Fast Forward Orientation

September 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Are you interested in transferring to Illinois Tech? Join Fast Forward to Illinois Tech, our concierge program that helps high school and community college students prepare to transfer to Illinois Tech. Designed for students who are planning to transfer to Illinois Tech in one- to two-years, prospective transfer students will create a personalized transfer plan with an admission counselor to help make the transfer process as smooth as possible. Join us at Fast Forward Orientation to participate in this one-of-a-kind program.



College Application and Essay Night

September 29 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Completing your college application and essay can be overwhelming! Join Illinois Tech Undergraduate Admissions counselors to assist you with your college application! Our team will be on-site with you at our computer lab to answer questions about applying through Common App, provide feedback on essays, and ensure that you are advocating for yourself! Why complete your application alone when you can have the support of industry experts? 

Planning on applying to other schools as well? We got you covered. Join us for this college application workshop to assist prospective students applying to Illinois Tech and other institutions.  



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Night

October 6 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

FAFSA Night is an opportunity for prospective students to work with Illinois Tech's financial aid and admission staff to better understand and navigate the financial aid process.  Qualifying prospective students will be invited to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Illinois Tech's computer lab with the guidance of our staff to ensure all information that is being submitted is accurate.  



Transfer One Stop

November 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to apply as a transfer student? Students who submit an application no later than October 31st will receive an on-the-spot admission decision, transfer credit evaluation, and financial aid offer at the event. Students who apply after the October 31st deadline will still receive an admission decision, but may not receive a financial aid offer or completed transfer credit evaluation until after the event.



Discover Illinois Tech Day

October 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For an in-depth look at Main Campus, academic programs, campus life, and the admission and financial aid processes, a Discover Illinois Tech Day is a great all in one visit. We typically host this event on one Saturday each semester (spring, summer, fall). Our next fall Discover Day will be on Saturday, October 15.

  • The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Family members are welcome!
  • Refreshments and lunch are provided
  • A concierge member will help you plan your entire customized day when you arrive!

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Getting to Campus

Illinois Tech's campus is accessible by train, bus, or car. Find directions to campus and view our campus map.

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Hotels and Accommodations

Hiltons at McCormick Place is a Preferred Hotel Partner for Illinois Tech. Book your room at our preferred rate when you reserve your room using the link below.

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Explore Chicago

If you're visiting campus for one of our events, why not explore our vibrant city? Illinois Tech is 10 minutes from downtown, so you can conveniently explore the surrounding area!

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