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Application Fee
How to Upload Documents
Transcripts
Professional Statement
Resume (business applicants only) 
Letter of Recommendation

Application

Always check your email with important, detailed application status updates or in your online Application Portal.

When you being the application process in the online Application Portal, you will provide all information and documents at one time before submission (excluding test scores or letters of recommendation submitted via electronic invitation). You can monitor your application status in the Application Portal and with the App Tracker. You will receive detailed emails if we are missing any application documents or information as well as emails updating you on your overall application status. Be sure emails from grad.admission@iit.edu do not go into your spam folder.

Application Fee (non-refundable)

The application fee can only be paid by credit card. We do not accept PayPal nor payments sent by mail. The fee for graduate students is $75 ​except the Institute of Design, Kent College of Law, and the Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Current Illinois Tech students or alumni are eligible for application fee waivers; be sure to indicate Illinois Tech in the enrollment history section of your application if you are currently attending or have previously attended Illinois Tech to receive the waiver. Be sure to follow the instructions in the application once you indicate Illinois Tech as a school to ensure the application fee is applied properly.

How to Upload Documents

Please do not submit your official documents via post; all documents need to be uploaded electronically. Be sure all documents are in PDF format. If there are multiple pages of one document, merge all pages into one PDF file.

Instructions below for submission

  • Scan a copy of your official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution’s Registrar. Do NOT upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript. Please note attested copies are not acceptable and will delay processing time. You must include an official English translation if your official transcripts are not issued in English.

  • Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, and the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back (if there is information on the back) of your documents: we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your documents concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc.

  • All files MUST be in PDF format.

  • If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

Transcripts

  • During the application, you must indicate all institutions attended, regardless if a degree was earned or not, even if you received transfer credit from your next institution.

  • Scan a copy of your official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution’s Registrar. Do NOT upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript (except for current Illinois Tech students). Please note attested copies are not acceptable and will delay processing time.

  • If you receive transcripts or mark sheets from the school, we allow you to break the seal of the envelope to then scan and upload your documents. Domestic applicants may have a stamp on their transcripts that say “Issued to Student.”

  • Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, and the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back (if there is information on the back) of your documents: we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your documents concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc.

  • If the degree is completed, you MUST upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.

  • All files MUST be in PDF format.

Transcripts From Institutions Within the United States

Official student copy transcript, paper or electronic, issued by the Registrar must be uploaded through the the online Application Portal.

We do not accept web-based copies, degree audit reports, or student generated transcripts.

CURRENT OR FORMER ILLINOIS TECH STUDENTS

If you are a current or former Illinois Tech student, you may upload unofficial Illinois Tech transcripts which you may access in your myIIT portal.

Professional Statement

Your professional statement should be written in essay format and should include discussion of your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your academic background, your research interests (if applicable), relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date, and your career goals. A typical statement is between 500-2000 words in length.

Your professional statement is a required application document to be submitted and it cannot be revised or resubmitted after you submit the application.

Resume

Only applicants to the Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business must submit a current resume as a required application document. No other departments or schools allow or require a resume as a supplemental application document.

Letters of Recommendation

Letter of recommendation requirements vary by department, but in most cases two letters or recommendation are required for Master's programs and three are required for Ph.D. programs. Contact Graduate Admission for individual department requirements.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted from individuals who are able to assess your academic and/or career achievements and potential. Recommenders may include professors or employers, but may not include family members or personal friends. Please ask your recommenders ahead of time if they are willing to write you a letter of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online Application Portal; you will input the recommendor’s name and email address, and they will receive an electronic invitation to their email and then type in their recommendation, not upload a document. You will not see this document as they will upload it themselves and it will go immediately into your application.