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International Applicants

Who is an International Student?

International students are those who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents, regardless of where they are currently living or attending school. This means that U.S. citizens living abroad or in military or diplomatic zones are not considered international students. Foreign nationals attending school in the United States are considered international students.

Conditional English Students

International applicants who are interested in attending IIT, and who meet academic and financial requirements but do not meet the minimum English proficiency test requirements, may be offered conditional admission. This allows students to increase English language proficiency through intense English-language programs before taking academic coursework at IIT.

Apply Seeking Conditional English Admission

International First-Year Students (Freshmen)

First-year applicants are currently enrolled in secondary school, or have completed secondary school and have not attended an institute of higher education outside of their secondary school experience. This includes students who have taken A-levels or studied in an AP or IB curriculum, as long as they have not completed university coursework. Sometimes, these students are also referred to as "freshmen," regardless of their class standing upon entering the university.

Apply as an International First-Year (Freshman) Student

International Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who are currently attending a university or have attended another institute of higher education after finishing secondary school. All students who fit either of these criteria are classified as transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed. In general, students with fewer than 30 semester hours will have to submit their secondary school transcripts and test scores, despite being classified as a transfer student.

Apply as an International Transfer Student

International Visiting and Exchange Students

International Visiting and Exchange students who are currently attending a college or university and will be studying at IIT through an established exchange or partner program.

Apply as an International Visiting or Exchange Student

Illinois Tech Chicago Contacts

The following individuals will be your primary contacts throughout the admission process. We look forward to working with you from the start of your application until you enroll at IIT and will be able to answer any questions regarding admission, scholarship, housing, advising, etc.

If you have any general questions you'd like to send by email, you can reach us at

Amy Martin, Assistant Director of International Admissions
Territories: Europe and the Middle East; Visiting and Exchange Students

Shari Meggs, International Admissions Counselor
Territories: Caribbean, Central America, Asia (not including China)

Abbie Ray, International Admission Counselor
Territories: North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and China

Kelli Taylor, Senior Admission Assistant

Illinois Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616

Illinois Tech International Contacts

As part of our effort to reach students across the globe, we have many representatives that travel to various parts of the world. These are some of the people you may meet.

IIT France

IIT France website
Dr. Vanita Misquita
Director, Overseas Program
24 Place du General
Catroux 75017, Paris, France
Phone: 33-1-47-54-08-93

IIT China

IIT China website
Hua Qu
Director, IIT China Office
Suite 64721, Yayuan, Beijing Friendship Hotel
No.1 Zhongguancun South Avenue 100873
Beijing China
Phone: +86-10-88424791/ 88424793
Fax: +86-10-68945795
IIT China

IIT Korea

IIT Korea website
S.H. Noh
General Manager, IIT Seoul Office
Suite 515 Doosan We've Pavillion 58 Soosong-dong
Jongno-gu Seoul 110-858, Korea
Phone: (02)720-3130
Fax: (02)725-2429
IIT Korea

IIT India

D. Rajagopalan
Operations Director, IIT India Private Limited
#5, MSR Industrial Estate, M S Ramaiah Campus
Behind MSRIT Post Office, Mathikere
Bangalore 560054
Phone: 2360 8502
Phone/Fax: +91 80 2360 9510

Education USAFor help with the application process and information specific to your country, please contact your local Education USA advising center.