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ApplyYourself for Graduate Admissions Processing

ApplyYourself (AY) is the company that provides the software and database used for collecting and processing graduate applications to UIUC. Data used for creating and admitting applicants is interfaced with Banner nightly.

How to Access ApplyYourself

For new user access to ApplyYourself, contact Graduate Admissions. If a new user will also be entering ratings to admit applicants, the Unit Security Contact for their unit must also contact AITS to request they be added as an Academic Admissions Rater.

Department users access the AY WebCenter to access submitted applications. The URL for the WebCenter is:
User ID: <<your Net ID>>
Password: <<your AY password>>

If you forget your password, you can click 'Need Help?' in the login box to have a new password created and sent to your email account.

How to Use ApplyYourself

The AY WebCenter has links to training on every page. From the Main Menu, the Training Links under Resources offer a variety of training and job aids. There are scheduled online basic training sessions, recorded sessions, PowerPoint slides, and 2-3 page Quick Reference guides on most topics including: Navigation and Searching, Online Recommendations, Printing, Letters and Labels, Emails and Posting Messages, Exporting Data to Excel, Reports, Applicant Analysis, and other topics. In addition, Graduate Admissions has put together helpful AY training information specific to UIUC at:

ApplyYourself Technical Support

Applicants or Recommenders having problems logging in, uploading documents, or other technical support problems should use the AY Tech Support links found on every page of the application or recommendation system. For non-technical problems or questions, contact Graduate Admissions.