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Transfer Applications

Transfer students are those who are currently attending a college or university, or who have attended a college or university after finishing high school. We consider all students who fit either of these criteria to be transfer students, regardless of the amount of college credit completed.

  • Students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours will have to submit their high school transcripts and test scores, despite being classified as a transfer student.
  • Students currently in high school and taking classes at a college or university are generally not considered transfer students and should apply as first-year/freshmen applicants.
  • If you are planning to transfer from a two-year college in the Chicago area, please refer to our transfer credit guidelines. The link below provides a guide for selecting courses from partner institutions for the major of interest.

Application — Free to Apply

Common Application

Apply online using the Common Application

Please note: The Common Application cannot be completed on a mobile device.

Please mail supporting documents to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616

Application Requirements and Steps

  1. Application for Admission
    Submit your completed application online. Please complete the Personal Essay (addresses your reasons for transfer and objectives you hope to achieve).
  2. Academic Evaluator/Letter of Recommendation
    Common Application allows you to input a recommender name and email address and have them submit this directly to the IIT Office of Undergraduate Admission. If you are currently enrolled in school, please assign a professor or academic counselor/advisor. If you have been out of school for a length of time, you may substitute an employer as your evaluator. We require one letter of recommendation but up to three maybe submitted.
  3. Official School Transcripts
    Common Application allows you to input the name and email of the Registrar’s Office at your institution. A registrar is an official in an academic institution who handles student records.  This form should be completed by your college/university registrar or appropriate dean/college official who can verify your enrollment and academic standing. Have the registrar from all colleges/universities send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. We require transcripts from all colleges attended, regardless of financial or academic standing, length of attendance, or length of time since attendance. The Registrar Report in the Additional Forms section of Common Application can be used if you need to submit transcripts from more than one college.
  4. Test Scores
    If you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college work earned after high school/secondary school graduation, you must submit:
    • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
    • ACT or SAT I scores
    Have official SAT I or ACT scores sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. IIT's SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040.
  5. If you are interested in any of our dual admission programs, please click here. Information about our special programs can be found here.

Admission Requirements

Transfer students are admitted for both the fall and spring semesters. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. You should complete your application as soon as possible. Applications for the fall semester should be completed by August 1; applications for spring semester should be completed by December 1.

Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college most recently attended to be considered for admission to IIT. Students must also be in good financial standing at all previously attended colleges/universities.

Transfer admission is based on a cumulative grade point average (GPA) and individual grades in all classes that apply to the major you wish to study at IIT. It is highly recommended that you have completed 30 credit hours, have taken physics and/or calculus, and that you are in good standing academically and financially.

Application Deadlines

Transfer to College of Architecture — Portfolio Review Requirement

Finances and Scholarships

Financial aid for new transfer students is processed by the Office of Financial Aid. IIT offers both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships.

All domestic transfer students are reviewed for Transfer Tuition Scholarships (starting at $10,000). In addition, students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (up to $5,000 per year) upon proof of PTK membership at the time applications are reviewed. A student needs to be a PTK member for at least one semester prior to applying to Illinois Tech.

To be considered for financial aid at IIT, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or renewal FAFSA. Designate "IIT" on the FAFSA with our Title IV code, 001691, so we will receive your electronic Student Aid Report (SAR).