Application Dates and Deadlines

Illinois Tech recommends submitting your application as early as possible. Our admission staff members are here to guide you through the process and to answer any questions you and your family may have.

Please note that some institutional scholarships require you to apply under a certain application deadline and may include supplemental application materials and an on-campus interview. View the selection criteria for our institutional scholarships.

Learn more about each of our undergraduate application deadlines below. 

2023-2024 Application Deadlines

 Application DeadlineDecision NotificationEnrollment Deposit DueI-20 Request Date (for international students only)

Fall Entry (U.S. and International)

Early Decision (Binding)November 1December 1March 15June 15
Early Action (Non-Binding)November 15January 3May 1*June 15
Regular Decision 

February 1

June 1 ( for international students living in the U.S. only)

March 15May 1*June 15
*We will extend the enrollment confirmation deadline to June 1 by request for those who are impacted by delays in federal aid processing.

Spring Entry (U.S. and International)

Regular Decision November 15November 3 onwardsJanuary 1November 30


All students regardless of the application deadline will be considered for our Heald and International Tuition Scholarships.

Note: Early Decision applications are binding—this means if you are accepted into Illinois Tech under our early decision deadline, you are required to withdraw all applications from other universities. If you are a first-year undergraduate applicant and Illinois Tech is your first choice university regardless of financial need, we invite you to apply under our early decision deadline.

If cost of attendance is a factor in your decision to attend Illinois Tech, we encourage you to apply under Early Action instead.

Early Deposit Benefits (Fall Entry Only)

We’re committed to the success of all Illinois Tech students! If you know that Illinois Tech is the place for you and you confirm your enrollment by March 15, you’ll receive:

  • Free Illinois Tech course the summer before you begin your first year so you can start earning college credit (limited to one course in the summer term)
  • Priority course registration throughout your bachelor’s degree program starting your second semester of college
  • Priority housing selection and earn a $2000 Experience Illinois Tech housing scholarship
  • Consideration for early admission into our Accelerated Master’s Program—Co-Term

Dual Admission/Early Acceptance Programs

To be reviewed for dual-admission/early acceptance programs, a supplemental application and/or interview may be required. Special scholarships may also require supplemental application materials and an on-campus interview.

Program​Partner University​Curriculum TimelineApplication Deadline
Osteopathic Medicine​ (B.S./D.O.)Midwestern University4+4 December 1​
Osteopathic Medicine​ (B.S./D.O.)Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)4+4March 1
Honors Law​ (B.S./J.D.)Illinois Tech’s Chicago-Kent College of Law3+3, ​
4+3 for engineers
March 1
Dual Admission Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.)Midwestern University2+3November 1 (early)​
February 15 (rolling)
Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.)Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)3+4 for Chemistry or Biology​
4+4 for other majors
March 1
Dentistry (B.S./D.M.D.)Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)​4+4 March 1
 Application DeadlineDecision NotificationI-20  Request Date
Fall entry (U.S.)

June 15 Priority Deadline

July 15 (Architecture only)
August 1

Within 2 weeks beginning in late JanuaryN.A.
Fall entry (international living abroad)June 1Within 2 weeks beginning in late JanuaryJune 15
Spring entry (U.S. and international)November 1Within 2 weeks beginning in OctoberNovember 30

The priority deposit deadline for all transfer students admitted by July 1 is July 15. The priority deadline exists to give you sufficient time to complete all required onboarding processes such as course registration, submission of immunization, etc.

All transfer students will be considered for the transfer institutional scholarship. Applications are not considered complete until official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been submitted.

If you are applying for the Transfer Leadership Scholarship (TLS) please submit your application for Spring 2024 term by October 15 and for the Fall 2024 term by March 15

Notification for fall entry begins in January. Transcript evaluations take place after August 1. Your transcripts will not be evaluated if your completed application is not submitted by August 1.

Notification for spring entry begins in October. Transcript evaluations take place after November 1. Your transcripts will not be evaluated if your completed application is not submitted by November 1.

Fall Term

Runs from August to December. Application deadline: August 1 (domestic, including international students living in the U.S.); May 15 (International students living outside of the U.S.)

Spring Term

Runs from late January to mid-May. Application deadline: November 15

Summer Term

Runs from end of May to mid-August. Applications are due two weeks prior to the start of your course. View academic calendar.

Joint Degree, Post Baccalaureate/Pre-Med, and Vandercook: May 15, 2023