Graduate Admission < Illinois Institute of Technology (2023)

Application for Admission

The online application form and additional information for degree, certificate, and non-degree admission are found atadmissions.iit.edu/graduate.

All documents submitted in support of an application must be original documents, or copies of original documents provided by the issuing university. Documents provided as part of the online application may not be duplicated, transferred, forwarded, or returned once they have been submitted. A non-refundable application fee is also required. Applications, fees, instructions, and additional information are found atadmissions.iit.edu/graduate. Any current or former Illinois Tech student is not required to submit an application fee.

Students may defer their admission for up to one academic year from their originally admitted term. Students must contact the Office of Graduate Admission and request to defer their admission.Students wishing to register more than one year after the initial application must apply as a new student and resubmit all documents and fees.

Students applying to the Stuart School of Business, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design, Department of Psychology, or College of Architecture should visit their respective websites for information on deadlines and additional requirements:

  • For additional information on Stuart School of Business graduate programs, visitstuart.iit.eduor call 312.906.6500.
  • For additional information onChicago-Kent College of Law graduate programs, visitkentlaw.iit.eduor call 312.906.5020.
  • For additional information on Institute of Design graduate programs, visitid.iit.edu or call 312.595.4900.
  • For additional information on Psychology graduate programs, visit iit.edu/psychologyor call 312.567.3020.
  • For additional information onCollege of Architecture graduate programs, visitarch.iit.eduor call 312.567.3260.

Degree-Seeking Versus Non-Degree Status

A degree-seeking student holds an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, has applied for admission to a degree-granting program (master or doctoral level), has been admitted by an academic unit in a specific degree program, and has received a formal letter of admission. Degree-seeking students are required to register every semester, except summer, unless they are granted an official leave of absence from the Office of Graduate Academic Affairs (see theLeaves and Withdrawals sectionof this bulletin for more information).

A non-degree student holds an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, has applied for admission to a non-degree-granting program, and has been admitted by a specific academic unit. Non-degree students generally wish to improve their professional or personal skills without being required to fulfill degree requirements, are uncertain about their prospective field of study, or possess credentials that do not meet the minimum requirements for degree-granting programs. Non-degree students are not classified as degree-seeking students, and are not awarded a degree unless they reapply for degree-seeking status (see below for procedures on becoming a degree-seeking student).

Admission as a Degree-Seeking Student

To apply for degree-seeking admission, prospective students should submit an online application, including all required documents, required test scores, and the application fee, prior to the published deadlines. Applications received after the final deadline may be deferred for consideration to the next admitting term. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible non-citizens and residents, and international students must submit the following:

  1. Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts, for all post-secondary coursework
  2. Professional statement
  3. Required test scores
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Resume (Stuart School of Business and Clinical Psychology applicants only)
  6. Application fee

International applicants must also submit the following (see Additional International Applicant Requirements for more information):

  1. English proficiency test scores
  2. Financial affidavit of support
  3. Passport identity page
  4. SEVIS transfer form (only for students with active SEVIS IDs in the United States)

The required minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA for degree-seeking admission is 3.0/4.0. Students with a 2.5/4.0 GPA may be admitted as non-degree students with a probationary status (seeAdmission as a Non-Degree Student.) Official documents issued by the relevant university, or copies of official documents issued by the relevant university, must be provided for any attempted or completed post-secondary coursework. These documents should include any failed, reattempted, or repeated courses.

Professional statements require applicants to respond to specific questions in length and detail about an applicant's academic or professional experience plans after graduation, and/or interest in research projects conducted by Illinois Tech faculty.

All applicants are required to submit official exam scores as required by their program of interest. For programs accepting the GRE general exam, a minimum composite score of 292 (quantitative + verbal) and 2.5 (analytical writing) is required for professional master's and master of science applicants. Doctoral minimum GRE composite score requirements are 298 (quantitative + verbal) and 3.0 (analytical writing). Individual departments, colleges, and institutes may require higher scores. Students should see the specific admissions requirements listed for each academic unit in the relevant sections of this bulletin. GRE scores may be no more than five years old and should be reported to Illinois Tech using code 1318.The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants to professional master's programs with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Professional master's and master of science are test-optional for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 semesters. See website for updatesadmissions.iit.edu/graduate.

Applicants to Chicago-Kent College of Law must submit LSAT scores as required. Stuart School of Business applicants must submit GMAT or GRE as required. Prospective students can obtain more information about admission requirements for Chicago-Kent College of Law atkentlaw.iit.eduand for Stuart School of Business atstuart.iit.edu.

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Letters of recommendation are required for doctoral applicants, and strongly encouraged for master of science and professional master's applicants. Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources who are able to assess applicants' skills and preparedness of graduate study. Recommendations from personal friends or family members are not accepted.

Resumes are only accepted for applicants to Stuart School of Business graduate programs, and the Ph.D. in Psychology, specialization in Clinical Psychology program. Resumes are not accepted for applicants to other programs or study.

Meeting the minimum required test scores and GPA does not guarantee admission. Specific requirements and factors considered by academic units in admission decisions for specific degree programs are outlined in the relevant sections of this bulletin. Admitted students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses which may not count towards the degree.

Admission as a Certificate Student

To apply for certificate program admission, prospective students should submit an online application, including all required documents and the application fee, prior to the published deadlines. Applications received after the final deadline may be deferred for consideration to the next admitting term. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible non-citizens and residents, and international students must submit the following:

  1. Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts
  2. Application fee

The required minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA for certificate admission is 2.5/4.0.Official documents issued by the relevant university, or copies of official documents issued by the relevant university, must be provided for any attempted or completed post-secondary coursework. These documents should include any failed, reattempted, or repeated courses. For more information about certificate program eligibility, refer to the Certificate Conferral section of this bulletin.

Certificate students who reapply to a degree-granting program may apply only approved certificate coursework with at least a "B" average to the degree.Students should also refer to the section onTransfer Credit.

Meeting the minimum required GPA does not guarantee admission. Specific requirements and factors considered by academic units in admission decisions for specific degree programs are outlined in the relevant sections of this bulletin. Admitted students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses which may not count towards the degree. Certificate students are permitted to enroll in as many credit hours as are necessary to complete the certificate.

Admission as a Non-Degree Student

To apply for non-degree admission, prospective students should submit an online application, including all required documents and the application fee, prior to the published deadlines. Applications received after the final deadline may be deferred for consideration to the next admitting term. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible non-citizens and residents must submit the following:

  1. Official transcripts, or copies of official transcripts
  2. Application fee

The required minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA for non-degree admission is 2.5/4.0.Official documents issued by the relevant university, or copies of official documents issued by the relevant university, must be provided for any attempted or completed post-secondary coursework. These documents should include any failed, reattempted, or repeated courses.

Non-degree students who reapply to a degree-granting program may apply up to nine credit hours for approvedcoursework with at least a "B" average to the degree.Students should also refer to the section onTransfer Credit.

Meeting the minimum required GPA does not guarantee admission. Specific requirements and factors considered by academic units in admission decisions for specific degree programs are outlined in the relevant sections of this bulletin. Non-degree students are permitted to enroll in as many credit hours as they wish, but may only apply a maximum of nine credit hours for approvedcoursework with at least a "B" average to the degree.

International students may not apply for non-degree study, and cannot be granted an I-20 or an F-1 visa for non-degree study.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

International students applying for admission to degree-seeking or certificate programs must submit the following requirements, in addition to any requirements outlined in the relevant sections of this bulletin:

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  1. English proficiency test scores
  2. Financial affidavit of support
  3. Passport identity page
  4. SEVIS transfer form (only for students with active SEVIS IDs in the United States)

If the post-secondary institution(s) does not issue official transcripts in English, both the original and a professional English translation are required. We recommend an American Translators Association (ATA) translator (atanet.org). If the prior institution does not use the 4.0 scale grading system, the Office of Graduate Admission will evaluate your grades with respect to that system upon review of your transcripts. In the case that we are unable to evaluate and interpret credentials, applicants must have their documents professionally evaluated. Applicants must useEducational Credential EvaluatorsorEducational Perspectives. Professional evaluations along with official, original documents should be uploaded with the application.

Students whose primary language is not English, or whose undergraduate curricula were not taught exclusively in English, must submit a valid TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE score report to Illinois Tech using code 1318. These scores are considered valid for two years from the test date. If your scores are more than two years old at the time of your application submission, you must provide new scores. For minimum score requirements, please see English Proficiency Requirements. Waivers are available for students whose primary language is English, or whose undergraduate curricula were taught in English as noted on their official transcript(s). Students must receive at least two years of English-medium instruction from a degree-granting program to qualify for a waiver.

The financial affidavit of support is required for admitted students to receive their I-20 or DS-2019—documents used to secure the appropriate visa for studying in the United States. In accordance with federal regulations, students must demonstrate financial resources needed for at least one academic year of tuition and estimated living expenses for the academic year of entry. Any scholarships or assistantships awarded by Illinois Tech, the Office of Graduate Admissions, or by admitting university faculty, as well as any private, employer, or governmental based scholarships and sponsorships may be deducted from the amount a student is required to provide in their financial affidavit of support. Students may provide this documentation at the time of application, or after any offer of admission is made.

The passport identity page is used to verify applicants' full names, birthdates, and national origin before providing immigration documents. This allows documents to be processed more quickly and more accurately.

The SEVIS transfer form is only used for international students currently in the United States on an active F-1 visa in good standing wishing to transfer their existing SEVIS ID to Illinois Tech from their current university or institution in the United States. This form must be completed if an international student wishes to retain their current SEVIS ID, and will require assistance from an international students adviser at their current university. This must be completed and returned before a new I-20 using that existing SEVIS ID can be generated.

Meeting the minimum required test scores and GPA does not guarantee admission. Specific requirements and factors considered by academic units in admission decisions for specific degree programs are outlined in the relevant sections of this bulletin. Admitted students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses which may not count towards the degree.

Certification of Official Transcripts

Completion and conferral of a graduate degree requires degree-seeking admission to Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), and prior completion of the prerequisite degree requirement, as outlined in the current Graduate Bulletin. Admitted graduate students are required to have earned the prerequisite degree(s) prior to enrollment, and to present certification of the earned degree(s) before completing any graduate degree at Illinois Tech. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at Illinois Tech may be exempted from the degree certification policy at the discretion of the Office of Graduate Admission.

Degree certification will be completed at the time of admission, if the required documents have been provided by the student at that time. Students who have not provided this documentation at the time of admission must supply the required degree certifications prior to completion of the graduate degree at Illinois Tech. The student is responsible for requesting all required official documents and for any associated costs. The university reserves the right to deny degree conferral to any student who fails to provide the required certification of official documents.

Degree-seeking graduate students with an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. Institution of Higher Learning: verification of the baccalaureate degree will be satisfied by the submission of the official certified transcript for the earned degree, either provided by the student, or sent directly from the institution conferring the degree to the university’s Office of Graduate Admission. Students that have not provided this documentation at the time of admission must supply the required degree certifications prior to completion of the graduate degree at Illinois Tech.

Degree-seeking graduate students with an earned baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution of higher learning: verification of the baccalaureate degree will be satisfied by the submission and satisfactory review of the required original documents(or copies of original documents)and English translations, either sent directly from the institution(s) conferring the degree(s), provided by the student, or provided by an accepted international credential evaluation serviceto the university’s Office of Graduate Admission. Students who have not provided this documentation at the time of admission must supply the required degree certifications prior to completion of the graduate degree at Illinois Tech.Visit the Office of Graduate Admission website (admissions.iit.edu/graduate)for details on submitting the official documents to an accepted international credential evaluation service.

Non-degree graduate students: verification of the baccalaureate degreeis not required to pursue non-degree graduate courses, but must be provided in accordance with the above criteria should a student convert to degree-seeking status.Students who have not provided this documentation at the time of degree-seeking admission must supply the required degree certifications prior to completion of the graduate degree at Illinois Tech.

Failure to provide the required certification of the earned degree(s) will prevent degree conferral. Should the review of official documents fail authentication, the student will be dismissed from graduate study at the university.

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For any questions regarding the submission and/or certification of official transcripts, please contactthe Office of Graduate Admission (admissions.iit.edu/graduate).

English Competency

Any applicant whose undergraduate degree was earned at an institution where the primary language of instruction isnotEnglish must submitTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),Pearson Test of English (PTE),International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Testscores.

Applicants should have the official test results sent from the appropriate testing agency to the below address:

Office of Graduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 33rd Street, Room 203
Chicago, Illinois 60616

The Illinois Institute of Technology school code number is 1318.

By accepting admission to the university, the student is agreeing to take any additional English courses that Illinois Institute of Technology deems necessary. Academic departments always reserve the right to require an English language assessment from any applicant. The policy below does not apply to Stuart School of Business graduate students, who should reference theProfessional Communication Advancement sectionfor the applicable English assessment policy.

To be considered for admission without an English language requirement, the minimum total and section scores for each examination are listed in the table below.

English Competency
Examination Minimum Total Score Minimum Section Score
Duolingo English Test* 110+ NA
Internet-Based TOEFL 90 20
Paper-Based TOEFL 600 55
Pearson Test of English Academic 63 53
IELTS 6.5 6.5

*Students who are submitting the Duolingo English Test will be required to take an English Language Assessment at the beginning of the semester regardless of overall score. If supplemental English is recommended, students would be encouraged to complete courses with English Language Services.

Students admitted with the scores below are required to take an English language assessment and any required courses as a result of the assessment.Students will be assessed in specific skill areas according to their section scores.

English Competency
Examination Minimum Total Score Minimum Section Score
Internet-Based TOEFL 70-89 <20
Paper-Based TOEFL 550-599 <55
Pearson Test of English Academic 47-62 <53
IELTS 5.5-6.0 <6.5
Duolingo English Test* 95-109 110+

Upon completion of the English language assessments, students will be given a placement report indicating the English language program course or courses they are required to take during their studies. If students score high on a test proving proficiency in that area, they can waive out of a course and will not need to take that course.

*Students who are submitting the Duolingo English Test will be required to take an English Language Assessment in all skill areas at the beginning of the semester. For students who scored >=110, if supplemental English is recommended, students would be encouraged to complete courses with English Language Services. Please note: Students scoring <110 on the Duolingo are required to take English language program courses unless proving proficiency in each skill area as demonstrated by the results of the in-person English language assessments taken on campus.

Graduate English Proficiency Policies and Procedures

  • English language assessments are mandatory for newly admitted graduate students with low proficiency test scores. One to four corresponding exams may be administered. English language assessment(s) may also be required by the academic department decision-maker during the admission review.
  • Waivers are applied based on the assessment score results and entered directly by English Language Services. Waivers are not requested by the adviser.
  • After completing any required assessments, students must register for one PESL course per semester from the first term enrolled at Illinois Tech and until all course requirements are completed. Students may be registered automatically in a placeholder course, PESL 000, as an indicator of the PESL course requirement. Students may opt to take more than one PESL course per semester by emailing els@iit.edu.
  • A student with multiple English language requirements may reassess (in the following semester) after the first English language course is successfully completed. There is a fee associated with the reassessment. Students may not reassess in any skill area in which they have failed a course.
  • English language course enrollment (three credit hours) applies toward the full-time enrollment requirements of nine credit hours per regular academic semester for immigration purposes.Billing: Please note that each PESL course is equivalent to three credit hours although they are billed at the rate of one credit hour.
  • Students MUST make a reservation in order to take the English language assessment at english.iit.edu/assessments.
  • Continuing students must register for each remaining PESL course requirement, one per semester, unless a waiver(s) has been applied from the assessment or reassessment results. Students may request to take more than one PESL course per semester to complete their requirements sooner.

Assessment Placement and Waiver Scores

Level 1 PESL Course

Requirements
Requirement Credits
Listening PESL-021
Speaking PESL-061
Reading PESL-031
Writing PESL-041

Level 2 PESL Course

Requirements
Requirement Credits
Listening PESL-022
Speaking PESL-062
Reading PESL-032
Writing PESL-042

Waiver Auto Applied with ESL Score

Requirements
Requirement Credits
Listening 110+
Speaking 63+
Reading 117+
Writing 7+
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Financial Support

All qualified applicants are considered for all available and appropriate scholarships and assistantships at the time of their application review. Students awarded scholarships or assistantships are typically notified at the time of their admission. While all qualified applicants are considered for funding, awards are competitive and most scholarships or assistantships are awarded to a small number of selected students with outstanding credentials.

The I-20 or DS-2019 cannot be issued until an acceptable affidavit of financial support is received, along with requisite supporting bank, loan, or scholarship documents detailing the available funds. Funds must be liquid and available for immediate use in the United States to cover at least one academic year of tuition and estimated living expenses. Documents must be dated within six months of thestudent’s beginning date.Simple statements from parents or relatives to pay all expenses are not acceptable.Applicants on F-1 student visas are not eligible for part-time employment during their first year of enrollment.

Completion of international applications after the published final deadlines may not allow time for a decision to be made and/or a visa to be issued for the semester requested. Applicants are warned not to make definite arrangements for attending the university until they have received a formal notice of admission. Students will be advised of their admission decision as soon as possible after the university's receipt of all credentials, usually within six weeks.

Readmission for a Second Graduate Degree

A student who earns a graduate degree at Illinois Institute of Technology is not automatically accepted as a student in a second degree program in either the same or a different academic unit.

Continuation for a second degree is contingent upon admission in the second program. Students must submit and complete a new online application, and provide all required materials, in order to be considered for second graduate degree.

Newly Admitted Students

Admitted students and international students who have already submitted a sufficient affidavit of financial support should submit an Intent to Enroll Form and pay the deposit online to indicate whether or not they plan to attend Illinois Tech. Housing information, initial registration instructions, a medical examination form, and immunization requirements are also available to admitted students. For international students, the admission packet will include the I-20 or DS-2019. To register in the semester for which they were admitted, students must return the completed medical form and immunization form, and contact their assigned academic adviser.

Arrangements for campus housing must be made directly with the below office:

Director of Housing
Illinois Institute of Technology
3303 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.5075
housing@iit.edu
web.iit.edu/housing

Admission does not include commitments for room and board. A deposit is required with the application for housing. In general, the university cannot provide housing assistance for students who wish to live off-campus.

Newly admitted students should consult their academic units concerning program, degree requirements, and special departmental regulations, and should make every effort to arrive at the university in time for the initial registration advising date. If students cannot arrive before the first day of class each semester, the Office of Graduate Admission must be notified atgrad.admission@iit.edu. Arriving late without prior notification may result in being dropped from the admitted program, or cancellation of a SEVIS ID.

Enrollment Confirmation and Deferral Requests

At the time of admission, the student should submit a non-binding Intent to Enroll Form in the applicant portal to reserve a place in the program. Students committed to attending Illinois Tech should submit their tuition deposit through their student portal, which will be applied toward their first semester tuition statement.

All students who wish to defer their enrollment for up to one academic year must request the deferment by contacting the Office of Graduate Admission (grad.admission@iit.edu, 312.567.3020). International students may be required to submit a new bank statement.

Immunization Requirement

In accordance with Illinois law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957 and enrolling at Illinois Institute of Technology for the first time after July 1, 1989, must supply health provider-documented evidence of vaccination for meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, and mumps. Transfer students are considered as first-time enrolled students. Students enrolling for the first time during a summer session may be permitted to enroll in the subsequent fall semester before providing proof of immunity. Students who wish to enroll only in one online class per semester, and will not be on campus during the semester, may file a written request for an exemption. Exemption from one or more of the specific requirements may also be granted based on documented medical or religious reasons. A student who fails to provide acceptable evidence of immunity shall be prevented from registering for classes in the next semester. Individuals who are not properly immunized or who do not have proof of immunization may receive the required immunizations at the Student Health and Wellness Center for a nominal fee. The Certification of Immunization form is available atiit.edu/shwc/immunizations. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to:

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Student Health and Wellness Center
Illinois Institute of Technology
IIT Tower, Suite 3D9-1
10 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.7550 orstudent.health@iit.edu

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Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

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Send them an inquiry email that includes an update of what you are doing now, your transcript and resume, and any other helpful information. Let them know you are reaching out because you are seeking an academic reference letter.

How many letters of recommendation should I have for grad school? ›

Most graduate program applications ask for three letters of recommendation. If you are currently enrolled in college, your letters of recommendation are likely going to come from three of your professors.

Who is it most impressive to get letters of recommendation from? ›

Get advice from teachers, counselors, and family members on who would be best to write your recommendation letters. Be sure to select a current teacher or one from your junior year, preferably one who knows you well.

Is 1 month enough for recommendation letter? ›

It's best practice to give at least one month in advance, and more if you're applying to graduate school. At absolute minimum, you want to give them a two week's notice. This will allow them to reflect on your work and character, and have a conversation with you if they want more information.

Is 2 months enough for a letter of recommendation? ›

Plan on timing your request so that you give your recommender enough time to write you a strong letter; two to three months in advance is ideal. If a letter writer has plenty of time to prepare a letter and is not asked at the last minute, you are more likely to get a glowing recommendation.

Is 6 weeks enough time to ask for a letter of recommendation? ›

ASK WELL IN ADVANCE of the deadline.

Give 2 weeks at minimum, or 4-6 weeks for a longer letter. For grad school, this means asking your recommenders in September or October.

What is a weak letter of recommendation? ›

This letter is written when you can neither honestly recommend a job candidate nor easily refuse to write a recommendation.

Does a letter of recommendation increase chances? ›

Letters of recommendation can absolutely provide a boost to your college acceptance chances, even if you're not trying to get into a very competitive school. They give your future school insight into who you are as a person, both in and outside the classroom.

Do colleges really care about letters of recommendation? ›

While letters of recommendation are just one part of your application, they do play an important role in the college admissions process. These letters provide admission representatives with valuable information that's not necessarily obvious from your college application alone.

What is the #1 university in Illinois? ›

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Is Illinois Tech hard to get into? ›

The acceptance rate at Illinois Institute of Technology is 52.7%. For every 100 applicants, 53 are admitted. This means the school is moderately selective. The school expects you to meet their requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but they're more flexible than other schools.

How hard is Illinois Institute of Technology? ›

Illinois Institute of Technology admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 66%. Half the applicants admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology have an SAT score between 1230 and 1410 or an ACT score of 26 and 32.

What is the hardest school to get accepted into? ›

The 25 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2023
  • 1) Harvard University.
  • 2) Columbia University.
  • 3) Caltech.
  • 4) Stanford University.
  • 5) MIT.
  • 6) Princeton University.
  • 7) Yale University.
  • 8) Brown University.
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What is the hardest college to get accepted into? ›

Harvard University — 3.19%

With a record-low admission rate of just 3.19% for the class of 2026, Harvard currently ranks as the most difficult school to get into.

What is IIT Chicago famous for? ›

Based in the global metropolis of Chicago, Illinois Tech is the only technology-focused university in the city. It offers degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

Is rolling admission harder to get into? ›

Disadvantage: Rolling Admissions Isn't Devoid of Competition

We said it before, and we'll say it again: it gets harder and harder to get into a school with rolling admissions the longer you delay your application. Even if you apply early, there's a fair bet other students have had the same thought.

How fast do rolling admissions work? ›

The rolling admission process is quick. The earlier you apply, the sooner you get your answer, which could be as soon as 4-6 weeks after submitting your application. Many students can even begin senior year with a college acceptance in the bag!

Is Illinois Institute of Technology prestigious? ›

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings place Illinois Tech #122 among National Universities and #42 among Best Value Schools. The latest PayScale rankings place Illinois Tech #1 in Illinois among best value private colleges (after aid is awarded).

Can I get into UIC with a 2.0 GPA? ›

A minimum 2.50 GPA based on all attempted college coursework is recommended for transfer applicants. Please note, it is not a guarantee for admission, but we suggest it as a minimum when considering applying to UIC.

What GPA do you need to get into IIT? ›

Average GPA: 3.98

With a GPA of 3.98, Illinois Institute of Technology requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.

What is the acceptance rate of Illinois Institute of Technology? ›

Can I get into UIC with a 3.3 GPA? ›

Average GPA: 3.35

(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. With a GPA of 3.35, University of Illinois at Chicago accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in.

Is a 2.0 GPA below average? ›

A 2.0 GPA, or Grade Point Average, is equivalent to a C letter grade on a 4.0 GPA scale. This is equivalent to a 73-76%. The national average GPA is 3.0 which means a 2.0 is well below average and has room to be improved.

What does a 2.0 GPA equate to? ›

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Can a poor student get admission in IIT? ›

There are scholarship programs which provides fee remission for economically backward students in an IIT. Many NGOs also work in this regard which provide free scholarship for the students who are from the economically backward section.

Can an average get into IIT? ›

With the right preparation strategy, frequent study routine, effective time management & a positive mindset, even a weak or average student can crack IIT.

What is the probability of getting into an IIT? ›

Lakhs of candidates appear every year for JEE Mains, from which less than half of the candidates qualify for the JEE Advanced. Around 20000 to 25000 candidates qualify, out of which only 10000 candidates get successful in getting seats in 23 different IITs. As the number of IITs increases, seats in IITs also increase.

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