Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations again on your acceptance to Illinois Tech! We know you’re eager to start your program, but before you can register for courses, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Submit your deposit—You must confirm your enrollment by submitting a $300 deposit before you receive your academic adviser assignment.
  2. Email your academic adviser to register for classes (starting in April)—You’ll receive your adviser’s contact information one to two days after you submit your deposit. Your adviser will give you a registration PIN, which will give you access to course registration.
  3. Submit course credits—Send all final official transcripts and/or test scores to to receive transfer credit. If you have not completed the transfer equivalency for MATH 151 or COM 101, you will need to take a placement assessment.
  4. Sign up for SOAR—Transfer Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration is on July 18.
  5. Complete your financial aid checklist, if applicable.
  6. Submit your immunization forms and health insurance waiver.
  7. Living on campus? Do you want to purchase a meal plan? Learn more about room and board options for transfer students.

Additional Resources

Transfer students are those who are currently attending a university or have attended another institute of higher education after finishing secondary school.

All students who fit either of these criteria are classified as transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed.

In general, students with fewer than 30 semester hours of college work will have to submit their secondary school transcripts and test scores, despite being classified as a transfer student.

Requirements and Application Checklist
Apply as an International Transfer Student
Applications are available through the Common Application.

  1. Complete the application for admission. There is no application fee to apply to Illinois Tech.
  2. Supporting documents can be mailed to:
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    10 West 33rd Street
    Perlstein Hall, Room 101
    Chicago, IL 60616
  3. Submit official or certified copies of your transcript(s) from all universities/higher education institutes you have attended to the Illinois Tech Office of Undergraduate Admission. Transcripts can be uploaded to your Application Tracker once you have submitted your application.
  4. View Transcripts requirement
  5. Provide an official copy of the English proficiency TOEFL or IELTS score report. The code to send your scores to Illinois Tech is 1318. If the applicant has more than 30 credit hours at a school in the US (excluding ESL credits) then this requirement may be waived.
  6. View English Proficiency Test requirements
  7. All students who submit transcripts from non-US schools should provide course descriptions of each course taken at university. These should be combined into one PDF document and uploaded to your Application Tracker once you have submitted your application. Course descriptions are not necessary for review purposes, but must be submitted before students can receive a transfer credit evaluation.
  8. Submit Illinois Tech's Financial Affidavit of Support to demonstrate that you or your sponsor have available finances to meet the educational and living expenses while you are a student at Illinois Tech. The Financial Affidavit of Support is not needed for review purposes and can be sent it after you receive your admission and scholarship decision. Please read the following instructions before submitting your FAS.
  9. View Financial Affidavit of Support requirements
  10. Provide a copy of your passport. A copy of your passport is needed to fulfill the visa requirements. You may upload a copy of your passport to your Application Tracker after you have submitted your application. The passport copy is not needed for review purposes and can be sent in after you receive your admission decision.
  11. View Visa requirement
  12. A student who has completed less than 30 credit hours at the university level must also complete the first-year application requirements.

Transfer Credits
If you are planning to transfer from a two-year college in the Chicago area, please refer to the transfer credit guidelines link below. The information provided is a guide for selecting courses from partner institutions for your major of interest.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

Need help navigating campus? The Office of Campus Life is here to help you during your time at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In collaboration with Financial Aid, Galvin Library, Academic Affairs, and the Office of Campus Life we have found these resources to help commuter students succeed at Illinois Tech. Use the resources below to find out more about dining, parking, transportation, the Commuter Lounge and ways to get connected to other commuter students.

Once you submit your enrollment deposit and confirm your attendance at Illinois Tech, you will be assigned an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will be a faculty member in your major who is responsible for helping you register for courses each semester. You should receive your advisor assignment beginning in April via email a few weeks after you submit your deposit.

Once you receive your advisor assignment, you must complete the following steps before you can register for classes:

  1. Complete academic placement assessments. 
  2. Check out the Illinois Tech Undergraduate Bulletin and find your particular degree program.
  3. Once you have completed any necessary placement assessment(s) and reviewed your degree program, you may contact your advisor via email or phone to begin your advising conversation. Your advisor will provide you with an alternate pin, which allows you to register.
  4. Officially register for your courses using Banner Student Self Service.
  5. Throughout your time at Illinois Tech, your advisor will be your go-to person for all your questions about which classes to take and how to best align your course schedule in order to make sure you’re on track to graduate on time. Academic advisors can also assist with questions about choosing a specialization, adding a minor, or applying for one of Illinois Tech’s special degree programs (these, for example, allow you to complete a B.S. and master’s degree in as few as five years).

Our goal is to help you transfer without loss of credit and on an efficient timeline!

Illinois Tech has published transfer credit guides for many Illinois community colleges. Simply search for your school, then scroll down to select your intended transfer major. If you do see your school, we recommend that you view the guides available for the City Colleges of Chicago as an example of the kinds of courses that typically transfer in for your intended major.

Please Note: We do not require the completion of an associate’s degree, nor do we require the completion of all the courses listed on the credit guide before transfer. These guides exist to help students avoid taking courses that are not needed for their major. If you take classes that are not required for your major, these courses may fit into a free elective if these are available for your program, or they may not transfer in at all. So please be sure you connect with us, or your current community college transfer advisor, before you enroll in courses that do not appear on the transfer guide, since it is likely that these courses are not needed for your intended major.

Will your courses transfer?

We're a proud member of Transferology. This is a nationwide online transfer planning resource students can use to identify equivalent courses at other schools. Simply create a free account, then start adding your courses and search for Illinois Institute of Technology to discover possible equivalencies you may still be able to take at your current school. Please visit their website to review course equivalencies.

Your current school's Transfer Advisor also has access to a Transferology Lab Account, where he or she can look up multiple equivalencies at once. Try Transferology yourself, or ask your school's advisor for assistance before accidentally taking the wrong courses for your transfer major.

However, if you are coming from a Chicago-area community  college, we recommend that you utilize our published transfer guides instead. Please also feel free to ask an Illinois Tech Transfer Counselor if you need assistance, as we are happy to be a resource for you!

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