Guaranteed Admission: Wright College of Engineering

Illinois Tech offers guaranteed admission 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. 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 Elevate 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 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.

Guaranteed $25,000 City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Scholarship + $5,000 Elevate 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 scholarship, students will receive a $5,000 Elevate award towards any Elevate opportunity. Elevate is the umbrella organization at Illinois Tech that connects students with experiential opportunities that allow them to learn the valuable skills which will enable their upward trajectory. These opportunities include on- and off-campus research, internships and co-ops, study abroad, and additional opportunities such as short courses and competitions to further round out your education.  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 B.S. in Engineering at Illinois Tech

Complete your engineering 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 2018)

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 of Engineering. Please see Dr. Doris Espiritu at Wright College with any questions on how to join the Wright GAP 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 Armour College of Engineering.
  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 GPA 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 school at Wright College of Engineering and do not meet these requirements, we still encourage you to apply as you may be admissible through the regular admission process.

Contact an Illinois Tech transfer counselor at