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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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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Elevate Feedback Form

As this is a brand new website, we would like to hear your feedback  — let us know what’s working and what you would like to see.

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Student Handbook 2021-2022

Illinois Tech was founded on the premise that every person of any background could be educated here and find meaningful roles in society. Even 125+ years later, we continue to take pride in our campus, curriculum, and vibrant student life …

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The intention of this form is to gain a clearer perspective on the student’s perception of the Elevate Program. Your …

When students participate in an Elevate experience, the Edge Award is a financial resource used to help pay for experience-related …

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