Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology!
Please review the following checklist of items all newly admitted domestic students must complete prior to the start of the academic term. We are here to help you with your preparations in any way we can. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Submit your Intent to Enroll and pay your admission deposit
Access your MyIIT Portal
Learn about student health insurance and immunization requirements
Learn about housing
Register for Orientation (SOAR)
Academic Advising and Registration
Course Descriptions and Schedule
Student Identification Cards and Parking Permits
We hope you will join the IIT campus and community!
A deposit is required for all students. In addition to completing the Intent to Enroll form, Stuart students must pay the $500 and every other program is $300 non-refundable tuition deposit; you pay the deposit by logging into the myIIT portal. Please remember this is not an additional fee. It is a down payment that will go towards your first semester tuition bill.
Why do we have a deposit? A deposit lets your academic department plan accordingly to give you the best academic experience possible. Not only does it show your commitment to the university, but it allows the faculty to work more closely with you in preparation for classes.
Your admission to IIT was contingent on your completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
Upon enrollment at IIT, you must present, either electronically or physically:
- all original, final transcript(s) and/or individual mark sheets from your bachelor's institution
- all diploma(s) and/or degree(s) with an official English translation, if necessary.
You have two options for submitting these documents; please select only one option:
- Upload these document via your App Tracker in the final documents section (Spring 2016 and later admits) in the "Final Transcripts Required" section.
You may bring physical copies of your documents to the IIT One Stop, where they will scan and retain an electronic version of these documents for evaluation, in the MTCC.
You will retain a "Final Docs" hold on your student account until these documents are submitted. This hold will not prevent your class registration, but will restrict your ability to obtain your IIT Transcripts.
Final documents should be submitted as soon as they are available to you, but must be submitted before you apply for graduation. Failure to provide the required documents will result in a hold of your IIT graduation diploma, your academic transcripts, and possible further action by Graduate Academic Affairs.
Access your MyIIT Portal
New IIT students receive a unique identifier (UID) that is also your IIT email username and login for IIT's networking and computing services. Your university-designated student email account will be the official means of communication between you and the university, and will be used to notify you of your financial aid award if you apply for federal financial aid. You will receive instructions via email for locating your UID and logging in to the myIIT student portal. Learn more here.
U.S. students have the option to submit proof of equivalent insurance in lieu of IIT student health insurance. All full-time students and occupants of IIT residence halls are required to purchase IIT's student health insurance policy. Eligible students who wish to be considered for an insurance waiver must fill out the Student Health Insurance Waiver form. Part-time students, spouses of students, and/or minor children can purchase insurance, if desired. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at email@example.com or 312.567.7550.
Students are required to submit proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases to the Student Health and Wellness Center. Individuals who are not properly immunized or who do not have proof of immunization may receive the required immunizations at the Student Health Center for a nominal fee. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.7550.
As a graduate student, you have the opportunity and flexibility to live either on or off campus.
Living on campus is a great way to find support for the many challenges associated with being a busy graduate student; and residence halls provide purposefully structured environments for social and academic success. Residence and Greek Life accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis, from part-time and full-time graduate students, including visiting and exchange students.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact Residence and Greek Life as early as possible to reserve or inquire about on-campus housing. For complete information about deadlines, on-campus, off-campus, and temporary housing options, please visit Residence and Greek Life or contact the office directly at email@example.com or 312.567.5075.
Complete information about orientation activities will be posted on the Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR)website near the beginning of the semester. Questions about orientation should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All graduate students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor prior to registration. Some academic departments require advising before students are permitted to register, so be sure to check with your department before getting started. Your assigned academic advisor, whose name appears at the bottom of your official admission letter, can give you the unique "Alternate PIN" number you will need in order to register through the myIIT student portal.
For additional assistance with registration, visit the Registrar's Office website or contact your academic department.
The Graduate Bulletin, online at web.iit.edu/academic-affairs/graduate-bulletin, contains complete program and course descriptions. Course listings for upcoming semesters are posted on the course schedule search web page as they are finalized.
Tuition is due on the first day of classes each term. To learn more about tuition and fee rates, payment methods and payment plans, visit the Student Accounting Office website or contact that office directly at email@example.com or 312.567.3794.
The Access, Card, and Parking Services Office issues all university student identification cards and parking permits. All registered full- and part-time students who will be studying on campus should obtain a student identification card. Distance learning students who are interested in getting an IIT ID card should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about student identification cards, visit the HawkCard website or call 312.567.8968.
For information about parking on campus, visit the Parking Services website or call 312.567.8968.
To purchase books and supplies for your classes, visit the Illinois Institute of Technology bookstore website or visit the store on the main level of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at 3201 S. State Street. For more information, call 312.567.3120.
The Graduate Bulletin, online at www.iit.edu/graduate_college/bulletin, outlines important academic policies for graduate students.
- The Chicago chapter of Hostelling International (hichicago.org) offers temporary, short-term accommodations. Located in the Loop at 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago IL, 60605. Contact 312.360.0300 or email@example.com.
- Neighborhoods surrounding IIT include Bronzeville, Bridgeport and South Loop. Corresponding ZIP codes are 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60609, 60616, and 60653.
- Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com) - Hover over “Real Estate”, select “Apartments & Condos”.
- Chicago Reader (www.chicagoreader.com) - Click on “Rentals” on the right side of the home page.
- Bridgeport News (www.bridgeportnews.net/latest.pdf) - Neighborhood newspaper includes listings in Bridgeport. Scroll down to the ‘For Rent’ section of the classifieds.
- Craigslist (www.chicago.craigslist.org/hhh/) - An excellent resource for housing in the Chicagoland area.