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Requirements and Deadlines

What are the Graduate College admission requirements?

Please view our full list of our Minimum Requirements webpage. Remember that departments may have additional requirements for admission.

Will Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit grades impact my admission eligibility? 

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign evaluates applicants for admission to its graduate and professional colleges and schools holistically, meaning that we consider an applicant’s combination of personal accomplishments, letters of recommendation, personal statements, academic record, and test scores in making our admissions decisions. Such a review will consider the significant disruptions of COVID-19 when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials from Spring 2020. We understand that many institutions across the country instituted P/NP or CR/NCR grading policies during that semester. Thus, we will not penalize students for the adoption of P/NP, CR/NCR and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether the choices were made by institutions or by individual students. Our admissions evaluation will focus primarily on a student’s academic performance prior to this period, and if applicable, following this period. What is most important is that applicants demonstrate that they pursued a challenging curriculum that was relevant to their plan for graduate and professional education.

What is the application deadline?

Application deadlines are set by individual degree programs. It is your responsibility to visit the program web site to determine the deadline for your proposed admission term. If you apply after the deadline, you may not receive full consideration and you will not receive an application fee refund. Please visit our program directory for specific program web site and contact information.

Do my test scores and other application materials (transcripts, personal statements, writing samples, recommendation letters, etc.) have to be submitted by the program application deadline?

Most graduate programs require that all application materials be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration.

Is the GRE required?

The GRE is not a requirement of the Graduate College. However, it may be a program admissions requirement. Visit the program website for specific test score requirements.

What are the GRE & toefl codes for Illinois?

The institution code is 1836. Department codes are not necessary for our school. You can fill in any number there or leave it blank (if that is an option). As long as the institution code is correct, your test score will be available to any graduate program at Illinois.

Have my test scores been received?

Contact your proposed program of study directly to confirm the receipt of your official test scores.

If applying to multiple programs, do I need to submit my test scores multiple times?

No. Your test scores will be available to all graduate programs at Illinois.