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Certificate and Non-Degree Applicants Checklist

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Application

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Application Fee

For new Fall 2014 applicants the application fee is not required, and you will not be asked to submit this fee upon application submission. For future terms the application fee for graduate programs in IIT 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 IIT in the past or who attend an IIT graduate open house event within a year of applying. IIT 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 IIT 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 IIT email and portal account.

Resume

Applicants to IIT Stuart programs must submit a current resume via the Applicant Portal.

Transcripts

Uploading transcripts or individual mark sheets

Prior to submitting your application, you will be required to upload one copy of your scanned transcript or individual mark sheets from each institution that you attended regardless if a degree was earned or not.

Please do not mail your official transcripts to us unless you have received an offer of admission from Illinois Institute of Technology. Please note that nonlegible scans will not be accepted. Make sure your scanned documents are legible before uploading, as nonlegible documents will result in processing delays.

The process for uploading documents

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All files MUST be in PDF format.
  4. If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate through the Applicant Portal along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

For complete document upload instructions please visit the document upload instructions page.

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 Applicant Portal.

Current or former IIT students

If you have transcripts from IIT please visit the MyIIT portal to obtain a copy of your transcripts. Once you've logged in using your MyIIT username and password proceed to the "Academics" tab and then the "Banner Student Self Service" channel. Click "Student Records" and on the following screen "View Unofficial Transcript." Choose your transcript level and transcript type and click "Submit." Your IIT transcript should appear. To obtain a PDF of your transcript you may either take a screen shot of the transcript and save it as a PDF or print out the transcript and scan it to create a PDF. Finally, before uploading your PDF please review it to make sure that all the course and grade information is visible.

If you graduated from IIT before spring 2009 and do not have an active myIIT email and portal account, please visit http://www.iit.edu/alumni/updates/infoupdate/new_email.php to request an email and portal account.

If you graduated from IIT in or after spring 2009 you have an IIT email and portal account. If your portal account is inactive (you must log in to the portal once every six months to keep it active) please contact Office of Technology Services (OTS) at supportdesk@iit.edu or 312.567.desk.

Once you have logged successfully into the portal follow the directions above to obtain a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

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 through the Applicant Portal along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

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 Applicant 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. 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.

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

NOTE: Exceptions for consolidated transcripts are for any IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) institution. You must upload your original consolidated transcripts through the Applicant Portal.

Transcripts From Institutions in Iran

Original, official transcripts and degree certificates in Farsi, stamped and signed by the issuing institution and accompanied by word-for-word English translations, must be uploaded through the Applicant Portal. If your original transcripts are issued by the institution in English a corresponding Farsi version is not required.

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

NOTE: Translations must be made by a professional translator but may be stamped by the Ministry of Education. For English translation services we recommend consulting http://www.atanet.org.

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 through the Applicant Portal. 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 Applicant Portal along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

Transcripts From Institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone

Official, original transcripts issued by your institution must be uploaded through the Applicant Portal.

All graduation certificates or diplomas issued in the original language or English by the institutions attended must also be uploaded through the Applicant Portal along with your transcripts. If in the original language (non-English) please include a professional English translation.

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

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 through the Applicant Portal. If in the original language (non-English) please include a professional English translation.

All graduation certificates or diplomas issued in original language or English by the institutions attended must be uploaded through the Applicant Portal along with your transcripts. If in original language please include a professional English translation.

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

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

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).

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

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 World Education ServicesEducational 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 IIT will delay or prevent IIT from properly obtaining scores. Be sure that the name you give the testing service matches exactly the name you provided on your application to IIT.