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How do I apply?

Apply for graduate admission by completing the online application.

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How do I check the status of my application?

Please log into the Applicant Portal, select the application you are checking on and select "view details."

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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 changes at any time; 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. Locate the code for a waiver of the application fee by logging into the myIIT portal under the Graduate Admission-Student channel or by following these instructions.

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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 automatically upload your IIT transcript to your application. You will not need to obtain a copy to fulfill this requirement as we will handle it for you.

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

No.

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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, contact your admission specialist using this form.

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?

Upload all documentation to the Applicant Portal.
Instructions for uploading documentation.
YouTube video with step-by-step instructions.

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What is the application fee?

The application fee varies by college within IIT, ranging from $60-$75. 

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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 Applicant 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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I cannot login to the Applicant Portal. What should I do?

First, be sure you are using the correct login information. To login, use your Campus Wide ID, i.e. CWID or A# number. Your default password is your birth date in the format MMDD plus the last four numbers of your CWID. For example, a student with the CWID A123456789 and a birth date of February 24, 1985 would have a password of 02246789. Second, if you reach an error page, please follow the instructions in red about refreshing the error page. Please keep in mind that the Applicant Portal is only available for future terms and not for terms that are in progress or that have already passed.

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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?

Please log into the Applicant Portal and select the Test Scores tab. Please enter the requested information and we will attempt to locate your scores. If you have already submitted this information and we still do not have your scores, please complete this form and we will look into this further.

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?

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.

Please be sure you selected the correct application. After you submit and create an initial profile through the application, you have the option of selecting among several applications.  Read the description next to the application; if you submit the wrong one, your program will not be available to choose from drop-down list.   You may review the list of available programs and their appropriate college here.  If you don't know what application you chose, go back to your profile and you will see the title of the application you chose in a tab.

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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.