Transfer Application Process

To apply, create an account in our application portal and create an Undergraduate Application. View step-by-step instructions.

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What makes a good applicant?

Illinois Tech considers transfer students of high academic caliber with strong performance in courses relevant to your program of study for admission. In the application we evaluate your academic standing, the rigor of your coursework, and the sequencing of semesters. We also would like to hear why you think an education at Illinois Tech would help you pursue your academic and career goals and why, or how, you decided upon your major. We also are interested in learning how you may have overcome any challenges or struggles that might be reflected in your academic history. Be specific. We are interested in you and want to hear your story.

Guaranteed admission

Students achieving grades of A and B in technical coursework required by their major, coupled with an overall 3.0 grade-point average in all transferable courses, are considered for guaranteed admission. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours prior to submitting their application for admission.  

How to Apply

If you are a domestic United States applicant interested in transferring to Illinois Tech, follow the instructions below to complete your application.

Step 1: Application for Admission

Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college they most recently attended to be considered for admission to Illinois Tech. A minimum grade-point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is considered for admission.

To apply, click on the link below and follow the prompts to start a new Undergraduate Application. View step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the application portal.

APPLY ONLINE  VIEW APPLICATION DEADLINES

Step 2: Submit Official College Transcripts

We require transcripts from all colleges attended, regardless of academic or financial standing, length of attendance, or length of time since attendance. 

Please have your school submit official transcripts through its electronic transcript service to ugaprocessing@iit.edu.

Transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline in order to be evaluated in time for the start of your term at Illinois Tech. Transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit after the application deadline.

If an electronic service is not available, then please mail your sealed official transcripts to:

Illinois Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616

Step 3: Submit Other Supplemental Materials (If Applicable)

Secondary School Transcript

Students who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college work after high school/secondary school graduation will also be required to submit their high school/secondary school transcript(s). If you apply before completing your first semester of college, we ask you to include this information in your application or contact us directly at admission@iit.edu so that we may process your application appropriately.

If you have completed more than 30 semester hours of transferable college work after high school/secondary school, you are not required to submit your high school/secondary school transcript(s).

Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required for transfer students; however, they can enhance your application, especially if submitted by professors or instructors in courses relevant to your intended major. If you’d like to submit a letter of recommendation, please have the individual email the letter of recommendation directly to ugaprocessing@iit.edu.

Standardized Test Scores (Optional)

In response to the challenges created by COVID-19, Illinois Tech will not require standardized tests for undergraduate applicants in spring 2021 and fall 2021. This policy applies to all first-year, transfer, and international applicants and all merit scholarship considerations. Students who do not submit standardized scores will not be disadvantaged in the application process.

Students may be asked to take a math placement exam to determine course readiness if they are applying to a more rigorous academic program.

For students who have already taken the SAT I or ACT and want to submit standardized test scores, your test scores will be considered supplemental information in your application. Illinois Tech's SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040. Illinois Tech will super score any official scores that are submitted.

Please mail supporting documents to:

Illinois Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616

After You Apply

Checking your application status

Once you submit your application through the Common App, you will receive an email with a link to your Application Tracker. Your Application Tracker will let you know if you are missing any supplemental materials.

Please review our Application Dates and Deadlines page to learn more about the decision notification timeline.

Transfer credit evaluation

All students must submit their official transcripts from previously attended institutions. Your transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit once the application deadline has passed. You can view the status of your transfer credits in your AppTracker 2-3 weeks after your application deadline.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that transcripts submitted after the application deadline will be evaluated.

Admitted students

If you are admitted, please visit the Admitted Student Website to learn more about special admitted student events and the next steps you should take to enroll.

More Information

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Schedule a Virtual 1:1 Appointment

Each student's college journey is unique, and our admission counselors want to learn more about you. Schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment with our counseling team to get your questions answered about the application process and financial aid resources.

To register, simply choose your preferred appointment date, click on "Daily Virtual Visit" and pick an appointment slot.

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