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Summer Programs

Take your summer to the next level.

At Illinois Tech, we offer middle and high school students an opportunity to elevate their summer through Elevate College Prep. Through our one-of-a-kind program, you can take part in more than just a summer college prep programs—you’ll broaden your knowledge and skills through an array of academic offerings, hands-on experiences, and mentorship.

Among the many options that we’re offering for summer 2023 are programs that examine pressing issues facing our society, including STEM, sustainability, next-generation technology, computing and security, and much more. You can also take part in programs that highlight some of the most dynamic and growing fields today such as game development and cybersecurity. You can even take courses that will earn you college credit!

Learn more about the middle and high school college prep programs that Illinois Tech is offering for summer 2023, and get ready to take your college prep experience to the next level.

Registration is Now Open

Note: Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and seats in most programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. View individual program pages for more details. 

Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2023
Final Payment Deadline: May 31, 2023

 

Explore Our Summer Programs

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Students commute to Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus, with instruction and other activities taking place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Students stay on campus for the duration of the program, immersing themselves in their courses and in residence life on our beautiful Mies Campus

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Students from around the country and the world learn from Illinois Tech faculty members in a fully synchronous online environment

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Upon completion of these courses, which are offered as daytime and residential programs, students earn college credit

COVID-19 Vaccination Note

Illinois Tech requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To align with university policies, all summer program students participating in-person will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot if eligible. Summer program participants will be asked to show proof of vaccination when checking in for their first day of the program.

Are you offering any in-person summer programs?

In summer 2023, Illinois Tech will offer a number of in-person Elevate College Prep in day/commuter or residential formats. We are closely monitoring local and university health and safety guidelines surrounding COVID-19. While on campus, all students and instructors will be required to wear a face covering that fits snugly against the sides of their face, does not have gaps, and fully covers their nose and mouth. Please review the CDC guidelines for selecting a mask that best protects you and others around you. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available in the program spaces.

Are COVID-19 vaccines required for summer program participation?

Illinois Tech requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated (including booster) against COVID-19. To align with university policies, all summer program students participating in-person will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Summer program participants will be asked to show proof of vaccination when checking in for their first day of the program. Students must have completed their vaccine sequence and booster dose two weeks prior to the start of their program. If students are not able to show proof of vaccination at check-in, they will be unable to continue in the program, and the program fees will not be refunded. 

Will you offer online summer programs?

Illinois Tech is offering a variety of online summer programs in June and July. Please view our online summer programs for more information. 

What is your refund policy?

Please refer to the refund policy in the Policies and Resources section above. 

Can international students participate in summer pre-college programs?

All Illinois Tech online pre-college programs are open to international students. 

Does Illinois Tech offer any after-school enrichment opportunities?

Yes! Illinois Tech offers several ways for students to engage in STEM enrichment and learn about the university, including skill-building workshops, virtual field trips, and webinars. Please visit our Special Events and Competitions page for more information.

If you have additional questions that are not addressed in this FAQ, please contact us at precollege@iit.edu.