Transfer students are those students who are currently attending a university or have attended another institute of higher education after finishing secondary school. All students who fit either of these criteria are classified as transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed. In general, students with fewer than 30 semester hours of college work will have to submit their secondary school transcripts and test scores, despite being classified as a transfer student.

Requirements and Application Checklist

Applications are available through the Common App.

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  1. Complete the application for admission. There is no application fee to apply to Illinois Tech. Applications are available through the Common App.

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    Supporting documents can be emailed to or mailed to:

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Visitors Center, The McCormick Tribune Campus Center
    3201 S. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60616

  2. Submit official or certified copies of your transcript(s) from all universities/colleges you have attended to Illinois Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admission. Illinois Tech requires transcripts from all higher education institutes attended, regardless of financial or academic standing, length of attendance, or length of time since attendance. In cases where official transcripts are not issued in English, you must submit the official native language transcript along with a certified translated English version. Official transcripts should be sent to Illinois Tech directly from the higher education institutes. You may upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your Application Tracker once you have submitted your application.
  3. Submit an official transfer credit evaluation.  Illinois Tech accepts any NACES accredited translation.  Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • ECE Course-by-Course
    • Educational Perspectives Course-by-Course Evaluation
  4. All students who submit transcripts from non-United States schools should provide course descriptions of each course taken at that university. These should be combined into one PDF document and uploaded to your Application Tracker once you have submitted your application. Course descriptions are not necessary for review purposes, but they must be submitted before students can receive a transfer credit evaluation.
  5. Provide an official copy of the English proficiency TOEFL or IELTS score report. The code to send your scores to Illinois Tech is 1318. If the applicant has more than 30 credit hours at a school in the United States (excluding ESL credits), this requirement may be waived. Read more about the English Proficiency test requirements.
  6. Submit Proof of Funds to demonstrate that you or your sponsor have the available finances to meet the educational and living expenses while you are a student at Illinois Tech. The Proof of Funds is not needed for admission review purposes and will only be collected after you receive your admission decision and pay the enrollment deposit fee. Please read the instructions before submitting your Proof of Funds.
  7. Provide a copy of your passport, which is needed to fulfill the visa requirements. You may upload a copy of your passport within the ISSS Portal. The passport copy is not needed for review purposes and will only be collected  after you receive your admission decision and pay the enrollment deposit fee. Read more about the visa requirements.
  8. Admitted international students who wish to transfer their currently active SEVIS ID from a U.S. institution to Illinois Tech will also need to submit an online transfer-in request within the ISSS Portal

Important note: A student who has completed fewer than 30 credit hours at the university level must also complete the first-year application requirements.

Transfer Credits

If you are planning to transfer from a two-year college in the Chicago area, please read more about the transfer credit guidelines. The information provided is a guide for selecting courses from partner institutions for your major of interest.