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Admission and Application Process for Undocumented Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who are currently attending a college or university, or who have attended a college or university after finishing high school. We consider all students who fit either of these criteria to be transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed. Students currently in high school and taking classes at a college or university are not considered transfer students and should apply as first-year/freshman applicants.

Transfer Credit Guidelines: If you are transferring from a two-year college in the Chicago area, you can refer to our transfer credit guidelines for selecting courses that will transfer to Illinois Tech from our partner institutions. We also offer unofficial evaluations before acceptance - just ask your admission counselor.

Once you are admitted, it is important to work with your advisor to plan the scheduling of your remaining Illinois Tech courses. Many courses have pre-requisite requirements and it may benefit you to take these early enough to match the schedule of your intended major. For examples, view the specific requirements for Aerospace EngineeringMechanical Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering.

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!


2018 applications are available through the Common Application.

We require transcripts from all colleges attended, regardless of financial or academic standing, length of attendance, or length of time since attendance. If you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferrable college work earned after high school/secondary school graduation, you must also submit your transcripts from all secondary schools attended.


If you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college work earned after high school/secondary school graduation, you must submit official SAT or ACT scores. 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

If you are interested in any of our dual admission programs, please click here. Information about our special programs can be found here.

Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college most recently attended to be considered for admission to Illinois Tech. A minimum grade point average of a 3.0/4.0 scale is considered for admission, along with review of the entire application, including essay(s) and letter(s) of recommendation. Students must also be in good financial standing at all previously attended colleges/universities. 

Transfer admission is based on a cumulative grade point average (GPA) and individual grades in all classes that apply to the major you wish to study at Illinois Tech.

Application Deadlines


See the Financial Aid section for more information about how to apply for institutional need-based aid.


All institutional scholarships are visible on your MyIIT Portal and will automatically disburse to your account on the first day of class. Learn more about how different scenerios may impact your institutional scholarship here.


All domestic transfer students are reviewed for Transfer Tuition Scholarships (starting at $12,500). In addition, students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (up to $5,000 per year) upon proof of PTK membership at the time applications are reviewed. A student needs to be a PTK member for at least one semester prior to applying to Illinois Tech.


Illinois Institute of Technology is determined to substantially redefine pipeline initiatives in the science, engineering, architecture, technology, business and human science fields. Collaborating institutions and organizations are committed to serve as a catalyst to support students toward their goals to conduct undergraduate research and earn advanced professional and academic degrees. Scholars in turn are asked to significantly engage with their K-12 and community college communities to encourage and empower others towards educational success.

Applicants who receive an official nomination by their institution's President or designated nominating official and are admitted to Illinois Tech will be considered for the Presidential Scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply, click here.