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Dates and Deadlines

Due to possible Covid-19 delays, the deadline for Fall 2020 graduate admission applications has been waived.  However, international applicants should take into consideration the time involved in obtaining a student visa and arriving on campus by August 24, 2020 which is the first day of classes.  Students who cannot arrive on campus by August 24 may elect to defer their admission or enroll in online courses. Students applying for the online programs should register by August 17, 2020 to avoid delays in registration and course access.

Application Deadlines:

  • PHD (with full consideration for funding opportunities): January 1
  • MS with thesis (and full consideration for funding opportunities): January 1
  • BS-MS program (application submitted during the Junior year): January 1
  • MS Non-thesis program (online or on campus): July 1
  • Certificate Program (non-degree): July 1
  •  Late applications of self-funded students (MS Non-thesis, online, or certificate program) can be considered up to the start of the semester.  However, course selection may be limited.

  • PHD (with full consideration for funding opportunities): October 8
  • MS with Thesis (and full consideration for funding opportunities): October 8
  • MS Non-thesis program (online or on campus): December 1
  • Certificate Program (non-degree): December 1
  • Late applications of self-funded students (MS Non-thesis, online, or certificate program) can be considered up to the start of the semester.  However, course selection may be limited.

 

Q: What is the deadline in order for an applicant to be considered for admission and financial aid?

A: January 1 for Fall admission and October 8 for Spring admission, but applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications and supporting documents earlier. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered, but the possibility of finanical aid is reduced.

Q: When are admission decisions made?

A: Decisions are made on a rolling basis after the deadlines. For instance, we begin to review application files for the fall semester in late January.

Q: Can courses taken as part of the non-degree certificate program be applied later toward a graduate degree?

A:  Yes, students may petition to have up to 12 hours of coursework taken as non-degree count toward the MS degree program.

Undergraduate Contacts                                   Graduate Contacts

Brian S. Woodard

Brian S. Woodard
Director of Undergraduate Programs
(217) 300-8109
bswoodrd@illinois.edu

Laura Ann Gerhold

Daniel J. Bodony

Daniel J. Bodony
Associate Head
(217) 244-3844
bodony@illinois.edu

Jenna Russell


Jenna Russell
Graduate Programs Coordinator 
jennar@illinois.edu

 

 

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