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How do I apply?

Apply for graduate admission by completing the online application in the Application Portal.

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Do you have online programs?

Yes. Visit the IIT Online website for online learning information.

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Do all of my supporting documents and test scores need to be submitted by the deadline?

Yes. All application materials must be received by the admission deadline, otherwise there is no guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for entry into the applicable semester. The only exception is the financial documents required from international students, which may be submitted after an applicant receives an offer of admission; although highly encouraged, international students do have the option of uploading their passport.

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How do I change my name or address once I've submitted my application?

Please notify our office for any needed address changes via the "App Tracker" where it says "Update Mailing Address."  For name changes (and your name must match your passport) notify us by the form below. However, once you are admitted, a $30 fee is charged for any changes made to your name and address if we need to re-ship your admission documents.

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I'm a current student or alumni of IIT. Do I need to pay the application fee?

No, you do not have to pay the application fee; you must indicate IIT in the enrollment history section of your application if you are currently attending or have previously attended IIT to receive the waiver. Be sure to follow the instructions in the application once you indicate IIT as a school to ensure the application fee is applied properly.

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I'm a current student or alumni of IIT. How do I submit my IIT transcripts?

As long as you have listed IIT as an institution you have attended in your initial application, we will accept unofficial IIT transcripts that you can obtain in the myIIT portal or you may request official transcripts.

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I uploaded my documents in the Applicantion Portal. Do I still need to mail them?

No, you do not need to mail hard copies of your application documents.  If you do, you will not receive these documents back.

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I want to change the term for which I applied or was accepted. How do I do this?

To defer your application to another term, you may request a deferral in your "App Tracker."

Supporting Documents -- What supporting documents are required for my application?

Supporting document requirements are detailed on the Application Checklist webpage.

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Supporting Documents -- How do I submit my documents?

You must upload all required documents in the application but you can submit non-required documents in your App Tracker. If the documents you uploaded in the application are not accepted, you will be able to re-upload proper documents in your personal App Tracker once our staff has reviewed your documents.

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What is the application fee?

The application fee is $75.00 for all programs except the Institute of Design, Kent College of Law, and the Intensive English Language Program (IEP).

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When are admissions decisions made?

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Once your application is complete in the IIT system, it normally takes 3-5 weeks for an official decision to be made.

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Where can I find information about programs at Illinois Institute of Technology?

Complete lists of available programs are available on each school’s website:

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I am having trouble uploading my documents; what should I do?

  1. Make sure all of your files are in PDF format.
  2. All files should be scanned in black and white to keep them smaller and easier to upload.
  3. Should the processing time last more than 3 minutes, cancel the upload and refresh the portal page. If the documents have not successfully uploaded, try to upload them again.
  4. Secure PDFs will not upload to the portal. You will have to take a screenshot of the document, or print out the document and rescan it.

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I've paid my application fee more than once in error. What should I do?

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission using this form

I mailed my documents. Did you receive them?

We prefer that all documents to be submitted electronically. Any documents sent by mail will face a processing delay. Once mailed documents have been processed and applied to the application, they will appear as submitted in the Application Portal.

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Do I need to upload documents for each application?

Yes. For each application you are required to submit all documents.

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How do I withdraw my application?

You can withdraw your application by notifying an Admission Specialist using this form

I requested that ETS send my scores to IIT. However, my status shows that you still have not received them. What should I do?

You may check in your "App Tracker" if test scores have been received as well as to confirm what documents or test score(s) may still be required of you. If it has been over 3 weeks since your test date or date of sending your scores to IIT, please send us a copy of your PDF score report that shows your scores, contact information, and IIT as an institution to which you sent your scores to grad.admission@iit.edu.

I'm applying to the Stuart School of Business, do I take both the GRE and GMAT?

No, you are required to take just one.

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If I have previously applied to IIT or have multiple applications, do I have to pay the application fee for each one?

Yes. For each application you are required to submit all documents and pay the application fee. If you are a current IIT student or have graduated from IIT with a degree you will not be required to pay by following these instructions.​

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Does IIT require English courses?

See the English Proficiency Policy for details.

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How do I apply as a co-terminal applicant?

See the co-terminal application information here.

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How do I apply as a transfer student?

On the first page of the application, select your Student Type as Transfer.

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Will you accept transfer credits?

You must contact the academic department for information.

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How do I apply for funding?

We do not have a separate application for funding consideration. Departments will make offers usually at time of decision based on your academic credentials and research interest.

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How do I apply for federal financial aid?

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for information on how to apply.

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I would like to submit extra credentials for my application. Can I do that?

We only accept and review credentials and documents that are required for your application. For more information on those requirements, please review the application checklist.

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How do I know if I can or should apply for the summer term?

Summer course offerings are limited. It is best to check with the academic department for more information regarding availability.

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My application was denied, can I re-apply?

If your application was denied because of low test scores, your letter will indicate if you are able to re-apply. If not, you may be considered for a future term if there has been significant academic improvement or if you have taken additional coursework.

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My recommender received the link to complete my letter of recommendation but the link is not working. What should I do?

If your professor is experiencing an error, they may email their letter of recommendation to you, should they feel comfortable doing so, and you may send it to your specialist or as an attachment in the form below. Please note: all letters of recommendation are optional for almost all programs with exception of Ph.D. programs (and some master's programs).

If they do not wish to provide you the letter, please complete this form and we will look into this further.

I'm trying to complete my application but I don't see my program in the list.

Be sure you have selected the right degree level or degree type. If a program is not offered at a certain level, online, or in a certain term, you will not be able to select that program. For example, some programs may not have spring intake while some do not offer online options.

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What is the difference between a Master of Science (M.S.) and a professional master's degree?

The difference between the Master of Science (M.S.) and professional master's degrees (which also includes the Master of Engineering) is that the Master of Science has a research and thesis component at the end of the degree program, while the professional master's does not. The coursework, faculty, and quality of the two degrees are the same. Students who plan to later pursue a Ph.D. often take the M.S. track, while those who are working to advance their careers (without necessarily intending to pursue a Ph.D.) often pursue a professional master's degree.

If you have further questions about the difference between these degree types or the course of study for each in your particular department, please visit your academic department's website or contact the department directly.