What is IFY?

Our International Freshman program is uniquely designed to support you as you pursue an undergraduate degree at Illinois Tech, while improving your academic and English language levels.

How it works

  • Improve your English language level

    • Academic writing skills
    • Academic reading skills
    • Presentation and discussion skills
    • Listening and note taking
  • Improve your academic grades and study skills

    • Improve your grade-point average
    • Learn the study skills essential for success in U.S. universities
  • Receive specialist university progression support

    • Expert guidance on which degree to progress to
    • One-to-one support sessions
    • Faculty visits and meetings
  • Progress to a university degree at Illinois Tech

Majors

Entry requirements

All admissions entry requirements for International Freshman Year

Fees and Dates

Fees

International
Freshman Year
Direct entry
Annual Fees
Tutition
Housing & Dining
Health Insurance
Mandatory Fees
Registration
$48,670
$15,328*
$1,687
$1,820*
$300
$48,670
$15,328*
$1,687
$1,820*
$300
*Estimated
scholarships
Scholarships available
(country based)
Up to $15,000
Elevate
Scholarship
Up to $5,000
Up to $5,000
Admission
Requirements
GPA
English Level
SAT
Min 2.25 GPA
65 TOEFL
Not Required
Min 3.0 GPA
90 TOEFL
Required

Fees are subject to change

Dates 2021

  Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Application deadlines 30th November TBA
Move-in 14th January 16th August (Estimated)
Semester 1 19th January - 8th May 23rd August - 11 December
Semester 2 24th May - 14th August 10th January - 7th May

Example program

On arrival you will be supported in developing a personalized study plan depending on your academic level and desired major.

1st Semester
Total Credits:12
Math Module

Math/Pre-Calculus/Calculus

Computing Module

Computer programming

Elective Module

Science Module /
Free Elective

Seminar Module

Seminar

2nd Semester
Total Credits:12
Math Module

Math/Calculus

Computing Module

Computer Science/
Science Elective / ITP

Elective Module

Science Module /
Free Elective

Undergraduate application
checklist and deadlines

Key IFY Direct Entry Not required for IFY
  1. Complete application form
  2. End of high/secondary school certificate or most recent transcripts if still due to complete
  3. Official copy of English proficiency
  4. Financial affidavit of support
  5. Bank statement (if required)
  6. Copy of passport identity page
  7. Pay deposit amount
  8. Explanation of any gaps in academic record e.g. resume
  9. Immigration check form including copies of any previous visas
  10. For students who are transferring credits, submit course descriptions
  11. Letters of recommendation
  12. Personal statement
  13. SAT or ACT test score/math test

Further information may be required depending on your circumstances