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Application 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.
Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Applications Open July 1, 2019 September 1, 2019 September 1, 2019
Priority Deadline* October 1, 2019 January 31, 2020 January 31, 2020
Application Deadline*** November 15, 2019 March 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
Last day to submit financial support form December 1, 2019 April 1, 2020 July 1, 2020
Intent to Enroll January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Deposit January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Orientation Orientation Information
Classes Begin Academic Calendar
Late Arrival (by Request Only) January 17, 2020 May 22, 2019 August 21, 2020

International students currently studying in the United States, including at Illinois Tech, wishing to submit an application beyond the international student deadlines posted above must contact the Graduate Admissions Office for assistance ( is only available for students currently studying in the United States, and must be done prior to the domestic applicant deadlines above.

*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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