Fast Forward

Connect with Illinois Tech through Fast Forward, our concierge service just for transfer students.


Illinois Tech offers a one-of-a-kind Elevate program that makes you and your life success our top priority—education, mentorship, and real-world experiences. Prospective transfer students who participate in our Fast Forward to Illinois Tech program have the exclusive opportunity to access Elevate resources early on—before you even submit your application for admission!

Through peer mentorship, advising, and personal/professional development opportunities both on and off campus, Fast Forward to Illinois Tech allows community college students to get acclimated to the Illinois Tech campus and the programs of study offered.

Participating in Fast Forward is simple. You must:

  1. Intend on applying to Illinois Tech as a transfer student within one to four semesters (and are not applying in the current term)
  2. Attend one Fast Forward Orientation session, held each spring, summer, and fall
  3. Meet with your Illinois Tech transfer admission counselor once per semester until you transfer to Illinois Tech

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A few of the benefits of the Fast Forward program include:

  • Early access to virtual internships through our Elevate program
  • Academic and career coaching services
  • Guidance in preparing transferable course credits and a transfer schedule
  • Personal and professional development opportunities on Illinois Tech’s campus
  • Opportunities to take summer courses at Illinois Tech at discounted rates
  • Invitations to on-campus Illinois Tech student events throughout the year
  • Eligibility for special $25,000 scholarships for Chicago STAR Scholars, Triton College GENIUS Scholars, and students enrolled our Guaranteed Admission program with Wright College and the College of DuPage

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Meet Your Transfer Counselor

We are here to help you! Schedule an individualized appointment with an admission counselor to create your transfer plan to Illinois Tech.

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Register for a Virtual Internship

Begin your journey by participating in a special virtual internship offered by Illinois Tech in partnership with GlobalShala.

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Take a Discounted Course

Students participating in the Fast Forward program can get a head start on earning transfer credit from Illinois Tech at a discounted rate of $100/credit hour!

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