High School Requirements
Illinois Tech is looking for students of high academic caliber with strong community ties and a hard work ethic. In the application, we evaluate not only your academic standing, but also your extracurricular, social, and community-based activities and leadership, as well as plans for your career path – whether it is a specific answer or not.
Students engaged in a college preparatory or general education curriculum generally make good candidates for Illinois Tech. Specifically, we recommend the following high school courses be completed:
- 4 years of English
- 4 years of Mathematics
- 3 years of Science
Transfer students are admitted for both the fall and spring semesters. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. You should complete your application as soon as possible. Applications for the fall semester should be completed by August 1; applications for spring semester should be completed by November 15.
Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college most recently attended to be considered for admission to Illinois Tech. Students currently on academic probation, or who have been dismissed for academic or other reasons, will not be considered for transfer admission. 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 Illinois Tech. It is highly recommended that you have completed 30 credit hours, have taken physics and/or calculus, and that you are in good standing academically and financially.