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.

  Spring Summer Fall
Open July 1 September 1 September 1
Ph.D. and Priority Deadline October 1 January 31 January 31
Master's and Certificates Deadline November 15 March 15 June 15
Financial Support Deadline December 1 April 1 July 1
Intent to Enroll Deadline January 1 May 1 August 1
Deposit Deadline January 1 May 1 August 1

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 spots at Illinois Tech sooner rather than later.
  • For the fall term, applicants can expect decisions to be released starting 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:

International Applicants (Who Require a Student Visa From Illinois Tech)

Spring Summer Fall
Applications Open July 1 September 1 September 1
Priority Deadline* October 1 January 31 January 31
Application Deadline November 15 March 15 June 15
Last Day to Submit Financial Support Form December 1 April 1 July 1
Intent to Enroll January 1 May 1 May 1
Deposit January 1 May 1 May 1
Late Arrival (By Request Only) January 17 May 22, August 21

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

International students currently studying in the United States can follow the deadlines found on the graduate domestic student Admission Dates and Deadlines page.

*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.