College of Engineering Day 

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Location: Mies Campus 
Description: Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and engage in activities as Elevate College Prep showcases Armour College of Engineering departments, with the goal being to expose students to the various paths of engineering.

Pre-Health Experience

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Location: Mies Campus 
Description: Interested in studying in a pre-health program? Come learn what it means to be a pre-health student and learn about what to start thinking about as you explore this path. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in an activity with current Illinois Tech pre-health students.