Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Illinois Institute of Technology 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, students will find a strong and supportive community of aspiring entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, inventors, businesspeople, 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. 


Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) 

Illinois Tech accepts coursework designated by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide articulation agreement between participating institutions that facilitates the seamless transfer of general education courses and select major courses. 

Academic Honesty Policy

Illinois Tech values academic honesty beginning during the admissions process and throughout a student's education.  Prospective students are expected to represent their academic qualifications with full honesty and transparency.  You can learn more about Undergraduate Admission's Academic Honesty Policy here.

The evaluation of domestic coursework taken at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States is completed by the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time of admission to a baccalaureate degree program. Official college transcripts are required for each institution the student previously attended and are submitted with the admission application to Illinois Tech. Courses may be acceptable for transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities provided they are comparable in scope and level to those offered at Illinois Tech, and the grades are the equivalent of a “C” or higher. Grades of “C-” are not acceptable for transferable course credit. 

A maximum of 68 transfer course credit hours from a two-year institution may be applicable to an Illinois Tech undergraduate degree program. There is no maximum number of hours of transfer credit from a four-year college; however, the final 45 semester hours of any undergraduate degree program must be completed in residence at Illinois Tech.  

Course unit values that are based on a quarter-hour system will be converted into semester hour unit values:

  • 5 quarter credit hours = 3.33 semester credit hours
  • 4 quarter credit hours = 2.67 semester credit hours
  • 3 quarter credit hours = 2 semester credit hours
  • 2 quarter credit hours = 1.33 semester credit hours
  • 1 quarter credit hour = 0.67 semester credit hours

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View Course Equivalencies: Learn how to use Transferology to see which courses from your current institution transfer to Illinois Tech.

Transfer Scholarships

Check out the several generous scholarships Illinois Tech offers specifically to transfer students.

Visiting students and their family members on Main Campus outside of S. R. Crown Hall

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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Illinois Tech Viewbook for Perspective Undergraduate Students for the year 2023-24

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