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Summer Programs

Take your summer to the next level.

Illinois Tech’s 2024 Summer College Programs for High School and Middle School Students

The one-of-a-kind Elevate College Prep allows middle school and high school students to take part in fun and rewarding summer college prep programs. These students will broaden their knowledge and enhance their skills through engaging programs that offer a variety of Chicago and suburban summer activities, allowing them to explore STEM fields, business, law, the arts, and more. They will gain valuable skills, earn college credit (in select programs), and get a taste of college life at Illinois Tech.

All students who complete their program will receive an official certificate of completion.

Learn more about the programming options available for summer 2024 below.

Application Deadlines:

  • Chicago Campuses, Middle School, and Online Programs: Applications are officially closed as of May 20th.
  • Western Suburbs Programs: Application deadline extended to June 7th!

Final Payment Deadlines:

  • Applications submitted between January 15 and May 3: Final payment is due by May 15.
  • Applications submitted between May 4 and May 20: Final payment is due by May 27 to accommodate the application extension.

*Note: Many programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying early is recommended, as seats may fill up before the deadline. Check individual program pages for specific deadline details. 

To learn more about financial assistance information, please visit the Policies and Resources page

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Program Structure

TypeDescription
Residential

These programs offer high school students who are at least 15 years old the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the college experience by residing on campus and engaging in social activities

CommuterFor those seeking flexibility and convenience, our commuter option allows middle school and high school students to participate in the program activities while residing off-campus
OnlineOur online programs offer students aged 14 and older the flexibility to engage in the program from any location worldwide, participating in coursework and activities through virtual platforms

Chicago Campuses: Mies and Conviser Summer Programs

These programs are available as residential or commuter options and are designed for high school students in grades nine through 12. These programs take place at our Chicago campuses: Mies Campus or Conviser Law Center.

Dates: June 17–21

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Sports business

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 17–21

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Esports, video games

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 17–28

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Computer programming

Cost: 

  • Residential: $2,350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $1,300; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: June 17–28

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Design, prototyping, engineering, creation

Cost: 

  • Residential: $2,350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $1,300; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 24–June 28

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Commuter Only

Location: Conviser Law Center (565 West Adams Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Law, activism, politics 

Cost: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 24–28

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: App development, software development, user interfaces

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 8–19

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Biomedical engineering, drug delivery systems, physiology

Cost: 

  • Residential: $2,350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $1,300; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: July 8–19

Who: Rising 10th through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Computing, math, science

Cost: 

  • Residential: $2,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 8–19

Who: Rising 10th through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential Only 

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Architecture, hand drafting, 2D/3D modeling software

Cost: Residential: $2,450; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity and is no longer accepting applications. 

Dates: July 8–August 2

Who: Rising 10th through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Research, bioanalytical chemistry, computational chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, materials chemistry

Cost: 

  • Residential: $5,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $3,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 22–26

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Psychology

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 22–August 2

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Chemical science, laboratory experience, career exploration

Cost: 

  • Residential: $3,000; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $2,000; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 29–August 2

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Robotics

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 29–August 2

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Sustainable transportation, chemical engineering, renewable energy

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 29–August 2

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Residential OR Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Game design, video games

Cost: 

  • Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Middle School Programs

These are commuter programs and are designed for middle school students in grades six through eight. These programs take place at our Chicago campuses: Mies Campus and Conviser Law Center.

Dates: June 10–14

Who: Rising sixth through eighth graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Conviser Law Center (565 West Adams Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Law, civics, governance, rights, and justice

Cost: $600; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 17–21

Who: Rising sixth through eighth graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Business, leadership, entrepreneurship

Cost: $600; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 24–28

Who: Rising sixth through eighth graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Public health, epidemiology

Cost: $600; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: July 8–12

Who: Rising sixth through eighth graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: App development, software development, user interfaces

Cost: $600; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: July 15–19

Who: Rising sixth through eighth graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Mies Campus (10 West 35th Street) πŸ“

Focus Area: Robotics

Cost: $600; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Western Suburbs: Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus Summer Programs

These are commuter programs and are designed for high school students in grades nine through 12. They are conducted at our Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, which is located in the western Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois.

Note: We're pleased to announce that the application deadline for the Rice Campus programs has been extended to June 7. Payment for the Rice Campus programs is now due fully at registration. 

Dates: July 22–26

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Rice Campus (201 East Loop Road) πŸ“

Focus Area: Robotics

Cost: $325, payable in full at registration; enjoy a 50% discount off the regular price!

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Note: We're pleased to announce that the application deadline for the Rice Campus programs has been extended to June 7. Payment for the Rice Campus programs is now due fully at registration. 

Dates: July 22–26

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Commuter

Location: Rice Campus (201 East Loop Road) πŸ“

Focus Area: Cloud computing

Cost: $325, payable in full at registration; enjoy a 50% discount off the regular price!

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Online Programs

Our online programs are open to students from around the world, and they are accessible from any location. Participants must be high school students and at least 14 years old.

Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: June 10–14

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Online

Focus Area: Math

Cost: $350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: June 17–21

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Online

Focus Area: Data, data analysis

Cost: $350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: June 24–28

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Online

Focus Area: Game design, video games, coding, Twine

Cost: $350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Dates: July 8–12

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Online

Focus Area: Cybersecurity

Cost: $350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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Note: This program has reached full capacity. Any additional applications will be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: July 29–August 2

Who: Rising ninth through 12th graders

Program Type: Online

Focus Area: Artificial intelligence

Cost: $350; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

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It was hard to choose my favorite experience because I loved everything, but getting a peak at college life was amazing. Anything we did on campus was so much fun to me.

Former Computational Science Participant

My favorite experience was being able to code and learn independently.

Former Robotics Program Participant

My favorite experience of the program was then we got to build something and destroy it in the end.

Former Engineering the Built Environment Participant

Thank you for doing this class! This camp reminded me why I like debate so much and I needed that. This is really cool because I’m getting exposed to different things. Thanks!

Former Summer Pre-Law Participant

Questions?

Please feel free to reach out to us via email at precollege@iit.edu. Unfortunately, we do not have a phone number available at this time. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to assisting you via email.