First Year Elevate

Illinois Tech is committed to empowering students to make a successful transition from high school to college by providing a framework through which each student is able to find their support network within the Illinois Tech community, to maximize the use of all resources the university has to offer, to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-efficacy in order to make highly impactful life decisions, and to create a highly individualized plan to realize their desired college experience.

Using a combination of individual, group, and whole-group supports, the First-Year Elevate (FYE) consists of a bi-weekly emails and events addressing topics that are relevant to students during both their first year of college and a first-year mentorship program.

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Edge Award

Illinois Tech wants you to achieve your full potential, and our Edge Award will ensure you get more hands-on Elevate experiences that will land you a great job. We offer the award to prospective students who complete a virtual internship …

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SOAR: New Student Orientation

SOAR is a two-day event focused on providing incoming undergraduate students with an opportunity to meet classmates on campus and becoming familiarized with…

Academic requirements and expectations
Resources that will assist you in succeeding academically and socially at Illinois Tech

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Elevate Your Future Through Armour Academy

Our unique Armour Academy for Experiential Learning and Student Success combines the guaranteed real-world experiences of Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program with personalized guidance from engineering industry mentors.

We offer a world-class engineering education intentionally designed for your personal success. 

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