Admission Dates and Deadlines

Your completed application packet must be received by the appropriate deadline for regular admission consideration. Applications completed after the deadline will still be processed normally, but we cannot guarantee a decision will be made in time for your desired entry term. Late applicants may be eligible to defer their application or admission to a subsequent term.

If a deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications completed by the following Monday will be considered to have met the deadline.

Applicants to programs in Armour College of Engineering, College of Computing, and Stuart School of Business:

  • Priority deadline is encouraged for students looking to secure their spot at Illinois Tech sooner rather than later.
  • For the fall term, applicants can expect decisions to be released by March 1 or earlier.
  • For the spring term, applicants can expect decisions to be released by October 1 or earlier.

Lewis College of Science and Letters:

  • Priority deadline is encouraged for students looking to secure their spots at Illinois Tech sooner rather than later. 
  Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Open July 1, 2020 September 1, 2020 September 1, 2020
Ph.D. and Priority Deadline October 1, 2020 January 31, 2021 January 31, 2021
Master's, Certificates, and Non-Degree Deadline January 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
Intent to Enroll Deadline January 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 August 1, 2021
Deposit Deadline January 18, 2021 May 1, 2021 August 1, 2021

Applicants to programs in Chicago-Kent College of Law, College of Architecture, and Institute of Design:

 

  Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Application Open

July 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Priority Deadline* October 1, 2020 January 31, 2021 January 31, 2021
Ph.D. October 1, 2020 January 31, 2021 January 31, 2021
Professional Master's and Master of Science (M.A.S./M.S.) January 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021
Certificate and
Non-degree
January 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
Intent to Enroll January 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 August 1, 2021
Deposit

January 18, 2021

May 1, 2021 August 1, 2021
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*Every applicant who meets this deadline is automatically considered for graduate fellowships, scholarships, and teaching and research assistantships awarded by individual academic departments. Departmental funding is awarded to a limited number of highly qualified, full-time students at the time of admission. If you receive a funding award, you will be notified of the award in your official admission letter.