Many policies and laws that could impact graduate students are not under the jurisdiction or authority of the Graduate College. Below is an incomplete list of those that are most relevant.
- Student Code
The policies and regulations of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Admissions Reform
The Admissions Task Force Report is available.
- Equal Opportunity Policy
This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.
- Health Insurance
All students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are required to carry health insurance coverage.
For information on graduate research policies and programs, see the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
- Policies on International Travel and Study Abroad
The following policy addresses concerns about the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff during international travel. This policy is in addition to all other University travel policies. See the Travel Guide for University Employees maintained by the Office of Business and Financial Services, available on-line at Business Travel for University Employees. Students traveling should also read the Education Abroad & International Travel Policies.
- Indictment or Conviction of a Crime
The University requires applicants who are under current indictment or have been convicted of a crime to disclose this information as a mandatory step in the application process.
- Oral English Proficiency for Teaching
UIUC Policy Statement Regarding the Appointment of Non-Native English Speaking Teaching Assistants, as required by Illinois State Law
- University Identification Numbers (UINs)
See the policy and purpose for UINs.
State of Illinois
- Graduate Employee's Organization (GEO) Contract
See the Agreement by and between The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and Graduate Employees' Organization IFT/AFT 6300
- Immunization Requirement at Registration
Illinois state law requires all new students to provide proof of immunity to certain contagious diseases before enrollment.
- Visa Eligibility for Applicants
See Evidence of Financial Resources and Visa Types and their Limitations
- Immigration Issues
Maintaining your status, employment issues, and travel information.
- Taxability of Tuition and Service Fee Waivers Associated with Assistantship Appointments
Current tax law exempts Teaching Assistants (TAs), Research Assistants (RAs), and most Fellows from having to pay taxes on tuition, service fee, and health service fee waivers associated with these appointments.
- Tax Information for Fellows
Fellowship stipends may be subject to income taxes for domestic and international students.