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Graduate and Professional Admissions - Minimum Requirements

COVID-19 Admissions Impacts

We understand that some applicants may have concerns regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on admissions. We want to do what we can to relieve stress related to the graduate admissions process. We understand that many schools and testing services have suspended operations indefinitely or made changes to grading options (such as pass/no pass or credit/no credit grading). We are taking this and other extenuating circumstances into consideration as we review applicants and work with our admitted students. If you have been impacted by COVID-19, we encourage you to contact your proposed program of study regarding your specific situation and to monitor our COVID-19 Updates page on our website for more information as it becomes available. Our thoughts are with everyone affected, and we hope that you stay safe.
  • Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission. If your undergraduate study is longer than 4 years, additional semesters may be used to calculate the admission GPA. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.
     
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States or a or comparable degree program from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, and who meet the GPA requirements stated above will be admitted conditionally pending receipt of final academic credentials showing the undergraduate degree as conferred.
  • International applicants must meet minimum requirements based on their country of origin. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.
     
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency with an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score or by qualifying for an English proficiency waiver. Score and waiver requirements are listed at https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c