Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Illinois Tech offers an unparalleled academic experience for all of our students, including many students who transfer to our university from two- and four-year institutions. Each year transfer students make up approximately 30 percent of Illinois Tech's incoming class.

Transfer students choose Illinois Tech because they know that a degree from a world-class university will prepare them to achieve more. At Illinois Tech they find a strong and supportive community of aspiring entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, inventors, business people, scientists, and others who are pursuing careers in tech-focused disciplines.

If your goal is to aim high and advance your future, you’ll fit in here.


Who Is a Transfer Student?

Transfer students are those students who are currently attending a college or university, or who have earned college credit after finishing high school. We consider all students who fit either of these criteria to be transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed. Students currently in high school and taking classes at a college or university are not considered transfer students and should apply as first-year/freshman applicants. Domestic students are those who are United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents. This includes U.S. nationals living overseas in military or diplomatic zones.

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Transferring in 1–2 Years?

Join Illinois Tech's Fast Forward program, an advising program designed to help make your transition to Illinois Tech as smooth as possible.

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Transfer Visits and Tours

Illinois Tech offers special visit and tour opportunities just for transfer students, in addition to visit and tour programs for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Viewbook

Learn more about our programs and meet some of our amazing students, faculty, and alumni in Illinois Tech's transfer viewbook.

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“Illinois Tech puts its emphasis on setting you up to succeed after school. It’s worth every penny.”

—Amy Kamin (Digital Humanities ’18), Farmington, Missouri, Transfer Student from Harold Washington College

Undergraduate Student Amy Kamin

“I loved that Illinois Tech embraces transfer students—not all universities are this way. If you are looking for a diverse campus, in one of the most exciting cities in America, with faculty who care for their students and work to help them, then Illinois Tech is the university for you.”

—Akvile Kiskis (Information Technology and Management ’19), Vilnius, Lithuania, Transfer Student from College of DuPage

Undergraduate Student Akvile Kiskis

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