I. Before You Begin

Contact Information

Your proposed program of study is best able to advise you throughout your application process. Their contact information can be found at: www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions/depts/index

Individuals with Disabilities: For alternative formats of these or other application documents, please contact our office at 217-244-4637 or the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services at 217-333-1970 V/TTY.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals with Disabilities

Campus facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the most accessible in the nation for disabled persons, and applications from persons with disabilities are always welcomed. For alternative formats of these or other application documents, please contact our office at 217-244-4637 or the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) at 1207 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, phone: (217) 333-1970 (V/TDD). DRES coordinates services for all U of I students with disabilities.

Indictment or Conviction of a Crime

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the University community. As part of this commitment, the University requires applicants who are under current indictment or have been convicted of a crime (other than a routine traffic offense or in a juvenile proceeding) to disclose this information as a mandatory step in the application process. A previous conviction of current indictment does not automatically bar admission to the University, but does require review. Complete information must be sent by certified mail at the time of application for admission to: Review Committee, 300 Turner Student Services Building, 610 East John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA. Applicants are responsible for verifying receipt by the University and for maintaining a copy of the receipt certifying submission. Information to be submitted includes a brief explanation, location (city, state, country) of conviction or current indictment, dates, and court disposition, in English. This statement must include a grant of permission to the University for complete access to criminal records, if any. For further information on this requirement, call (217) 333-0050.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The commitment of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms. It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, arrest record status, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.  This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.  The official nondiscrimination policy may be found at http://cam.illinois.edu/ix/ix-b/ix-b-1.htm
This policy and the associated procedures are established to provide a means to address complaints of discrimination or harassment based on the protected categories described herein. Individuals who believe that a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employee has subjected them to discrimination or harassment in violation of this policy should contact: Director at the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access at diversity@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0885. 

Important Application Materials

Application Checklist

The Application Checklist provides you with a checklist of the different types of information you will need to have available as you complete the Graduate College application for admission.