Guaranteed Admission: Wright College

Illinois Tech offers guaranteed admission through our partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago for:

  • Students pursuing an associate in engineering science degree from City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College to advance their education at Illinois Tech's Armour College of Engineering
  • Students pursuing an associate in science degree for computer science from City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College to advance their education at Illinois Tech's College of Computing

In addition, those who successfully gain admission to Illinois Tech through the guaranteed admission program will receive an annual scholarship of $25,000 plus a one time $5,000 EDGE Award.

Our joint partnership is a highly selective program that provides students with a seamless transition to continue their studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science from Illinois Tech—with the option of working toward a graduate degree.

Earn Credits Toward Your Bachelor's Degree at a Discounted Rate

Take courses at both institutions concurrently, including gateway courses at Illinois Tech prior to transferring for a discounted rate of $100 per credit hour. To register for a course at Illinois Tech, submit a non-degree application and your official college transcripts for the appropriate enrollment term.

Guaranteed $25,000 City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Scholarship + $5,000 EDGE Award

Illinois Tech will guarantee the offer of a special transfer scholarship of $25,000 (prorated for part-time students) to students who are successfully admitted to Illinois Tech through the guaranteed admission program. This scholarship will automatically remain in effect each year until the student completes their undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be applied on a prorated basis for any summer term or in any semester the student enrolls at part-time status. Students must maintain the minimum academic standards to continue receiving this award.

In addition to the transfer scholarship, students will receive a $5,000 EDGE award toward any Elevate experience. At Illinois Tech our one-of-a-kind Elevate program empowers our students with not only academic classes in exciting majors, but also guaranteed hands-on experiences and personalized mentoring—all of which sets them up for career success.   Learn more about Elevate.

Dedicated Advisers and Mentors from Illinois Tech and Wright College

You'll receive individualized support from a transfer admission counselor from both schools who will guide you through the transfer process and help you plan out your course selection at Wright College and Illinois Tech. Additionally, you'll receive access to near-peer, academic, and career mentoring at both Illinois Tech and Wright College.

Earn Your Bachelor of Science at Illinois Tech

Complete your engineering or computer science degree at Illinois Tech, a nationally ranked research university recognized for hands-on learning and ranked #1 in Illinois for the mid-career earnings of its graduates with financial aid. (PayScale)

To be eligible for the guaranteed admission program between Wright College and Illinois Tech, Wright College students must:

  1. Apply, be accepted, and complete the guaranteed admission program through City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College. Please contact Doris Espiritu at Wright College with any questions about how to join the Wright guaranteed admission program.
  2. Successfully complete an associate's degree within three years of the date of initial enrollment at Wright College, in addition to the courses outlined in the suggested sequence for the intended major at Illinois Tech.
  3. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in all math, physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering courses taken at Wright College, a 3.0 graduation/cumulative grade-point average from Wright College, and at least a 3.0 GPA each semester they are enrolled.
  4. Once you have completed your associate's degree and all GAP requirements, submit a transfer application to Illinois Tech

If you attend Wright College and do not meet these requirements, we still encourage you to apply as you may be admissible through the regular admission process.

A benefit of being part of the City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College guaranteed admission partnership is the access to gateway courses at Illinois Tech. These courses are offered at a discounted rate of $100 per credit hour for all students in the GAP-Wright partnership and will count towards your bachelor's degree at Illinois Tech.

To enroll in a course at Illinois Tech, please follow these steps:

  1. Submit a non-degree application for the appropriate term
  2. Submit all unofficial college transcripts to
  3. Contact Marie Kaye ( with any questions regarding your non-degree application

Contact an Illinois Tech transfer counselor at