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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