First Year Applicants (Domestic)

First-year students are those that are currently enrolled in high school, or have completed high school and have not attended a college or university outside of their high school experience. Sometimes, these students are also referred to as “freshmen,” regardless of their class standing upon entering the university. In general, students who take college courses during high school but are considered students at their high school fall into this category.

Domestic students are those that are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. This includes those U.S. nationals living overseas in military or diplomatic zones.


Deadline Notification Process
Rolling Admission August 1, 2015 (Domestic, including International students living in the U.S.) Decisions are made within two weeks of receiving completed application materials.

Application — Free to Apply

Common Application


Please mail supporting documents to:

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

Application Requirements and Steps

  1. Application for Admission
    Submit your complete application online or by paper. Illinois Tech accepts the Common Application and paper application, and considers both equally but greatly prefer online submissions. After you have written your essay, send it along with any supplemental information.
  2. Counselor/Teacher Evaluation or Letter of Recommendation
    Give the forms found in the application to a counselor and/or teacher who knows you well and can write about your strengths as a student. One letter is required but up to three are accepted. This form and letter can be submitted electronically by the teacher through the Common Application. Teacher Evaluation Form (PDF)
  3. Secondary School Transcripts
    Ask your high school counselor to submit your official secondary school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. School Report Form (PDF)
  4. Test Scores
    Have official SAT I or ACT scores sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Illinois Tech’s SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040.
  5. If you are interested in any of our special programs, please click here. If you are interested in any of our dual-admission programs, please click here.

 To visit the main website, click here.


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