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ASPIRE - Fall Early Application and Campus Visit Program

Aspire Illinois will take place on Sunday OCTOBER 6 - Monday October 7, 2019

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Aspire Illinois is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) initiative designed to increase the pool of students from populations historically underrepresented in graduate programs at Illinois. This early application, early admission, and early decision program provides talented students from U.S. populations with an opportunity to visit the University of Illinois campus early in the application process, while simultaneously allowing departments at Illinois to showcase the quality and strength of their programs. Aspire Illinois also offers an early round of the Graduate College Fellowship competition to participating departments that nominate Aspire Illinois  students who have been admitted to their graduate programs.

The deadline for submission of the Aspire Illinois application is 12:00 am (midnight), Sunday, June 16, 2019.  If you have questions about the Aspire Illinois Fall Early Application and Campus Visit Program, please contact