Fall 2015 Undergraduate Admission FAQ

What are the application deadlines for Fall 2016?

Early Action deadline is December 1, 2016

Rolling deadline for domestic applicants is August 1, 2016.
Rolling deadline for international applicants is May 15, 2016.

May I enroll in the Spring semester?
Students are able to begin studying in the Spring. However, due to the highly structured curriculum the student will not be able to start their studio classes until the Fall. The student will have the chance to catch up after the 3rd year, which is when the student will have the opportunity to take a Summer studio.

What application materials are required?
1. Application: Submit your complete application to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by using the online Common Application. The Common Application will require you to submit the application and writing supplement separately. You must submit both in order to complete your application.

2. Counselor/Teacher Evaluation or Letter of Recommendation: You will be prompted to give the forms found in the application to a counselor and/or teacher who know you well and can write about your strengths as a student. One letter is required but up to three are accepted. The form and letter can be submitted electronically by the teacher through the Common Application.

3. High School/Secondary School Transcripts: The transcript must be an official high school/secondary school transcript submitted directly from your high school counselor. The transcript can be submitted electronically by the counselor through the Common Application.

4. Test scores: Send official SAT I or ACT scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. IIT's SAT code is 1318; the ACT code is 1040. Your scores can be sent electronically or via mail directly from your counselor.

Is a portfolio required?
The College of Architecture does not require a portfolio from high school applicants; however, we always welcome a concise portfolio showing any visual work from art classes, architecture classes, or internships in the profession.

Transfer students are required to submit their portfolio after they are accepted so to determine Architecture course transfer credit. A complete portfolio is required for the College’s transfer credit evaluation and studio placement.

Where do I send my portfolio?
All materials should be submitted directly to the IIT College of Architecture at the address below.

Illinois Institute of Technology
College of Architecture
S. R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616

What are the transfer portfolio guidelines?
A portfolio should NOT exceed 8.5 x 11 inches in size, and must be mailed directly to the College of Architecture. For details on the guidelines please visit the Portfolio Guide. It is important to note that the transfer portfolio must show sufficient evidence so to evaluate each Architecture course that is being considered for transfer; credit hours, course content, plus quality of work. Transfer credits for General Education courses are determined only by the Undergraduate Affairs Office.

Will my portfolio be returned?
We do not return admissions portfolios to students who enroll in our program. Transfer portfolios will be available in the College office to be returned once it is evaluated.

How many Architecture transfer credits are considered?
Due to the studio structure of this program, students may transfer a maximum of two years of studio credit, 4 semesters, 24 credit hours; non-studio course are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To be placed in second year you must have earned 12 credit hours for studio courses.

What scholarships are available specifically for architecture students?
The Crown Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship offered to one first-year, full-time architecture student at the beginning of each Fall term. This scholarship requires an additional application, academic credentials and an original freehand drawing. Please see the Crown Scholarship website for more details.

For more information about undergraduate admission, please visit IIT Office of Undergraduate Admission.