Illinois Institute of Technology

Welcome to Illinois Tech

Congratulations on being accepted to Illinois Tech. Our teachers and staff are looking forward to meeting you and helping you to succeed during your first year as a university student in the United States.

Call +1 857.272.4086 if you need assistance when you arrive.

Students need to make sure they are checking both their personal and hawk email accounts.

Your Pre-arrival Requirements 
High school transcripts Illinois Tech requires students to arrive with a minimum of one original or certified copy of their High school transcripts and graduation certificate. (Six official copies are recommended). If a student has attended a university program, those transcripts are also required
Airport transfer options

Airport transfer options: We recommend students take a taxi from O’Hare airport or sign up for an Illinois Tech shuttle bus. If taking a taxi, only take one from the official taxi stand outside the terminal doors.  A taxi will be around $60 and a tip of an additional 15% is expected.  Illinois Tech will also provide a shuttle bus (please take this to Mies Campus) – information will be sent by email.

Bill payment options

Paid via flywire or TransferMate directly to Illinois Tech after you have registered for all classes. Payments must be made via the student's MyIIT portal. Payment is due by September 6th, after arrival on campus.

Arrival

Upon arrival at Illinois Tech, you can go directly to your residence hall to check-in. Please email or text the Center Director upon arrival at centreheadiit@oncampus.global or +1 857.272.4086

Emergency contact: Susan Strow, Center Director, centreheadiit@oncampus.global and +1 857.272.4086

Completed  Due Date  Pre-Arrival Requirements
  As soon as possible

Apply for your I-20 - you need this in order to apply for your F-1 student visa

  As soon as possible

Apply for housing - check emails, you can apply for housing after you deposit and submit I-20 documents

  July 15 or sooner

Complete all assessments - IFY and IGY (English), IFY only (Math, Writing) - please check emails for information

 

July 30 or sooner

Submit travel plans to centreheadiit@oncampus.global

  TBD

Register for a virtual SOAR orientation

  August 16 Residence halls open for move-in; please review COVID protocol closer to your arrival date
  August 18

Global Education Center Orientation - online and in-person

  August 23 Classes Start
 

September 4

Last day to add/drop class
 

September 6

Tuition due

Connect with Global Education Center!

Take some time and connect with us through social media and learn all about what to expect when you arrive on campus. 

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Paying your bill

Tuition and fees are paid directly to Illinois Tech and the bill can be found on the student's MyIIT portal. Tuition and fees are due September 6th. You do not need to pay tuition prior to arrival unless you have been fully registered for classes. Tuition and fees can only be calculated after you have registered for classes.


Flight Details-Arriving to Chicago

As soon as you buy your ticket to Chicago send the flight details to centreheadiit@oncampus.global so we can plan for your arrival.

Flight number(s) Airport Departure Time Airport Arrival date  Time
             
             

Airport transfer options: We recommend students take a taxi from O’Hare airport or sign up for an Illinois Tech shuttle bus. If taking a taxi, only take one from the official taxi stand outside the terminal doors.  A taxi will be around $60 and a tip of an additional 15% is expected.  Illinois Tech will also provide a shuttle bus (please take this to Mies Campus) – information can be found here https://web.iit.edu/international-center/new-students/transportation-to-illinois-tech


What to bring to Chicago 

Required Documentation
Place the following documents in your carry-on bag:

U.S. Customs and Immigration:

Upon entrance into the United States you will be required to go through immigration. IIT has put together some information for students which can be found here: https://web.iit.edu/international-center/new-students/arriving-in-the-us

  • Passport and Visa
  • Original signed SEVIS I-20
  • Illinois Tech acceptance letter
  • Illinois Tech support letter
  • Contact information for the Center Director  (telephone number and email)
  • Medicine and prescription if needed
Academic:
  • Official High School transcripts and graduation certificates. Official notarized translations must be provided when originals are not in English. Official university transcripts (if applicable)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS)

Health & Safety:

  • Approved medications and repeat prescriptions (if applicable)

Residence hall items

Money

It may take a few days to open a bank account, please make sure that you have a credit card and at least $300 in cash for emergencies

Clothing 

Chicago has four seasons: Winter, spring, summer, and fall. The temperatures change dramatically for each season. The fall tends to be warm to cool and the winter is very cold and there might be a lot of snow. You may want to wear layers during the colder months and be sure to bring or buy a winter coat. Some students chose to bring all of their clothes for the year or you can bring enough for the first half of the year, and bring more when you return from winter break. There are many places to buy inexpensive winter clothes in Chicago and a shopping outing will be part of your week 1 program

Packing Tips

Click here for a list of items to bring with you to Illinois Tech web.iit.edu/housing/what-bring-and-what-not-bring

 


 

Pre Arrival Handbook 

For more information, please click here to see the Pre Arrival Handbook 2020