High school counselors and teachers play an important role in students’ college decision-making process. Illinois Tech hosts special counselor visit day opportunities just for counselors and teachers. We also offer group tours, which allow counselors and teachers to accompany their students to our Mies Campus in Chicago so that students also are able explore our university firsthand.
Illinois Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admission offers opportunities for groups of up to 50 students to visit campus.
Group visits are intended for either college-bound high school students (9th–12th grade), or community college transfer students. Each visit includes a 30–45 minute information session with an admission counselor and an hour-long tour of campus with a current student.
A few notes on group visits:
- One chaperone is required for every 15 high school students on a group tour
- Group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the desired date
- Group tours are not available on evenings and weekends
Due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all group tour requests. We do not provide group visits to elementary or middle school students.
College Exploration Presentation
This presentation is geared toward high school students and groups who are looking to learn more about the college search and application process in general, in order to gain a better understanding of what schools are out there and how to navigate this process. We will cover college access basics such as types of schools, academic fit, choosing a major, the application timeline, and the financial aid process. The presentation will conclude with some general information about Illinois Tech for students who are interested. The presentation is approximately 30–40 minutes and is given by an admission counselor.
Illinois Tech Admission Presentation
This presentation is designed for juniors, seniors, and sophomores who are already well-versed in the general college-admission search process. We will present an overview of Illinois Tech, including academics, campus life, athletics, how to apply, our admission requirements, and scholarships/financial aid. The presentation is approximately 30–40 minutes and is given by an admission counselor.
Illinois Tech Transfer Planning Presentation
This presentation is designed for community college transfer students who are seeking more information about the transfer process. We will present an overview of Illinois Tech, including academics, campus life, athletics, how to apply, our transfer admission requirements, transfer credit guides and course equivalencies, and scholarships/financial aid. The presentation is approximately 30–40 minutes and is given by a transfer admission counselor.