Pre-College Programs

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Explore your possibilities in STEM.

Who says you need to wait to get into college before jumpstarting your STEM education? Illinois Tech offers year-round opportunities for high school students to explore their intellectual curiosity. Want to immerse yourself in a new subject while living in a college dorm this summer? Unleash your competitive spirit at a nationwide bridge building competition? Or would you rather get ahead by earning college credit in a computer science course? Achieve all of that and more through Illinois Tech’s Pre-College Programs.


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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

If you’re interested in technology, business, architecture, science, engineering, pre-law, or computers, Illinois Tech’s Pre-College Summer Programs offer dozens of ways to experience these fields up close.

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Courses for College Credit

Are you a high school student interested in challenging yourself with college-level coursework? Take one of our courses to get a head start on college and to discover the many degree options Illinois Tech offers.

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The Chicago Difference—An Illinois Tech Initiative

Illinois Tech is proud to launch The Chicago Difference—a community transformation and scholarship initiative designed to provide wraparound support for talented young people from underrepresented backgrounds across Chicago. 

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