Members of Runway 606 Cohort

Runway 606 is a first-of-its-kind program aimed at providing Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students with a clear, accelerated pathway to high-demand, well-paying careers.

As a Runway 606 cohort member, you have access to the following benefits:

  • College credit for all dual-enrollment courses completed with a C or above
  • A dedicated academic adviser who will help you plan your Illinois Tech coursework and help you get on track to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as four years
  • A peer mentor to help connect you with academic and co-curricular resources across the university, including tutoring, student organizations, leadership opportunities, and more

Unlock all of these opportunities and more by confirming your enrollment at Illinois Tech today!


Have you committed to Illinois Tech? Here are some important next steps to help you prepare for your time at Illinois Tech.

Please follow these instructions to submit your final transcripts:

  • Request your high school counselor to submit your final official transcripts to Illinois Tech at You will also need to request City Colleges of Chicago to send your final college transcripts directly to Illinois Tech through its transcript request service on Parchment.
  • Once we receive your transcripts, please allow Illinois Tech five to 10 business days to evaluate your transfer credit. Once your credits are evaluated, they will be posted to your AppTracker.

Once you submit your enrollment deposit and confirm your attendance at Illinois Tech, you will be assigned an academic adviser. Your academic adviser will be a faculty member in your major responsible for helping you register for courses each semester. The academic advisers are:

Program NameAdviser NameAdviser Email
Cybersecurity and Information Technology and ManagementRay
Information Technology and ManagementJeremy

Alternatively, you can also reach out to Kyle Hawkins at for general questions about studying at Illinois Tech.

Throughout the summer, you’ll need to complete several items, such as:

  • Submitting a housing contract if you want to live on campus
  • Registering for and attending SOAR: New Student Orientation
  • Completing academic placement assessments and registering for courses
  • Submitting health and immunization documents
  • Completing your financial aid checklist

You can view your complete checklist here. If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to your admission counselor, Moira McAuliffe, at

Our peer mentors are fellow students who understand the perspective of incoming students and the unique challenges you may face as you embark on this exciting journey. They provide exclusive insights on how to navigate your college experience, personalized guidance for all aspects of student life, and resource and opportunity awareness to connect you with extracurricular activities, career opportunities, and more.

By scheduling a meeting with a peer mentor, you’ll have the chance to tap into their collective knowledge and benefit from the training and experiences that have prepared them to serve our campus community. We look forward to supporting you on your journey at Illinois Tech and helping you make the most of your time with us.