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For questions or information, please contact:

EPI Coordinator
(217) 265-6136


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EPI Schedule

The EPI is administered each semester. Interviews typically are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are scheduled every 20 minutes, typically between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those graduate students who are retaking the EPI are scheduled backwards from the end of the semester so that they have as much time as possible to finish ESL course work or tutoring.

Interview days and times during special exam periods in January, May, and August will vary from the above and will be announced when registration opens.


Spring 2017

Registration is open. Interviews will be scheduled on Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 4:30pm. On Thursdays, interviews will be scheduled from 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

EPI Dates:

February 28

March 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30

April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

May 2

The earliest interview day for retakers is April 11.

As of April 20: Interview times are still available on April 27 and May 2.

Location for Spring 2017: 402 Illini Union


Summer 2017

Summer session I: Registration is now open. The EPI will be offered on May 16, 18, and 23.

Summer session II: Registration will open on June 12. The EPI will be offered on July 11, 13, and 18, and on August 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16.

For August 8 - 16, priority will be given to students who may be hired to teach in the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.

Students who are away for the summer and wish to take the EPI in August in order to qualify for Fall 2017 teaching must arrive on campus in time for testing between August 8 and 16. This will allow time for the student to take the EPI and for the official results to be reported to the student’s hiring department prior to the beginning of the Graduate Academy on August 21. 

Fall 2017

Interviews will be offered from early October through early December. Registration will open in early September.