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Transfer Applicants (U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents)

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 currently in high school and taking classes at a college or university are not considered transfer students and should apply as first-year/freshman applicants. Domestic students are those who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. This includes U.S. nationals living overseas in military or diplomatic zones.

Transfer Credit Guidelines: If you are transferring from a two-year college in the Chicago area, you can refer to our transfer credit guidelines for selecting courses that will transfer to Illinois Tech from our partner institutions. We also offer unofficial evaluations before acceptance - just ask your admission counselor.

Once you are admitted, it is important to work with your advisor to plan the scheduling of your remaining Illinois Tech courses. Many courses have pre-requisite requirements and it may benefit you to take these early enough to match the schedule of your intended major. For examples, view the specific requirements for Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering.

For more information on the transfer process please visit our Transfer page.

Application Requirements and Steps — Free to Apply

Illinois Tech is looking for students of high academic caliber with strong community ties and work ethic. In the application, we evaluate your academic standing, extracurricular, community-based, and leadership involvement. We also like to hear why you think an education at Illinois Tech would help you pursue your academic and career goals and how you could contribute to the IIT community. Be specific. We want to hear your story!

STEP 1: Application for Admission

Apply online using the Common Application.

STEP 2: Official Transcripts

We require transcripts from all colleges attended, regardless of financial or academic standing, length of attendance, or length of time since attendance. If you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college work earned after high school/secondary school graduation, you may be required to submit your high school/secondary school transcript.

Please have your official transcripts sent through your school's electronic transcript service to If this service is not available, please mail your sealed official transcripts to:

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

STEP 3: Test Scores

If you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college work earned after high school/secondary school graduation, you may be required to submit official SAT or ACT scores. IIT's SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040.

Please mail all additional supporting documents to:

Illinois Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
10 West 33rd Street
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60616

Click here for information about the dual admission programs, or for our special programs.

Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college most recently attended to be considered for admission to IIT. A minimum grade point average of a 3.0/4.0 scale is considered for admission, along with review of the entire application, including essay(s) and letter(s) of recommendation. 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.

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 $12,500). 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).