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Application Dates & Deadlines

Your completed application packet must be received by the appropriate deadline below for regular admission consideration. Applications completed after the deadline still will be processed normally, but we cannot guarantee a decision will be made in time for your desired entry term. Late applicants may be eligible to defer their application or admission to a subsequent term.

If a deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications completed by the following Monday will be considered to have met the deadline.

Applicants to Programs in Armour College of Engineering, College of Science, School of Applied Technology, and Stuart School of Business

  • Priority deadline is encouraged for students looking to secure their spots at Illinois Tech sooner rather than later.
  • For the fall term, applicants can expect decisions to be released starting by March 1 or earlier.
  • For the spring term, applicants can expect decisions to be released by October 1 or earlier.
DOMESTIC APPLICANTSSummer 2019**Fall 2019Spring 2020
Priority Deadline* January 31, 2019 January 31, 2019 October 1, 2019
Ph.D.*** May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 October 1, 2019
Professional Master's &
Master of Science (M.A.S./M.S.)
May 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 December 15, 2019
Certificate & Non-degree May 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 December 15, 2019
Intent to Enroll May 1, 2019 August 5, 2019 December 31, 2019
Deposit May 1, 2019 August 5, 2019 December 31, 2019
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*Every applicant who meets the deadline is automatically considered for graduate fellowships, scholarships, teaching and research assistantships awarded by individual academic departments. Departmental funding is awarded to a limited number of highly qualified, full-time students at the time of admission. If you receive a funding award, you will be notified of the award in your official admission letter.

**Not all programs admit new graduate students for the summer term. Please check with your academic department for more information.

***New Illinois Tech Stuart Ph.D. students are not eligible for GRE/GMAT waivers and are only admitted in the fall semester.

Applicants for all other Illinois Tech Graduate Programs

Chicago-Kent College of Law

College of Architecture

Lewis College of Human Sciences

Lewis College of Human Sciences - Psychology only deadlines

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