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Certificate and Non-Degree Applicants Checklist

Application
Application Fee
How to Upload Documents
Resume (business applicants only)
Transcripts
TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores (if required)

Application

Submit your online application.

When you being the application process in the online Application Portal, you will provide all information and documents at one time before submission (excluding test scores but letters of recommendation will be requested via electronic invitation in the application). You can monitor your application status in the Application Portal and with the App Tracker. You will receive detailed emails if we are missing any application documents or information as well as emails updating you on your overall application status. Be sure emails from gradstu@iit.edu do not go into your spam folder.

Application Fee (non-refundable)

The application fee for graduate programs at Illinois Tech is $60. Please note that the application fee for Stuart School of Business is $75. The application fee may be paid (a) by credit card or Paypal account when prompted at the end of the online application process, (b) by credit card through the IIT Student Accounting Office payment website, or (c) by check or money order made payable to Illinois Institute of Technology and mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions. For the most expedient processing, we recommend option (a). If you choose to pay by check or money order, please specify the fee amount in U.S. dollars (USD). Other currencies cannot be accepted.

The application fee is waived for applicants who have been enrolled at Illinois Tech in the past or who attend an IIT graduate open house event within a year of applying. Illinois Tech alums, please visit the MyIIT Portal to access a waiver code to have the application fee waived. The code is on the "Academics" tab in the "Graduate Admission - Student" channel. If you graduated from Illinois Tech before spring 2009, or if you don't have an active IIT email, please see the "Transcripts" section below for instructions on how to request an Illinois Tech email and portal account.

How to Upload Documents

Please do not submit your official documents via post; all documents need to be uploaded electronically.  Be sure all documents are in PDF format. If there are multiple pages of one document, merge all pages into one PDF file.

  • Scan a copy of your official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution’s Registrar. Do NOT upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript. Please note attested copies are not acceptable and will delay processing time. You must include an official English translation if your official transcripts are not issued in English.

  • Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, and the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back (if there is information on the back) of your documents: we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your documents concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc.

  • All files MUST be in PDF format.

  • If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate through the online Application Portal along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets

Resume

Only applicants to the Stuart School of Business must submit a current resume as a required application document. No other departments or schools allow or require a resume as a supplemental application document.

Transcripts

  • During the application, you must indicate all institutions attended, regardless if a degree was earned or not, even if you received transfer credit from your next institution.  

  • Scan a copy of your official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution’s Registrar. Do NOT upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript (except for current Illinois Tech students). Please note attested copies are not acceptable and will delay processing time. You must include an official English translation if your official transcripts are not issued in English.

  • If you receive transcripts or mark sheets from the school, we allow you to break the seal of the envelope to then scan and upload your documents. Domestic applicants may have a stamp on their transcripts that say “Issued to Student.”

  • Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, and the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back (if there is information on the back) of your documents: we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your documents concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc.

  • If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate through the online Application Portal along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

All files MUST be in PDF format.

Country-Specific Guidelines for Transcript or Mark Sheet Upload Requirements

United States
China
India
Iran
Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone
Other

Transcripts From Institutions Within the United States

Official student copy transcript, paper or electronic, issued by the Registrar must be uploaded through the online Application Portal.  We do not accept web-based copies, degree audit reports, or student generated transcripts.

Current or former IIT students

If you are a current or former Illinois Tech student, you may upload unofficial Illinois Tech transcripts which you may access in your myIIT portal.

Transcripts From Institutions in China

You must present the original academic transcripts, and graduation and degree certificates with the stamp or seal of the university on each page. Transcripts must be submitted in the original language and in English. Translations must come from the institution or from a professional translation service.

If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets in both languages through the online Application Portal.

Individual Mark Sheets From Institutions in India

You must upload your original individual mark sheets from each institution from which you have earned or will earn a degree through the online Application Portal.


If you have received a three-year degree, or are part of a sandwich program, you must upload any and all mark sheets from your prediploma courses or masters; three-year degrees, starting in Fall 2015, are now accepted for master’s programs in certain schools within Illinois Tech; please review our policy on acceptable three-year degrees to see if your institution and/or degree qualify you to apply. Postgraduate diplomas or professional programs completed after a three-year bachelor's degree are also considered insufficient for admission purposes. A master’s degree, or AIU-deemed master’s equivalent diploma, in addition to the three-year bachelor’s programs, are the minimum requirement for access to Illinois Tech graduate programs.

All mark sheets must contain all marks for all attempts at each examination. Any failures MUST be shown; consolidated transcripts cannot be accepted. If the statements of marks include abbreviated paper titles, or numbered papers without titles, please provide complete course titles. Please note we require a minimum of the first six semesters for admission consideration.

NOTE: Exceptions for consolidated transcripts are for any Indian Institute of Technology institution. You must upload your original consolidated transcripts through the online Application Portal.

Transcripts From Institutions in Iran

You must upload your original individual mark sheets or transcripts from all institutions attended and must contain all marks for each attempt at each examination. Any failures MUST be shown; consolidated transcripts cannot be accepted. If the statements of marks include abbreviated paper titles, or numbered papers without titles, please provide complete course titles.

If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate through the online Application Portal.

Transcripts From Institutions in Pakistan

You must upload your original individual mark sheets or transcripts from all institutions attended and must contain all marks for each attempt at each examination. Any failures MUST be shown; consolidated transcripts cannot be accepted. If the statements of marks include abbreviated paper titles, or numbered papers without titles, please provide complete course titles.

If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate through the online Application Portal.

Transcripts From Institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone

Official, original transcripts issued by your institution must be uploaded.

If you have completed your degree and have graduated, all graduation certificates or diplomas issued by the institutions attended MUST also be uploaded along with your transcripts through the online Application Portal. If your transcripts (and/or certificates) are issued in the original language (non-English), please include a professional English translation of all documents and upload it in one file.

NOTE: For English translation services we recommend consulting http://www.atanet.org

Transcripts From Institutions in All Other Countries

Official, original transcripts issued by your institution must be uploaded.

If you have completed your degree and have graduated, all graduation certificates or diplomas issued by the institutions attended MUST also be uploaded along with your transcripts through the online Application Portal. If your transcripts (and/or certificates) are issued in the original language (non-English), please include a professional English translation of all documents and upload it in one file.

NOTE: For English translation services we recommend consulting http://www.atanet.org

Please note that professional evaluations are required for credentials from the following countries (students from IIT partner schools are exempt from this requirement:
Afghanistan, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, French West Africa, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Yemen.

Illinois Institute of Technology reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission if any discrepancies are found between your uploaded and official transcript(s).

All Applicants Please Note

If your prior institution does not issue transcripts in English, both the original and a professional English translation are required. We recommend an ATA translator (http://www.atanet.org/). If your prior institution does not use the 4.0 scale grading system, your admission specialist  in the Office of Graduate Admission will evaluate your grades with respect to that system upon review of your transcripts. In the case we are unable to evaluate and interpret credentials applicants will be required to have their documents professionally evaluated. Applicants must use Educational PerspectivesEducational Credential Evaluators, or One Earth International Credential Evaluations. Professional evaluations along with official, original documents should be uploaded with the application. If you are admitted you will be required to have the official evaluation submitted to IIT by the issuing service.

If you encounter issues with uploading your transcripts in your online application please contact your specialist.

TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores (if Required)

Any applicant whose undergraduate degree was earned at an institution where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Pearson Test of English (PTE), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Read complete English proficiency requirements.

We require official TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores sent directly to IIT by the testing service. Please request that your scores be set to institution code 1318; no department code is required.

NOTE: any difference between an applicant's name in the score report and in the application to Illinois Tech will delay or prevent Illinois Tech from properly obtaining scores. Be sure that the name you give the testing service matches exactly the name you provided on your application to Illinois Tech.