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Next Steps for Domestic Students

Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology!

Please review the following checklist of items all newly admitted domestic students must complete prior to the start of the academic term. We are here to help you with your preparations in any way we can. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Confirm your Intent to Enroll
Final documents
Access your MyIIT Portal
Learn about student health insurance and immunization requirements
Learn about housing

Confirm your Intent to Enroll

We hope you will join the IIT campus and community! Please log into the Applicant Portal to notify us of your plans.

View the deadlines for submitting the Intent to Enroll and Stuart School of Business deposit

A deposit is required for Stuart School of Business students.  In addition to completing the Intent to Enroll form, Stuart students must pay the $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by logging into the myIIT portal.

Final documents

Your admission is contingent upon completion of a Baccalaureate degree, and if applicable, Master's degree. Should you be required to submit final documents as a condition of your admission, this requirement will be listed on your official admission letter. This does not exclude the possibility that you may be asked to provide the physical copies of your original documents during the course of your enrollment. IIT reserves the right to request these documents at any point, for any reason during your enrollment.

Access your MyIIT Portal

New IIT students receive a unique identifier (UID) that is also your IIT email username and login for IIT's networking and computing services. Your university-designated student email account will be the official means of communication between you and the university, and will be used to notify you of your financial aid award if you apply for federal financial aid. You will receive instructions via email for locating your UID and logging in to the myIIT student portal. Learn more here.

Learn about student health insurance and immunization requirements

U.S. students have the option to submit proof of equivalent insurance in lieu of IIT student health insurance. All full-time students and occupants of IIT residence halls are required to purchase IIT's student health insurance policy. Eligible students who wish to be considered for an insurance waiver must fill out the Student Health Insurance Waiver form. Part-time students, spouses of students, and/or minor children can purchase insurance, if desired. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at or 312.567.7550.

Students are required to submit proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases to the Student Health and Wellness Center. Individuals who are not properly immunized or who do not have proof of immunization may receive the required immunizations at the Student Health Center for a nominal fee. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at or 312.567.7550.

Learn about housing

As a graduate student, you have the opportunity and flexibility to live either on or off campus.

Living on campus is a great way to find support for the many challenges associated with being a busy graduate student; and residence halls provide purposefully structured environments for social and academic success. Residence and Greek Life accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis, from part-time and full-time graduate students, including visiting and exchange students.

Students are strongly encouraged to contact Residence and Greek Life as early as possible to reserve or inquire about on-campus housing. For complete information about deadlines, on-campus, off-campus, and temporary housing options, please visit Residence and Greek Life or contact the office directly at or 312.567.5075.

Living off campus is another option, and there are many affordable options near the Main and Downtown Campuses that are accessible via public transportation:

South Commons & York Terrace
2701 South Indiana Avenue

Prairie Shore Apartments
2851 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Lake Meadows
500 East 33rd Street

International Center - University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street

1130 S. Michigan Apartments

Presidential Towers
555 West Madison

Other Resources

  • The Chicago chapter of Hostelling International ( offers temporary, short-term accommodations. Located in the Loop at 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago IL, 60605. Contact 312.360.0300 or
  • Neighborhoods surrounding IIT include Bronzeville, Bridgeport and South Loop. Corresponding ZIP codes are 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60609, 60616, and 60653.
  • Chicago Tribune ( - Hover over “Real Estate”, select “Apartments & Condos”.
  • Chicago Reader ( - Click on “Rentals” on the right side of the home page.
  • Bridgeport News ( - Neighborhood newspaper includes listings in Bridgeport. Scroll down to the ‘For Rent’ section of the classifieds.
  • Craigslist ( - An excellent resource for housing in the Chicagoland area.