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Admission and Application Process for Undocumented Students

Application Requirements and Steps - Free to Apply

Illinois Tech is looking for students of high academic caliber with strong community ties and work ethic. In the application, we evaluate your academic standing, extracurricular, community-based and leadership involvement. We also like to hear why you think an education at Illinois Tech would help you pursue your academic and career goals and how you could contribute to the Illinois Tech community. Be specific. We want to hear your story!

STEP 1: Application for Admission

2018 applications are available through the Common Application.

Information regarding deadlines can be found on Undergraduate Admission's Deadline page.

STEP 2: Counselor/Teacher Evaluation or Letter of Recommendation

Give the forms found in the application to a counselor and/or teacher who knows you well and can write about your strengths as a student. One letter is required but up to three are accepted. This form and letter can be submitted electronically by the teacher through the Common Application.

STEP 3: High School/Secondary School Transcripts

Ask your high school counselor to submit your official high school/secondary school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. 

STEP 4: Test Scores

Send official SAT I or ACT scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. IIT's SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040.

Please mail supporting documents to:

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

High School Requirements

Students engaged in a college preparatory or general education curriculum generally make good candidates for IIT. Specifically, we recommend the following high school courses be completed:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics
  • 3 years of Science



See the Financial Aid section for more information about how to apply for institutional need-based aid including information about private loans, the United Minds Inspiring Innovation (UMII) scholarship and outside scholarship opportunities.

First-Year Scholarships

At Illinois Tech, more than 97% of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it is need-based, merit based, or both. There are also scholarships opportunities that can help cover your college expenses.


All freshman domestic students are eligible for the Heald Scholarship (starting at $10,000). All full-time students will automatically be considered for this merit-based scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed.


Candidates competing for the Camras Scholars Program, one of Illinois Tech's highest undergraduate academic honors, satisfy very high selection standards. Students must demonstrate outstanding academics, involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to leadership.

Camras Scholars enjoy full tuition benefits, leadership development and enhanced access to research and community service opportunities.

Click here to learn more about the Camras Scholars Program.


Candidates competing for the University Scholars Program must demonstrate outstanding high school grades, standardized test scores, provide written recommendations, personal qualities and involvement in extracurricular activities. Recipients of the University Scholarship Program receive a merit award of $30,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study—a $120,000 value.


Illinois Tech/FIRST scholarships are awarded to students who actively participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competition. This program attracts candidates that demonstrate a strong academic record, passion for science and technology, and drive to become a leader, entrepreneur or innovator. Recipients of a FIRST scholarship are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $20,000 per year for up to four years (five years for Architecture).

Click here to learn more about the Illinois Tech/FIRST Scholarship.